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Windows 7: How to gradually pre-load Windows Updates in an install iso

18 Jul 2014   #1
Fallingwater

LMDE, Win7 x64
 
 
How to gradually pre-load Windows Updates in an install iso

I often fix other people's computers, and the most time-consuming, laborious and really effing annoying part of the process is waiting for Windows to do the updates, then rebooting, then waiting for it to do the updates it failed to do the first time around, then rebooting, et cetera.

I'd much rather grab the install ISO and somehow stuff all the most recent updates into it. I'd keep updating it as time went on, so as to have an up-to-date installer that would only need to download a few updates when installed.

I know this can be done because I've seen other pre-updated installers, but I don't know how to do it myself. Any hints?


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18 Jul 2014   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

You can always for that time grab the Windows 7 x32 or x64 SP1 U (media refresh) with the most up to date (Last Updated: 25 May 2014)

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

If you haven't already done it!

Or make image with: Imaging with free Macrium each time you think is enough updates installed to do so.
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18 Jul 2014   #3
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

There is no 'approved' shortcut to Windows Update - unless you feel like a 40GB install.
Yes, it's possible to slipstream some updates into the SP1 install - but they cannot by the nature of things include every possible update ( which you'd have to update on a monthly basis anyhow)

There are a number of tools which will enable you to do local updates from a server - perhaps you should be investigating these.
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18 Jul 2014   #4
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Don't be discouraged. I do it all the time. Not all updates can be integrated, but most can , which will save you a huge amount of time.

Initially I made a batch file to do it, probably easier to use one of several tools. Simplest is Kevin's. Very obvious how to use it. WindowsPatchLoader Free Download
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18 Jul 2014   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

This can be helpful for you too.

Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

Care of the Tipbox because you might have some restrictions.
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19 Jul 2014   #6
Fallingwater

LMDE, Win7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
There is no 'approved' shortcut to Windows Update - unless you feel like a 40GB install.
This is actually not unfeasible. If the source can max out my 1.2 MB/s connection 40 gigs takes me but a night to download. Can you elaborate on this?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Don't be discouraged. I do it all the time. Not all updates can be integrated, but most can , which will save you a huge amount of time.
I guess this will have to do. I just wish whatever is left to download would actually install, instead of throwing errors for every update out of three. *sigh*

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Initially I made a batch file to do it, probably easier to use one of several tools. Simplest is Kevin's. Very obvious how to use it. WindowsPatchLoader Free Download
I'll check this out, thanks.
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