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Windows 7: Hard drive not recognized by laptop, No bootable device.

04 Aug 2018   #21
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There is no SP2. The thing you installed was just a roll up of various updates till July 2016. It 2 years out of date. There have been a lot of updates since then. Plus some of the updates included in that 3172605 have been superseded.

That is why I suggested you use dism++.

It is not a disaster. You can get the newer stuff by using windows built in mechanism, or dism++ ( which is quicker and will warn you about telemetry junk ). Or you can use this which will get you the updates without the telemetry junk, but it is quite a large download. https://update7.simplix.info/UpdatePatch-18.7.20.exe

Whichever of the above methods you use, run cleanmgr afterwards. That will clean out the superseded stuff you have unwittingly installed.


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05 Aug 2018   #22
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Siw is right. There is no SP2. As I wrote on my post:
"MS don’t call it SP2, but that what it is.
KB3125574 contains all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016."

It's a simple way to do the updates. And then I only install the Security only updates.

Now that you got it running and updated, create a disk image so you can easily reinstall if necessary. (see post #17)
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05 Aug 2018   #23
Yardies

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit Microsoft sp1
 
 

Ohhhh, ok. I had run the dism++ tool thing a couple times prior, & I did wonder why there were so many checked & unchecked updates after it scanned. I guess I was scared to proceed.

So, is it now my understanding that by running the dism++ scan again, leaving the checked ones alone, then updating ONLY those that are checked is what you recommend?
Thank you,
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05 Aug 2018   #24
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The updates it lists are the ones MS says are "applicable" to your system.

Some are security and critical updates. Those are automatically ticked by dism++. The rest are "optional" or as MS calls them "recommended".


I suggest you install those dism++ has already ticked,reboot, then scan again.

You can tick the rest and install them after the second scan. Dism++ will pop up a couple of messages when it comes across an update containing telemetry - click cancel if you don't want to install that. Most people don't seem to care and install the telemetry stuff anyway.

It will also pop up a message if an update requires "exclusive access". That means you need to reboot after installing it before you can install any more, so click cancel to continue installing the rest.

Reboot when you have done that. Scan for the third time and install the "exclusive access" update (s).

Finally, run cleanmgr and remove any superseded updates.

It is quicker and easier than it sounds.
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06 Aug 2018   #25
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi SIW2,

Just out of curiosity, is there a portable version of DISM++ as there are sites that say there is but look suspect?
When I clean install I usually amend/update the install.wim using a batch file that includes the updates [Rollup, Security Only Updates etc].
In the near future I want to try a clean install without updating the install.wim but using the DISM++ method.
Is it a case of once the installation is complete using the DVD/ISO, I then download and run DISM++ as per your instructions above?
I would then obviously make an image of the clean install including all the updates using AOMEI.

Thanks in advance.
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06 Aug 2018   #26
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Dism++ is portable anyway. There is no installable version. It also runs in winpe or off a flash drive with no other dependencies. You can use dism++ to add updates and/or drivers to your currently running system. Or , dism++ can mount a wim image and will add updates and/or and drivers to the mounted image.

http://cdn.chuyu.me/Dism++10.1.1000.70C.zip


I have done a batch file to update win7 installation media. It has the neat function of updating either one image, or ALL images.
If you select ALL images ( by entering * when prompted ), it saves time by doing the following:

1.It updates the first image ( might take 45-60 mins or more - depends on your system ).
2.It then exports the first image 4 times ( or 5 times for x86). That takes only 3 or 4 minutes.
3.Then it mounts images 2,3,4, ( and 5 for x86) and changes the editions. Takes maybe 3 mins for each.
4.Then the wim is optimized.
5.The date you did the updating will be displayed.

It is very thorough. Usb3 drivers are included in install.wim by default, and the few updates that require exclusive access are also included.

Update your Win 7 installation media

Hard drive not recognized by laptop,  No bootable device.-10.jpg

Update your Win 7 installation media


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06 Aug 2018   #27
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Congratulations SIW2. Great tool, (as usual).
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06 Aug 2018   #28
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks.

I have just attached 7UPDATERv4 to that post - cleaned up the batch file a little and took out the option to delete images - makes it simpler.

Update your Win 7 installation media

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Congratulations SIW2. Great tool, (as usual).
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06 Aug 2018   #29
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi SIW2,

That's brilliant. What a Batch File that is!

DISM++

I understand that DISM++ can mount the install.wim image and can add the Windows Updates to the mounted image and then create a new up to date install.wim for installation. I think you said that the Windows Updates would have to be run 3 times for it to be able to include the Exclusive Access updates?

Batch File

You say that the USB3 drivers are included in the install.wim by default, and the few updates that require Exclusive Access are also included. Where abouts are these drivers and updates, are they in the BIN folder?

When the Batch File is run, how is the updating automatically done?

In the Update your Win 7 installation media post (No. 2), you say Right click and Run as administrator on the 7update.cmd. Am I right in saying that this has been amended/updated to 7updatev4.cmd [Windows Command Script]?

When the Download Updates, approx 700mb? <Y/N> appears and you click Y it then runs the UpdatePatch-18.7.20. Where do these updates actually come from?

Thanks in advance.
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06 Aug 2018   #30
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
You say that the USB3 drivers are included in the install.wim by default, and the few updates that require Exclusive Access are also included. Where abouts are these drivers and updates, are they in the BIN folder?
They are downloaded - if you select Y to the question Do you want to d/l updates

What gets installed will depend on what bit version you are updating, and also on whether you are updating win7 client or Server 2008R2. There is a list below. At the end of the updating, it will pop up notepad telling you what has been installed.

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Quote:
In the Update your Win 7 installation media post (No. 2), you say Right click and Run as administrator on the 7update.cmd. Am I right in saying that this has been amended/updated to 7updatev4.cmd [Windows Command Script]?
Yes, the version number will change as I make adjustments.
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