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Windows 7: recovery media for a Dell

27 Jul 2016   #11

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)


still installing the 9meg prerequisite update 33mins later.. these updates are annoying.

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27 Jul 2016   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium

Your title for your post interested me so I read on. I have had a lot of issues with updates after a clean install. Recently I had one for Vista so I went to the sister site of this forum. There I received help. Since then I can get through updates after a clean install pretty fast.

Here is my thread where a member (lmacri) helped me:
Solved Current tips on updates

In post # 3 of the thread it mentions "Search for Windows takes forever". Here is where he sent me.
Search for Windows Updates takes forever? - A possible solution

This has been extremely helpful I don't dread doing updates after a clean install any more. It really works well. Hope you find it helpful as well.

Be sure to turn off automatic updates as a first step prior to installing the first table. Also you will only need the last Win 7 update in the last table. After that click check for updates on the left side of the box and you will get updates pretty quick.
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27 Jul 2016   #13

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)

thanks for the information, getting allot of useful info tonight.

on another note, left the laptop seems it crashed while l was sorting out one of my daily chores, came back it seems to be running scan disk.. lm half wondering if the drives on its way out as well.. its 9% through one of the scans and there seems to be quite allot of file record segment unreadable errors.
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27 Jul 2016   #14

Windows 7 HP 64

Back to post n1, you said it was almost unusable. You may consider now as a HDD failure.
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27 Jul 2016   #15

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)

indeed, originally l was met with a corrupted registry, managed to boot it tho there was so much in the background it was almost impossible to use unless l went in via safe mode..

its been so much more usable since reinstalling, tho l was having the same issue lve experienced a few times with windows updates taking ages more than expected, tho l didnt expect to be met with scan disk when l came back up stairs, admittedly once ld had everything installed l would have ran some disk maintenance and checks but l was hoping to have everything installed and the disk imaged for future restoration purposes.

l guess lm still hoping to do the same, but will see how it goes after this scan disk. in the meantime l guess l'll price up a hard drive and see what the owner wishes to do.
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28 Jul 2016   #16

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)

well the drives shot.. back to being unbootable after a clean install.. scan disk decided to run after what l assume to be a BSOD while away, left it running for 12 hours it stuck on one file record and never moved further.. l rebooted and the whole OS was corrupted..

thankfully l managed to get backups before it went the way of the dodo
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