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Windows 7: Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

19 May 2016   #91
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

That still doesn't explain clean installs though.
If it's the one that shipped with SP1 that's causing the issue, then why did it work without issue for so many years?
And if it's a subsequent WU Client update that's caused it, then why would it affect clean installs?


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19 May 2016   #92
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Why would anyone not be using media that already had sp1 on it ?
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19 May 2016   #93
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Why would anyone not be using media that already had sp1 on it ?
Perhaps they just like to do things the HARD way. Must be the thrill of the challenge
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19 May 2016   #94
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't know. It seems to have started around the time they released KB2990214 and Windows 10 Upgrade updates.
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19 May 2016   #95
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

See UserNameIssues research here:

Latest Windows Update Client - Windows Update Agent
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19 May 2016   #96
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

It seems to be mostly about timing. I've had new installs pick up updates really quickly and other new installs taking hours. I've even tried to skip the "WU update agent" that gets offered as soon as you first run Windows update and install the newest WU Client skipping all others and still can be slow or fast.

I've had better luck trying to guess the roll of a double dice on a roulette table

Anyway apologies for wandering off the thread topic
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19 May 2016   #97
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Personally (after any WU fix) I always leave the machine on but stop and disable Windows Update Service for 24 hours before rebooting then re-enabling WU Service and running an update check. It always seems to work better with this 24 hour delay.
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19 May 2016   #98
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm somewhat lost. Let me explain.
Where in the world are people getting all these installation disk or downloaded ISO's without SP-1?
I do have one Microsoft DVD without SP-1 only because when I bought it their was not a SP-1 yet. All other Microsoft DVD's after that all came with SP-1.
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19 May 2016   #99
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Has this "thing" appeared on torrent sites, so that people can actually download it?
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19 May 2016   #100
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Has this "thing" appeared on torrent sites, so that people can actually download it?
I'll upload it for you now Lehnerus. It will be public in my Google Drive. Should I PM you the link? Shouldn't take long.
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