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Windows 7: Have You Used An All-In-One?

08 Oct 2017   #1
Leo625

Win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Have You Used An All-In-One?

I have to reinstall my Win 7 retail after 4 or 5 years of trouble-free operation and am wondering if an all-in-one might be much simpler than gathering everything together and going through a days-long process (for me anyway) of banging on the keyboard.

I can't find any information about this ISO but I downloaded a Windows 7 5-in-one from a torrent site (the most popular) where it had been put up by the assembler 'Murphy78'. It looks like exactly what I want but I can't find comments from anyone who has used it. Probably I didn't look in the right place.

My issue is like the person's in this thread.. Is slipstreaming worth it, really to reinstall Windows 7? - Windows 7 Help Forums

I could eventually stagger around and through trial and error manage to build an ISO the way I want but the 5-in-one is it exactly. The last I see is May of 2016 which cuts down my update time immensely. Can anyone comment on this ISO? About their own experience installing it? Thank You all for your input.

leo625


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08 Oct 2017   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I don't think anyone here can comment on an ISO you`ve downloaded from a torrent site. Just install it and hope for the best.

It`s a shame that in all these years you never created a disk image.

I found an all in one that`s supposed to be updated to May 2017, thankfully I`ve not had to use it :)
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08 Oct 2017   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

After 4 or 5 years, the OS gets saturated with a lot of trash.
After a clean install with all drivers, updates and basic software I make a disk image.
After two years I recover the stored image to the main drive and reinstall the remaining updates and other programs. There is always a huge performance gain.
For now, my suggestion is to buy a small (128G) SSD. You have no idea what a SSD can improve your computer. Boot in ~25sec and opens programs at a blink of an eye.

That said:
- Backup your data on an external drive.
- Detach your HDD and attach the SSD.
- Use Kari tutorial to move the C:\Users folder to the HDD
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation - Windows 7 Help Forums
- Install the drivers and updates MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

If you decide to install the SSD and move C:\Users folder to the HDD, let me know. I can give you all the files that are in Kari's tutorial.
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09 Oct 2017   #4
Leo625

Win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Appreciate you guys input. I do have images, just not of when I first installed my Windows 7. I can't remember now what went with the original images I had but I am back to square one. Plus me not knowing about Sysprep at the time, my old images are two motherboards behind.

I have a retail Windows 7 Ultimate. I downloaded an updated iso with SP1 because I had read somewhere that a slipstreamed iso might not be the best way to go. So what I have been getting ready to do now is what the sticky by 'Kari' suggests and make a Sysprepped install then capture it with my imaging program.

I would like to make a bootable iso and only just today found those step-by-step instructions so that I can start getting everything ready and dive in once I have enough study time. I know a lot of people do things by trial and error but I hate going in circles and having to redo. I just want an image or iso that is as up to date as I can get it without getting bogged down.

I have looked into Simplix which looks incredibly easy and have even made an iso but then I worry there may be bits in the iso that I wouldn't want...spyware or the like. I know I am being paranoid but I don't want to have to start over again in six months because of laziness or not knowing.

As far as an SSD I am going to try one in the future just not now. I have already spent tons of time reading and reading and still no progress. You have to have this update before that one and oh, don't forget, to install dot net 4.7 you have to prepare by installing a certain update and IE?, well that has it's own requirements. Makes me dizzy!

Anyway, sorry guys. I don't mean to get sidetracked. I really appreciate you guys weighing in on this. I'm not quitting till I have a mostly up to date iso with all dot net and Office 2010 on it so your input is definitely not wasted.

Leo625
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09 Oct 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

This is a link from M$ to Win 7 ultimate SP1 64
https://software-download.microsoft....c32f0252c26e1f

The link is valid for 24 hours
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11 Oct 2017   #6
Leo625

Win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Megahertz07 Thanks for the link. I had downloaded this ISO a few weeks back. I also had downloaded one about a year ago that has SP 1 so I am well supplied. Just got to get to work and get an install with the updates, Framework, and Office installed then generalize it and image it for future use. I'm still reading here and elsewhere about the best way to get good results for the next time.

And what the heck, I have an extra partition...might just try an all-in-one to see how it works! I usually start a new install on a new partition and then add to it over time until it is ready to take over then wipe the one I am using at present and start with 'new' so it will take a while but I'll get there eventually.

Leo625
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