Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?

13 Jun 2019   #91
Paul Black

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

Hi Sevenfox,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sevenfox View Post
Well it turns out my Win 7 disc IS SP1 and I simply cannot get repair functions to do anything of use. Looks like a full format is unavoidable.
[1] Does you computer boot into Windows?
[2] Are you saying that you tried to run a Repair Install from the disk and it didn't work?
[3] Is the Win SP1 disk the correct bit-type?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Jun 2019   #92
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If it is a software issue, you can probably restore the entire operating system from a shadow copy. I have done it several times.

You can use my boot media.
17514x86.iso
17514x64-v11.iso

Boot it up. It has a desktop.

1. Run ShadowCopyView (shortcut is on the desktop). That is to check if you have shadows on your windows partition.

2. Make a folder on your windows partition call it e.g. Windows.old

3. MOVE the following from your windows partition into the Windows.old folder:

Program Files
Program Files (x86)
ProgramData
Users
Windows


4. COPY the following from your shadow copy to your windows partition -one at a time because they are large

Program Files
Program Files (x86)
ProgramData
Users
Windows


They are big so it might take a while.


With luck you will be able to boot straight into your reconstituted windows partition.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sevenfox View Post
Well it turns out my Win 7 disc IS SP1 and I simply cannot get repair functions to do anything of use. Looks like a full format is unavoidable.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2019   #93
Sevenfox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Sevenfox,

[1] Does you computer boot into Windows?
[2] Are you saying that you tried to run a Repair Install from the disk and it didn't work?
[3] Is the Win SP1 disk the correct bit-type?
I can boot into windows fine, everything in and of itself works, but I cannot read any USB device, or even any NEW devices period, and no driver replacement/repair/anything will work. I had a new hard drive installed and even it shows up unrecognised in device manager.T


I appear to have two options with the windows disc, upgrade or custom, I ran the upgrade option and it didn't fix any of my issues, and the custom option will remove all my settings anyway so in this case, it feels like it'd be better to just do a full drive wipe to be sure iIm getting rid of any software gremlins.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Jun 2019   #94
Paul Black

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

Hi Sevenfox,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If it is a software issue, you can probably restore the entire operating system from a shadow copy. I have done it several times.

You can use my boot media.
17514x86.iso
17514x64-v11.iso

Boot it up. It has a desktop.

1. Run ShadowCopyView (shortcut is on the desktop). That is to check if you have shadows on your windows partition.

2. Make a folder on your windows partition call it e.g. Windows.old

3. MOVE the following from your windows partition into the Windows.old folder:

Program Files
Program Files (x86)
ProgramData
Users
Windows

4. COPY the following from your shadow copy to your windows partition -one at a time because they are large

Program Files
Program Files (x86)
ProgramData
Users
Windows

They are big so it might take a while.

With luck you will be able to boot straight into your reconstituted windows partition.
How did you get on with SIW2's suggestion above?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #95
Sevenfox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am so sorry it took me so long to reply, life has been getting in the way.

Right after I last commented I realised that the upgrade install from within windows itself was working, so I gave it a shot and it did infact fix my broken USBs... however it completely and utterly broke everything else, to the point I wasn't even able to uninstall/reinstall much of the corrupted software (including antivirus and video driver).

So I bit the bullet and formatted, reinstalling Windows from scratch. In the end I decided to go with the the Simplix updater and it all seems to have worked out rather smoothly. It has been a real pain re-configuring everything, and then redoing the configs that I forgot to backup or take notes on, but everything seems to be going well right now. All up to date, no performance issues.

I think I'll give Dism a try on my laptop though.

Paul Black, SIW2, Thank you both so much, your help has been invaluable, you guys really took the stress out of a situation for me at a time when I really needed to avoid it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #96
Paul Black

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

Hi Sevenfox,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sevenfox View Post
Paul Black, SIW2, Thank you both so much, your help has been invaluable, you guys really took the stress out of a situation for me at a time when I really needed to avoid it.
You're welcome!

NOTE: The light blue text below are links to the relevant websites and programs, just click them!

SUGGESTION: Now that you have your OS updated and running the way you like it, create a system image. This way, if things go wrong in the future, you will be able to restore your OS back to the exact same state that it was when the system image was made in a very short time. There are two imaging programs which are very popular among members here, the first is AOMEI Backupper Standard [FREE], and the second is Macrium Reflect [FREE].

I hope this helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #97
Sevenfox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Sevenfox,



You're welcome!

SUGGESTION: Now you have your OS updated and running the way you like it, create a system image. This way, if things go wrong in the future, you will be able to restore your OS back to the exact same state that it was when the system image was made in a very short time. There are two imaging programs which are very popular among members here, the first is AOMEI Backupper Standard [FREE], and the second is Macrium Reflect [FREE].

I hope this helps!
Good call, I'll get right on that. Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Updates - which to avoid ?
I have been a tad busy & haven't updated Windows for over 2 months now I think.. I just checked today & found it had 68 important updates & 57 optional. I know W10 Free period is over, can u guys just scan over my list & lemme know the updates I need to avoid, as I don't have the luxury to repair a...
Windows Updates & Activation
Which windows updates do I avoid on win 7 to avoid windows 10 adware?
Which of these updates do I need to avoid in order to not get the "upgrade to windows 10!!!!" adware installed again? I currently don't have it installed (I had to go through a lot to get it that way) and want to keep my computer adware free. SEE ATTACHED JPEG Anyone know? Thanks! -Zooga
Windows Updates & Activation
KB Updates Override Previous Privacy Settings For Sharing Telemetry
For those who don't mind sending telemetry to MS, skip this post. For all others... I happened to be in Task Scheduler for something completely unrelated, and noticed MS had setup tasks to send telemetry about my computer to MS, even though I had opted out of doing so when I installed W7. These...
Windows Updates & Activation
Is these January updates safe and withou telemetry or W10 upgrade?
Hello, before week Microsoft released these January updates for Windows 7: KB3108664 KB3109560 KB3110329 KB3121212 KB3121918 KB3123479 KB3124000
Windows Updates & Activation
Win 10 Nagware/Telemetry via WU - Win7 Enterprise version immune?
I have been reading reams of info on the recent moves by Microsoft to force/fool/trick users into moving to Windows 10 (the GWX debacle) and the mysterious nature of many recent Windows updates - that in reality are merely setups (and data gathering) updates designed to compromise a clean tidy...
Windows Updates & Activation


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23.
Twitter Facebook