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

17 Apr 2019   #61
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Worth scanning a second time, because it may offer extra updates now the first lot have been installed.

On a live OS on next restart any pending updates will complete.

107 have just been installed into my mounted wim. Scanning again now.

if you tick something dodgy, it will tell you - just click cancel and it won't be installed

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17 Apr 2019   #62
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Save the image

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Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-save2.jpg


Then Unmount

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18 Apr 2019   #63
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have no doubt the GUI is obvious to you but it isn't to me. How would I do an offline update? I'm setting up a previously unused new notebook with Win 7 Pro and I'm reluctant to connect it to the internet until after the updates are installed. I also don't want to install any updates after 12/2017. I can download them from another computer.
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18 Apr 2019   #64
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Dism++ can be pointed at any Os that is attached. In the screenshots , the machine is booted into win7 on C. dism++ can update any of the other OS that are not online.

Alternatively, you can use Simplix. Download the pack on another machine (it is about 700 mb ) then just copy it via usb stick to your notebook.

download-full-702mb-pack

There is also a little downloader for it here:
https://update7.simplix.info/UpdatePack7R2.exe


It has updates to 19/4/2019 no telemetry or gwt stuff is included.

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18 Apr 2019   #65
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks but your first paragraph went right over my head. I have no Idea what you are talking about.

I would have to use the downloader in your second link (I flat do NOT trust MEGA) but Id on't know if it comes from MEGA or not. Also, based on your screenshot, I would not be able to pick and choose the updates to install (as I stated before, I do NOT want anything past 12/2017).
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18 Apr 2019   #66
Paul Black

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

Hi Lady Fitzgerald,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
How would I do an offline update? I'm setting up a previously unused new notebook with Win 7 Pro and I'm reluctant to connect it to the internet until after the updates are installed. I also don't want to install any updates after 12/2017. I can download them from another computer.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Thanks but your first paragraph went right over my head. I have no Idea what you are talking about.
If you are going to use a Win 7 installation disk or ISO then you can mount it and run DISM++ to update the mounted ISO and then create a new installation USB [because the ISO will be larger than what will fit onto a DVD].

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Also, based on your screenshot, I would not be able to pick and choose the updates to install (as I stated before, I do NOT want anything past 12/2017).
What is the reason for not installing anything past 12/2017?

DISM++ will not install any Win 10 or suspect updates as it will warn you beforehand!

I hope this helps!
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18 Apr 2019   #67
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok, maybe I'm doing a lousy job of explaining my situation. I have a brand new notebook with Win 7 Pro on it I bought as a spare several years ago but I never fired it up. I recently started up and did the initial steps to set it up. However, I haven't downloaded any Win 7 updates yet because I'm reluctant to connect it to the internet until I have all the updates on it. Instead, I want to download all the updates, minus any problem ones (GWX and related updates weren't the only problem updates) on a different computer, then use a USB stick to copy them to the new notebook for installation.

When I tried to use DISM++ to download the updates on another computer, all I got were the updates I had already rejected on that computer, which doesn't do me a darned bit of good.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
...What is the reason for not installing anything past 12/2017?...
It was after 12/2017 that MS started releasing a stream of updates, the worst being the Specter/Meltdown "fix" (some "fix"! , it slowed down my computers so much, they were useless; trying to use more than one tab in a browser would crash them!) that would break my computers (Win 10 had, and still has, a similar string bad updates) so I got fed up and restored an image from 12/2017 and haven't had any problems since then.

Is there any way to use DSM++ on another computer to get ALL the damned updates without it weeding out the ones already installed on that computer so I can pick and choose what I want to install on the other new computer?
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4 Weeks Ago   #68
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
Is there any way to use DSM++ on another computer to get ALL the damned updates without it weeding out the ones already installed on that computer so I can pick and choose what I want to install on the other new computer?
There is a workaround for your situation.

Use something else to download the .msu and cab files you want into a folder on your current machine.

little program called WUD to download them- it tells you what they are - dates . etc

WUDSetup.zip

Windows Updates Downloader (WUD) Program Files

Updated lists the program needs:

12-04-19
win7x64list
win7x86 list

post-sp1-updates-for-windows-7-updated-12042019

Dble click on the update list file and it automatically associates with the WUD program.

Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-wud.jpg



Then copy that folder of updates to your new machine.

Then use dism++ to install the updates from that folder.


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