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Windows 7: Integrate7 script automatically download and slipstream all updates!

15 May 2019   #11
wkeller

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Update!

New Version: v1.4 - Link

- included updates up to May 2019
- included .NET Framework 4.8
- disabled End Of Support Notification
- disabled IPv6 tunneling protocols (They are deprecated and also disabled in the latest Windows 10. Use native IPv6 instead.)


PS. If You have old (slow) machine, it is recommended to use 32-bit Windows instead of 64-bit.
32-bit version is considerable faster. It is also possible to address up to 64 GB RAM with 32-bit version (thanks to PatchPAE2).



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17 May 2019   #12
ZakGordon7

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Just wanted to say thank you so much :) This is awesome and perfect to prepare for windows-pocalypse come next year!


I have one small issue, the .iso image created is 4,710,132KB which according to my Windows 7 burning software is too big to fit on my DVD-RW disk (4,7GB iirc).


I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1 (iso download from MS) as the base.


What would happen if i tried to remove Explorer 11 from the build? ( i never use it) And is that even possible as i don't see it at the top of the Integrate7.cmd file where you can use a 1/0 to include stuff?


I do see ie11 things in the hotfixes section and also further down in the Integrate7.cmd file. Is there a way to switch these perhaps? is the two consecutive colon :: command used to block lines out, if so can i place those in front of the ie11 entries in the .cmd file?


I'm a bit new to this stuff so just need some simple pointers, and thanks in advance, you've really given me some hope of surviving the Windows 10 future.
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17 May 2019   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZakGordon7 View Post
I have one small issue, the .iso image created is 4,710,132KB which according to my Windows 7 burning software is too big to fit on my DVD-RW disk (4,7GB iirc).


I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1 (iso download from MS) as the base.
You can burn a DL DVD or use a NTFS USB flash disk.
To boot as EFI from a USB flash disk it must be formated as Fat32. Then you need to split install.wim if it is bigger than 4G
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17 May 2019   #14
ZakGordon7

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You can burn a DL DVD.......
Aha! Yep both my current Windows 7 machine and the new one i'm going to be building this weekend have DVD-ROM drives that are DL read/write. So i can just go ahead and run this great tool that wkeller has provided, burn it to a DL DVD and have a proper upto date (and telemetry removed) version of Win 7 :)

One other quick question for wkeller only i suspect, when you say 'not including telemetry updates' what do you mean exactly by that? I ask as a couple of years ago i started to keep a list based on a thread in this forum about that here:

How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

My list by the end of that thread looked ike this:

KB971033*
KB2505438*
KB2506928
KB2545698
IE9 KB2592687
KB2660075
KB2670838*
KB2726535
KB2876229
SKYPE KB2922324*
KB2923545
KB2952664 - keeps coming back!
KB2970228
KB2976978*
KB2977759*
KB2990214
KB2994023
KB2999226
KB3014460*
KB3015249*
KB3021917
KB3022345
KB3035583 - unistall can freeze PC at 'do not restart your pc'! Hard reset required.
KB3044374*
KB3046480
KB3050265
KB3050267*
KB3065987
KB3068708
KB3075249
KB3075851
KB3077715
KB3080149
KB3083324
KB3083710
KB3086255
KB3097877
KB3097966
KB3102429
KB3102810
KB3107998
KB3112343
KB3118401
KB3123862
KB3135445
KB3138612
KB3150513 - May 2016 Compatibility Update for windows
KB3159398 - some users reporting issues after intall?
KB3161608 - June 2016 Update Rollup for Windows 7 SP1
KB3173040 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification

So what does the list of 'suspect' updates look like for your tool? Just so i can get a comparison and maybe remove some via windows update if needed or add them to my list above etc. And again i just want to thank you for this great free tool, i'm going to spam various forums about it once i have built my new PC and verified the 'super' Win 7 iso works.
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17 May 2019   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Another way is to use my tool - which uses Simplix by default. Simplix avoids telemetry and also runs non integratable updates during setup phase ( which is transparent to the user). My tool doesn't have to use Simplix - you can say no to that and it will integrate any updates and/or drivers you want. It is also capable of updating all images, if required.

Update your Win 7 installation media.
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17 May 2019   #16
wkeller

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZakGordon7 View Post
I have one small issue, the .iso image created is 4,710,132KB which according to my Windows 7 burning software is too big to fit on my DVD-RW disk (4,7GB iirc).



Step by step instruction:


1. Download original ISO DVD directly from Microsoft using this tool.

2. Copy downloaded ISO DVD to the folder of my script.

3. Run the script and choose the image that you need (only one) eg. "Windows 7 Professional".

4. Use Rufus tool to create bootable USB drive from the ISO image created.

5. Install Windows 7 from your USB pen.

6. Activate your Windows 7 using Windows Loader by DAZ v2.2.2.



I don't know why You complicate simple things.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZakGordon7 View Post
One other quick question for wkeller only i suspect, when you say 'not including telemetry updates' what do you mean exactly by that?

I mean that telemetry-only updates and other undesired updates (eg activation technologies) are skipped.
You can hide them from Windows Update using Integrate7\ExtraScripts\HideUndesiredUpdates\HideUndesiredUpdates.cmd script.


I also mean that telemetry which is included in Rollup Updates is brutally REMOVED by subsequent parts of the script.
But some data files (harmless) are intentionally left, so Windows Update thinks that telemetry is already installed and doesn't try to reinstall it with subsequent Rollup Updates.


In short: Your Windows 7 is clean and it will be clean even if You will use Windows Update.
It will be clean not only from telemetry but also from CEIP, Diagnostics and Windows Defender.
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18 May 2019   #17
ZakGordon7

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Another way is to use my tool.

I probably would have had the same issue of the final image being too big for a regular DVD though? I did see your tool thread first but for my 'new to this' eye the instructions seemed less clear than the ones for this tool by wkeller. That might just be my perception of it though? At any rate if for some reason i can't get this tool to work for me as i hope, i'll be pestering you in your tools thread at some point soon




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wkeller View Post
Step by step instruction:

1. Download original ISO DVD directly from Microsoft using this tool.

2. Copy downloaded ISO DVD to the folder of my script.

3. Run the script and choose the image that you need (only one) eg. "Windows 7 Professional".

4. Use Rufus tool to create bootable USB drive from the ISO image created.

5. Install Windows 7 from your USB pen.

6. Activate your Windows 7 using Windows Loader by DAZ v2.2.2.


I don't know why You complicate simple things.

I mean that telemetry-only updates and other undesired updates (eg activation technologies) are skipped.
You can hide them from Windows Update using Integrate7\ExtraScripts\HideUndesiredUpdates\HideUndesiredUpdates.cmd script.

I also mean that telemetry which is included in Rollup Updates is brutally REMOVED by subsequent parts of the script.
But some data files (harmless) are intentionally left, so Windows Update thinks that telemetry is already installed and doesn't try to reinstall it with subsequent Rollup Updates.

In short: Your Windows 7 is clean and it will be clean even if You will use Windows Update.
It will be clean not only from telemetry but also from CEIP, Diagnostics and Windows Defender.

I have a slightly different set of things i need to work with which is going to complicate the process, the first being the DVD-RW format was too small (just by 1MB or so!) for the finished image i got after running your tool. I have ordered some DVD-R DL types disks to get around that issue.


I need to put it on a DVD rather than a USB drive to help avoid some issues you can have installing Windows 7 on a Ryzen system, and i'm old-school and just like having stuff on DVD


The Ryzen system being built is going to be setup as dual-boot with Linux Mint, which is going to be the main OS, with Windows 7 as my secondary and mostly 'games' OS. I had considered running Win7 in a VM, but i want 100% Win7 compatibility so decided on the dual-boot option finally.



The reason for this specific setup is after the attitude displayed by MS a couple of years back (when they first started to force peoples Win7 to change into Win10, and added all the telemetry junk from Win10 to Win7 updates if you had avoided that happening, then we had all the updates that seemed deliberately aimed to 'brake' your WIn7 install etc), i decided enough was enough and i was done with Windows. In that i would not want to run or use W10. MS had just crossed a line in the sand as far as i was concerned and i did not feel i could trust them any more, let alone give them money while they did what THEY wanted with MY OS.


So this tool of yours is a god-send, for people like me that feel as strongly as i do about why W10 is a bad thing for OS users. I (try to) help people having issues with their WIndows 7 installs (we still have extended support until next year), and one of the BIG issues is if people want to install Win7 now, from their disk or what MS still will provide them in terms of ISO downloads, well they generally find they can not update that SP1 version any more without lots of issues.


So yeah tools like yours are going to become required for all those that have also given up on MS and moved to Linux, but like to have the 'best' MS OS around for games and maybe a few applications Linux does not have.


Thank you for this tool and the info you gave on the telemetry aspects removed etc, and i'll report back once the new system is built and installed :)

EDIT: little update. After using the latest version of this tool (V1.4) the final iso size is 4,823,684 KB (bigger than the 4.3GB you get on a DVD-RW). You will need to use either a USB keydrive or a DVD-R DL (8GB capacity) to burn the image. If wanting to use a DVD, make sure your hardware supports DVD-R DL reading and writitng.
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18 May 2019   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
the final image being too big for a regular DVD
That is inevitable with all the updates.
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18 May 2019   #19
wkeller

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZakGordon7 View Post
I need to put it on a DVD rather than a USB drive to help avoid some issues you can have installing Windows 7 on a Ryzen system

I have installed Windows 7 on Ryzen from USB pen with no issues.


Just copy proper USB3 drivers to:


add_these_drivers_to_Installer\x64 (so You have USB3 access during setup)
add_these_drivers_to_Windows\x64 (so You have USB3 access in your installed Windows 7)
add_these_drivers_to_Recovery\x64 (this step is only needed if You use Windows Recovery Console)



So the script will integrate Your drivers along with updates and fixes.




PS. If You want to continue installing updates from Windows Update on Ryzen or another modern CPU, you should also install wufuc or WuaCpuFix after Windows 7 installation.





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZakGordon7 View Post
and i'm old-school and just like having stuff on DVD
So You need DVD+R DL.

It is not possible to clean Windows 7 install.wim file which gets bigger once you integrate updates to it.
It is only possible to clean install.wim on Windows 8 or later.


PS. In fact, I have some old original multilanguage Windows 7 DVD which is also Dual Layer.
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18 May 2019   #20
ZakGordon7

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for all the advice and options :)

Tomorrow i'll put the hardware together and fingers crossed it will live and i'll be able to access the bios. Then i'm going to do some test installs with Linux Mint (i have a couple of flavours i prefer) to see how temps are etc. Then i should receive the DVD-R DL's and look to install Windows 7 from your iso packer tool version. I'll do a quick report back on how it went just to help others also thinking of saving their Win 7 installs.
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