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Windows 7: Update your Win 7 installation media.

4 Weeks Ago   #171
drib

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From post 1, when I follow these instructions:
1. Copy and paste your installation media to your hard drive (OK, seems easy enough to understand)
2. Right click and Run as administrator on the the 7update.cmd (OK, did that)
...The blue cmd window that opens just freaks out, flashes wildly, scrolls in high speed, and seems to be trying to flash messages about (hard to read as it's all flashing)
1. "please select the path of the windows installation file"
2. "BIN\setwimdirpath.cmd is not a recognized internal or external command"
But it's impossible to enter any text or interact with the cmd window at all now that it's freaking out. All I can do is close it again.

...is that what happens to everyone else when they try it? lol

I'm trying to get my new NVME drive to be recognized when I try to install Windows 7 x64 on it. Of course, with every new supposed fix I discover on the internet and try, I'm the only one getting the dead end results I keep seeing.
I see some have mentioned retrieving a driver from the drive's manufacturer which can be loaded via USB during the W7x64 install process. But there is no such driver referenced on the manufacturer's website. (it's a Sabrent Rocket 250GD NVME drive "SB-ROCKET-256")


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4 Weeks Ago   #172
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Works fine for me:

best if you don't have spaces in the path

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4 Weeks Ago   #173
drib

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The thread topic fix didn't work for me, so I used free MSI Win7 Smart Tool, which was specifically made to effortlessly integrate NVME drivers into W7 installation media. It worked!
...It also supposedly can (I didn't try this) integrate USB drivers for the new AMD CPU's that normally force you to install Windows 7 with no USB support.
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4 Weeks Ago   #174
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, I am aware of it. This tool can do much more. It is really intended to create updated installation media.
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4 Weeks Ago   #175
drib

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes, I am aware of it. This tool can do much more. It is really intended to create updated installation media.
OK, NOW I'm confused.
I know this whole thread is specifically about updating installation media, because it's in the title. I also know that the MSI Win7 Smart Tool I mentioned was specifically created to update installation media. So when you say "this tool" and "is really intended to create updated installation media" I can't know for sure which tool you're talking about. I assume you're talking about the thread topic tool, but who knows.



In the end, my fix didn't really work either. The NVME drive was finally recognized with my updated installation media (created by MSI Win7 Smart Tool) during my Windows 7x64 install attempt. Problem was, it stopped right there and gave a fun new warning message about: "this drive might not be able to boot" so it would once again not allow me proceed with OS installation to my NVME drive. The warning said to make sure it's set to "AHCI" in the bios ("RAID" was my only other choice) which is definitely already is... Still, I got their tool to do stuff instead of just freaking out, so that was nice.
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4 Weeks Ago   #176
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Most people use 7Updater to integrate the 200 or so windows updates into their installation media. 7updater was originally intended to use Simplix update pack.

However, the user can also answer N to the Download Updates question and therefore not use Simplix. 7updater will then continue and only integrate updates and drivers that the user has placed in the relevant folders. See first and second post of this thread.

Other advantages are that it updates boot.wim and winre.wim as well as install.wim. It can also update either an individual image or all images.
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4 Weeks Ago   #177
drib

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I still can't make it past step 2.
When right click and run 7UPDATEv21.cmd as administrator, all heck breaks loose.
"3. Browse to the folder containing your win 7 installation media" is impossible, and a mere pipe dream.

I could do a Rubik's cube in under a minute when I was 13. Taught myself to play multiple instruments.

I seem to be able to read
'BIN\setWindirpath.cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file
flashing/scrolling at hyper-speed, filling the entire cmd window.
When I just right-click on "7UPDATEv21.cmd" and open as administrator [i.e. step 2 of the instructions] it sets off a funhouse of unstoppable action in the cmd window. All I can do is close the window when I've had my fill of watching it scroll wildly.
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4 Weeks Ago   #178
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure what you are doing wrong.

1) First, it is always a good idea to use short paths without spaces.
Extract the zip file directly to the root of the drive, so you should have C:\7UPDATEv21 folder
Also make sure the ISO contents have been extracted to a short path without spaces. E.G. C:\EXTRACTED-ISO

2) Check the contents of the C:\7UPDATEv21\BIN folder.
It should contain the following: ( the two arrowed files are used for that browse function)

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4 Weeks Ago   #179
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Update your Win 7 installation media.-2019-03-22_213906.jpg



Update your Win 7 installation media.-2019-03-22_213928.jpg


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4 Weeks Ago   #180
drib

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I finally got past the wackiness with your added instructions, thanks!

Now the resulting installation files are too massive to put on a fat32 USB stick or a DVD. So I'll now assume the installations created with this method cannot be UEFI-install capable. I tried some methods to split it, and tried a fix (Rufus) that claimed NTFS file system could work instead of FAT32 USB. Nothing worked for me. Thanks for all your help getting your extremely clever tool working for me, it clearly did run as intended in the end. It was like a fantastic Rube Goldberg machine the way it took off and did things on its own.
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