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Windows 7: Slipstream with upgrade disc

30 May 2016   #1
dc3of4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Slipstream with upgrade disc

I have not been able to find an answer to the question "can you slipstream using a upgrade disc"?


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30 May 2016   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have an official Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade DVD, without SP1.

I downloaded SP1 and slipstreamed SP1 into a newly burned Windows installation DVD.

It works.

If that's what you mean. Maybe not.
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30 May 2016   #3
dc3of4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I have a friend who has XP installed on her computer and is going to upgrade to Windows 7. It had been suggested that she slipstream her updates with the upgrade installation disc. I knew this was possible with a installation disc, but wasn't sure if this could be done using a upgrade disc. I did a fairly extensive Google search for information and found one reference to not being able to use a upgrade disc to slipstream, but only the one reference.
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30 May 2016   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I wouldn't personally bother with a slip stream in her case.

Why bother? It introduces a complication and has a learning curve and takes time.

If it works, all it does is save you time. Nothing more.

If she had done it before and was highly familiar with the process and knew it worked, fine, then do it.

But she doesn't.

Why complicate things?
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30 May 2016   #5
dc3of4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Not being able to be there when she does this I had made the same suggestion. Microsoft has released a "Convenience Rollup". I had suggested that she do the upgrade and then download the rollup. She has never done a slipstream, and like you, I had thought it would be quicker and easier for her to do it without slipstreaming. Great minds think a like.

Thank you for substantiating that the upgrade disc can be used for slipstreaming and your suggestion that she not do this.

Dan
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30 May 2016   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've read in the last 48 hours that the "convenience rollup" includes some updates she may not want--related to Windows 10 and/or telemetry.

I'd be wary of it unless she likes everything MS can push out to her and is not discriminating. That's fine, her choice.

On my clean install of Windows 7 a couple of weeks ago, I was offered about 140 updates.

I went through them by eyeball and deliberately hid (refused) maybe 20, avoiding any related to 10 or telemetry--as well as a few others that I knew were unnecessary.

I then installed the remaining 120 in batches of 20 or 30 each. Took most of a day--2 or 3 hours per batch. Her mileage may differ.

If she doesn't want each and every thing MS can push to her, she needs to look at Windows Update control panel settings and reduce it to a minimum--don't automatically do anything, just notify of updates but let me choose; don't notify me about stuff other than Windows; don't give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates.

Even with those settings, you still have to be vigilant about what is offered.
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30 May 2016   #7
dc3of4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Aside from updates she may not want, it appears that there known issues with the convenience rollup. You also need to have SP1 in order to use the rollup.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574

I installed a new 240GB SSD and reinstalled Windows 8.1 and experienced a similar number of updates. Having see this movie before I knew better than just let Microsoft send all of these update and install them. I have my updates set to allow them to download, but let me decide whether I want to install them. This way I can select ten or so at a time.

My wife has Windows 7 on her laptop, so I still have Windows 7 when I want it.

I'm actually quite computer literate. I have over 25,000 post over the last ten years at another website I'm sure you are aware of. Every now and again I can't find the information I want or need and have used this website and a couple of others where I know I can find good information.

I appreciate your time and the good information.

Dan
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30 May 2016   #8
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

There is no "upgrading" of xp to 7. You must do a clean install. You can use nlite to slipstream sp1 if you want as well as customize your install. nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation
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31 May 2016   #9
dc3of4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

@townsbg

I would suggest that you read post #2 where ignatzatsonic posted to explain that they have a Windows 7 upgrade disc. The person I'm helping has one as well. So it would appear that you may want to rethink your post stating that "there is no upgrading xp to 7".
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31 May 2016   #10
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Ok as I see it a windows upgrade entails putting in the dvd and running the set up from the dvd, the end result being that windows is updated without over-writing your files or programs. That is not an option when going from XP to 7. You must do a clean install wherein the entire hard drive is wiped and your programs will need to be reinstalled. Now if you mean something else by upgrade then please explain.

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Upgrade your current PC


If your current PC can run Windows 7, you can upgrade it. Note that you can use upgrade media, but you must perform a custom installation of Windows 7, which doesn't keep any of your files, programs, or settings.

Upgrade to Windows 7 - Microsoft Windows
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