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

1 Week Ago   #81
Paul Black

[1] Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit [2] Vista HB SP2 32-bit [3] Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Paul,

I don't know how Simplix does it. The usual way is to use wufuc, sure I saw it mentioned somewhere - MDL possibly. In any case it is irrelevant for the OP who is using i7 4790K
Thanks for the reply SIW2, it is apprecited.
So wufuc basically disables any unsupported hardware [processors] which in turn allows WU to continue installing!


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1 Week Ago   #82
Paul Black

[1] Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit [2] Vista HB SP2 32-bit [3] Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Sevenfox,

I think your friend could have added to your problems!

[1] I assume that you don't have a System Image that was created before the problems started that you could restore the OS back to?
[2] Did you try running a Startup Repair from the DVD?
[3] Did you try a Repair Install?

Repair Install - Overview

A repair install differs from a clean install in the fact that it ONLY replaces the corrupted OS with a new fresh copy. This means that ALL your User Accounts, Folders, Files, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, Data Files, Icons, and any installed programs are left intact. It does however, delete ALL the Window updates, and can affect, sounds, services, visual effect settings and device drivers by re-setting them to default. You cannot do a repair install at boot, in Safe Mode, using a system repair disk, or using an integrated Windows update disk. Basically, this process can ONLY be performed from within the LIVE OS.
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1 Week Ago   #83
Sevenfox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[QUOTE=Paul Black;3435839]Hi Sevenfox,

I think your friend could have added to your problems!

[1] I assume that you don't have a System Image that was created before the problems started that you could restore the OS back to?

I hadn't considered making a system image, and I had system restore disabled, I've usually been able to correct any of my own faux pas and never found SR particularly reliable, plus I don't like the amount it writes to my SSD, but in retrospect I should have at least enabled it before someone else touched my system...

[2] Did you try running a Startup Repair from the DVD?
[3] Did you try a Repair Install?

In this instance no, but you remind me that I DID try to do a repair once in the past via my windows disc and was met with an error along the lines of "this version is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running". Which I'm assuming confirms that I have a pre-SP1 disc.
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1 Week Ago   #84
Paul Black

[1] Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit [2] Vista HB SP2 32-bit [3] Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Sevenfox,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sevenfox View Post
[3] Did you try a Repair Install?

In this instance no, but you remind me that I DID try to do a repair once in the past via my windows disc and was met with an error along the lines of "this version is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running". Which I'm assuming confirms that I have a pre-SP1 disc.
If you look on your original Win 7 DVD it will tell you what version and bit-type the disk is for.

Depending on what state your computer is in when you get it back tomorrow you can always download a Win 7 SP1 ISO, burn it to a DVD or USB, and then perform a Repair Install!

You should also if possible, backup ALL your files.

If you cannot boot into Windows there is an option available where you can create a Linux Live DVD or USB [this means that the Linux OS runs directly from the DVD or USB and not the HDD because it doesn't need installation]. This will read the HDD information which is inaccessible through Windows directly from the controller and is often a better solution in these types of situations. Another advantage of this is that you will have less activity on your HDD while you are trying to access it to retrieve [look at] the files.

I hope this helps!
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1 Week Ago   #85
Sevenfox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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

If you look on your original Win 7 DVD it will tell you what version and bit-type the disk is for.

Depending on what state your computer is in when you get it back tomorrow you can always download a Win 7 SP1 ISO, burn it to a DVD or USB, and then perform a Repair Install!
Yeah I think the first thing I will do is acquire an SP1 disc and attempt the repair install.

Would not be surprised if the repair place I took it to has already tried this though, I get the sinking feeling I'm gonna need a full format. All my personal data should be safe as I never store on my SSD and i've redirected most of windows temp/document folders to a secondary HDD, but it's gonna take me ages to reconfigure everything.
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1 Week Ago   #86
Paul Black

[1] Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit [2] Vista HB SP2 32-bit [3] Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Sevenfox,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sevenfox View Post
[1] Yeah I think the first thing I will do is acquire an SP1 disc and attempt the repair install.

[2] Would not be surprised if the repair place I took it to has already tried this though, I get the sinking feeling I'm gonna need a full format. All my personal data should be safe as I never store on my SSD and i've redirected most of windows temp/document folders to a secondary HDD, but it's gonna take me ages to reconfigure everything.
Did you look on your original Win 7 DVD to see what version and bit-type the disk is for?

[1] Depending on the state of the computer tomorrow I think that creating a new installation DVD or USB is the first step. Then perform a Repair Install.

[2a] If they did try a Repair Install then they would have backed up all your data, so make sure that you either get the Disk/USB that they used or you physically see them delete your data!

[2b] If you do need to perform a Clean Install, and using SIW2's SIMPLIX suggestion [or DISM++], it will not take you as long as you might think to get the OS upto date, but yes, the personal configurations will obviosly take some time!

I hope this helps!
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1 Week Ago   #87
Sevenfox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't check the disc as it's in the shop alongside my PC, but I do know it's Ultimate and my system is running 64-bit, and if the disc isn't 64-bit... well then the guys who built the system have ripped me off.

I told them that my personal files were on my secondary/tertiary drives and it was ok to attempt repairs, there was no way I was leaving my personal stuff in a location where someone else could break it. The hassle for me will come from the ton of software customization i'll have to do again.
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1 Week Ago   #88
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

paul,

GitHub - zeffy/wufuc: Disables the "Unsupported Hardware" message in Windows Update, and allows you to continue installing updates on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems with Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, or other unsupported processors.


There are two functions responsible for the CPU check: IsDeviceServiceable and IsCPUSupported.
Wufuc patches the saved result so that it is always TRUE.
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1 Week Ago   #89
Paul Black

[1] Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit [2] Vista HB SP2 32-bit [3] Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Paul,

GitHub - zeffy/wufuc: Disables the "Unsupported Hardware" message in Windows Update, and allows you to continue installing updates on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems with Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, or other unsupported processors.

There are two functions responsible for the CPU check: IsDeviceServiceable and IsCPUSupported.
Wufuc patches the saved result so that it is always TRUE.
Thanks SIW2 for the explanation and link. The link is very interesting!
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6 Days Ago   #90
Sevenfox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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.
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