Computers with CPUs that don't support SSE2 and Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
    Thread Starter
       #11

    wither 2 said:
    I was going to correct my comment about Firefox 52.9 but you already identified that it supports 100. Since you have 3 computers that support SSE2, why are you concerned about the ones that don't? You can only use one at a time (well, unless you're sitting there with more than one running).
    No problem having all 5 desktop computers running at the same time in the same room. It is awkward because I only have 4 monitors. However, one monitor has both DVI and VGA inputs. Computer #3 plugs into the DVI input and Computer #4 plugs into the VGA input. All I have to do to switch computers is to toggle the monitor inputs between DVI and VGA. Note a dedicated button on the monitor does this.

    I also sometimes have both laptops running at the same time. They are in two other rooms.

    Network file and printer sharing works fine between all the computers except the one with Windows XP. I need to fix this.
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  2. Posts : 2,198
    Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
       #12

    I'm sure you have a reason for that arrangement but I found it a little amusing because of my astonishment. I mentioned the arrangement you have to my girl and the first words out of her mouth were "is he married?" I'm on one desktop computer a great deal of the time and occasionally fire up one of my two other ones if I can't do something on this one and, she not real happy about it.

    You should post your sharing problem in the Network section of the forum, if you want help with it.
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  3. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
    Thread Starter
       #13

    wither 2 said:
    I'm sure you have a reason for that arrangement but I found it a little amusing because of my astonishment. I mentioned the arrangement you have to my girl and the first words out of her mouth were "is he married?" I'm on one desktop computer a great deal of the time and occasionally fire up one of my two other ones if I can't do something on this one and, she not real happy about it.
    I spend most of the time on my laptop in the living room. About being married...My wife has her animal kids while I have my computer kids.
    wither 2 said:
    You should post your sharing problem in the Network section of the forum, if you want help with it.
    That is a low priority right now. I might address this problem on "www.xpforums.com", For the time being I am transferring things with a flash drive.
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  4. Posts : 442
    Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
       #14

    to me, non-sse2 pcs have no future from year 2020 & beyond (it may sound kinda harsh but I don't wanna be running most modern apps on older systems that lack sse2 and there will be more and more apps that need sse2)

    at least someone here got a super cheap desktop pc that can run win7 on lga 1155 cpus and their mobos are cheap (and won't have to worry about sse2 support as it's included):
    Can Windows 7 still be used?
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  5. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
    Thread Starter
       #15

    I just wanted to add an update to my problems updating Windows 7 on a computer with a CPU that does not support SSE2.

    I reinstalled Windows 7 Home on the computer. After I installed SP1 I tried to use Simplix to update it. Unfortunately, Simplix refused to do so because it requires the CPU to support SSE2. In looking at the history of Simplix I see that has been true since v. 18.5.10.

    I went back to my previous method of following this article:

    How to obtain and install Windows 7 SP2
    Redirecting

    Right now Windows Update says there are 56 updates to install. I don't plan to install any of them because of previous experience I know that some of them will bork my computer. That is because they will assume the computer supports SSE2 and try to install anyways. BTW, I previously used System Restore when an update borked my computer. I really don't want to go through that again.
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  6. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #16

    You could try simplix from 2017

    Checksum information
    ---------------------------
    Name: UpdatePack7R2-17.5.15.exe
    Size: 686697048 bytes (654 MB)

    SHA1: 7D6BE34F4F3CBB64007184832460130F47CA009B

    https://soubory.instaluj.cz/dwlsym/8...R2-17.5.15.exe
    Last edited by SIW2; 2 Weeks Ago at 13:07.
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  7. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
    Thread Starter
       #17

    SIW2 said:
    You could try simplix from 2017
    Checksum information
    ---------------------------
    Name: UpdatePack7R2-17.5.15.exe
    Size: 686697048 bytes (654 MB)
    SHA1: 7D6BE34F4F3CBB64007184832460130F47CA009B
    https://soubory.instaluj.cz/dwlsym/8...R2-17.5.15.exe
    Thanks for checking on this. I clicked on that link but it was blocked by Malwarebytes. When I tried to override the block I got a file not found error.

    Ideally, the version to try would be 18.4.30 since that is the last version to work on CPUs without SSE2. I found a few hits but they appeared to be Russian websites and were blocked by Malwarebytes. I decide this time to not to try and override these blocks.

    I was in luck because I found a link to another 2017 version of Simplix on archive.org aka The Wayback Machine.

    Simplix Update Pack 7 R 2 17.7.15 For Windows 7 SP 1
    Simplix Update Pack 7 R 2 17.7.15 For Windows 7 SP 1 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

    I downloaded and ran UpdatePack7R2-17.7.15.exe.

    Note before I installed Simplix I installed SP1 and the Rollup.

    I ran Simplix. It had to reboot several times. Each time it booted it had to wait for me to log in before it could continue. Since I was not in the same room I don't know how long it had to wait. Fortunately, it completed successfully. It downloaded and successfully installed 60 updates.

    On a side note this time I wanted to create backups before and after the updates. I have done this but there is a problem. I have tried several programs but could only get AOMEI Backupper to install without crashing. Backupper made the backups OK but I haven't been able to create create bootable recovery media for it. The Linux CDs it creates simply won't boot. I tried to create a bootable Linux CD on another computer but that CD wouldn't boot either.
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  8. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #18

    Are you using 64 or 32 bit on that machine?

    is it this Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits ?

    If you need 32 bit recovery media with aomei backupper, I can probably make it for you.

    Is there a particular reason why you dont download

    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1-U ISO (Refresh)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    X17-59463.iso

    OR

    en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x86_dvd_u_677460.iso

    Both of the above iso files are the same file. Either one will do

    SHA1: 65FCE0F445D9BF7E78E43F17E441E08C63722657
    ISO/CRC: 35511F11
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  9. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
    Thread Starter
       #19

    I am using Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack. It comes with both 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs. It can activate up to 3 PCs. I bought it in 2011. Right now it is on three computers. Two of these computers are 32-bit while the third is 64-bit.

    I am using the 32-bit version on this computer because it only has 2GB of RAM.

    I was talking about the recovery media for AOMEI Backupper. I will need it in case I have to restore the computer from the backups I made.

    I also tried to make a recovery CD on my main computer. The CD booted on that computer but then froze at the menu.
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  10. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #20

    I was talking about the recovery media for AOMEI Backupper.
    For the 32 bit pc ?

    Which version of Backupper are you using?

    Do you want it on CD or do you prefer a bootable usb stick?
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