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Windows 7: Windows 7 clean install and then update without countless restarts?

04 Oct 2016   #1
hassl3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 clean install and then update without countless restarts?

I'm about to do a clean install of windows 7 professional 64bit. I hope to avoid going through the endless cycles of updates that are required to get the system current. Usually a clean install would be followed up several rounds of updates via windows update. These require multiple restarts and sometimes update A needs to be downloaded and installed before update B can be applied.

I remember reading that it was possible to manually download and install one update that would take care of most updates in one go. Not sure if this is possible, but I remember reading something about it and bookmarking the website. Unluckily my computer crashed and I had to reinstall my system and I have no idea where I saw that article, nor do I have any idea what any of the technical terms are - that means I wouldn't even know what to type into the search bar if I wanted to use google.

Does any one have an idea of what I'm talking about, or do I need to provide more information? Again, I'm looking to do a clean install and then quick update of windows 7 professional. I think when I install it I won't even have service pack 1.

Help would be greatly appreciated.


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04 Oct 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Hassl3,
Close the lowest we can get is 3 restarts.
First off
What is your licence type
OEM, OEM System Builder or Retail.

Roy
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04 Oct 2016   #3
hassl3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply. Three restarts is more than acceptable! However, I don't know anything about my license type - I'm guessing retail? Someone at a computer repair shop is going to help me with the install, but due to a language barrier it's not easy to communicate with him.
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04 Oct 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Clean install
windows update
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04 Oct 2016   #5
hassl3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks a lot! I think this is what I was looking for; I'll give it a shot and see how it goes.
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04 Oct 2016   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Hassle,
can you run this tool,
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

It will tell me what youve got.

>>>OR<<< there should be a sticker on the bottom of a laptop, or the side of your desktop.
DO NOT POST the 5 blocks of letters/numbers.

I only need it so that you/i can get a W7 Pro SP1 install file,

Roy
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04 Oct 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No problem if you have any trouble just ask where exactly
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04 Oct 2016   #8
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Was just about to drop that in, after i found out what he's got.

Then your other Quick install process

Cheers thrash.


Roy
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04 Oct 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
Pleasure is mine but the process is Microsoft's well at least the updates are
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05 Oct 2016   #10
hassl3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

@ThrashZone

I downloaded those files, turned off windows update and tried to install the files.

The first file KB3020369 seemed to install without any problems. It didn't prompt me to restart, but I did anyway.

However after restarting and attempting to install the second update (KB3125574) I got an error message that said "The update is not applicable to your computer."

Any help with this? Thanks a lot!

EDIT: I should say that I downloaded the files for Windows 7 x64 based systems. I turned off system update as well as disabled both hibernation and sleep. Really have no idea what is wrong with my system and I'm incredibly grateful for any help in resolving this issue.
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