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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

10 Mar 2013   #271
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You are not likely to get any service packs. The updates with keep coming. Makes it awkward to reinstall.

I have updated my installtion images already. My own SP2 if you like. Takes a little time but is actually quite easy.


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10 Mar 2013   #272
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well I still think buying extra Windows 7 now is smart shopping. Microsoft is going to keep throwing new junk at us for some time. They seem to be slower learners.
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10 Mar 2013   #273
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well I still think buying extra Windows 7 now is smart shopping. Microsoft is going to keep throwing new junk at us for some time. They seem to be slower learners.
At this point in time I feel like it's a waste of money as 7 isn't suddenly going to drop off the face of Microsoft. And they still have the business community to support.

Besides, unless you develop a way to stock pile all the updates, it'll be a moot point - what's the use in having the OS if you can't get the updates.

Anyway I think this is a bit drastic, but that's me.
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10 Mar 2013   #274
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You are not likely to get any service packs. The updates with keep coming. Makes it awkward to reinstall.

I have updated my installtion images already. My own SP2 if you like. Takes a little time but is actually quite easy.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
...Besides, unless you develop a way to stock pile all the updates, it'll be a moot point - what's the use in having the OS if you can't get the updates...
SIW2 has the answer (other than 42): make an image of the Win7 installation after all the updates have been installed. When doing a "clean" installation of the OS using the image, make another image after the updates that were released since the previous updates have been done.
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10 Mar 2013   #275
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I did it another way. Mount your image from install.wim - put in the updates with dism. Make other adjustments as you like - registry entries.etc.

There have been over 500 updates released - only about 130 needed.

Works well for repair install also.

Might do a tutorial if there is enough interest.
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10 Mar 2013   #276
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Might do a tutorial if there is enough interest.
I think there would be a lot of interest!

However, I'm missing something. I have a spare OEM and a retail version of W7.
1) How does this help me/us when I want to install on a new build?
2) Aren't security updates a moving target and if this support ceases won't the PC be vulnerable?
3) Have MS provided a date when update downloads (on top of SP1) will cease?
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10 Mar 2013   #277
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
2) Aren't security updates a moving target and if this support ceases won't the PC be vulnerable?
3) Have MS provided a date when update downloads (on top of SP1) will cease?
That will be the 2020 date MS gave - security updates will keep coming.

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1) How does this help me/us when I want to install on a new build?
Makes no difference. Install exactly the same as you always do. It is just that the updates are already in - saves a lot of time.

Not using any machine specific ones - if you have some - then windows update will offer them - together with graphics card driver ( unless you want to include that yourself - bit pointless they keep pushing out new ones ) - and a couple of things you don't want , like bing desktop - just hide them.

I set things up, too - start menu is how I like it - my context menu items, minimate, and so on.
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10 Mar 2013   #278
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I missed the 2020 date. 7 years is a long time and if MS are still around I assume they will have new OSs better suited to the needs of many users.
Still your offer SIW2 would be welcomed by many
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10 Mar 2013   #279
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I missed the 2020 date. 7 years is a long time and if MS are still around I assume they will have new OSs better suited to the needs of many users.
Still your offer SIW2 would be welcomed by many
+1, that would be interesting
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10 Mar 2013   #280
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
That would be interesting

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I did it another way. Mount your image from install.wim - put in the updates with dism. Make other adjustments as you like - registry entries.etc.

There have been over 500 updates released - only about 130 needed.

Works well for repair install also.

Might do a tutorial if there is enough interest.
I'd be interested in seeing that.

I tried to create a W7 install disc with SP1 and all of the updates up to July 2012 (using RT Se7en Lite).
It didn't work.
When the install got to the last stage (Preparing your desktop) it just stopped.
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