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Windows 7: Windows 7 online download - original or Updated

26 Jun 2016   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit, Win 10 Home 64bit
Windows 7 online download - original or Updated

I just performed a clean install of Windows 7 from a DVD I had purchased. Then I proceeded to install updates, more than 200 of them, that took an entire day.

Not too long after I had purchased the DVD copy I had downloaded a backup copy from either the Microsoft site or a sister site hosting the file. This was a few years back though.

My question is this: Would the Windows 7 (in this case 7 Home Premium) online download include service packs and critical updates to a more current point in time, or is it the same as what's on my DVD?

And regardless, does any one have a valid link to the download site at present?

Thanks all

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26 Jun 2016   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

The above link may work.

No one can tell about what you previously downloaded. Maybe 7 HP, maybe 7 HP with SP 1 included. At one time, either was available.

As far as I know there's no way to get 7 HP SP1 and all critical updates in a single download.

I can tell you that an official ISO of Win 7 HP with SP 1 integrated is 3.09 GB.
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26 Jun 2016   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit, Win 10 Home 64bit

My particular edition of Win7HP includes SP1, but I suppose it would be nice to have the updates slipstreamed into this edition so that one does not have to spend an entire day downloading/installing them manually. Not sure where to DL (if even possible) the updates by themselves.
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26 Jun 2016   #4

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

I've read there is a "consolidated update" available that includes a lot of the updates published since SP1.
I haven't used it, or know the link to get it.
Hopefully someone else can post that link and info.
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26 Jun 2016   #5

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Here is the info on the update i was referring to.
Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1
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05 Jul 2016   #6

Windows 7 HP

Is your Windows HP is SP1?
If not, download an iso from MS

MS released a SP2 (they don't call it a SP2, but it is) It has ALL security an critical updates since SP1 till April 2016.

There is also a software (wsusoffline) that downloads all updates from MS catalog so you can make a offline update after reinstalling Windows 7. The difference from SP2 that it downloads the updates one by one and install them on sequence.
WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection
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