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Windows 7: Repair Install Compatibility Error:You can't upgrade 64-bit Windows...

22 Oct 2019   #31
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Finally I'm preparing to deal with WUs, but am reviewing Simplix vs DISM++ - fingers crossed!!!


Am going to image backup and restore point first.


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22 Oct 2019   #32
Paul Black

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cittizin7 View Post
Finally I'm preparing to deal with WUs.
Am going to image backup and restore point first.
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22 Oct 2019   #33
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post

Yeah, Gates will hear of this, I tell you
(come on, I can't be the first to make that dumb joke)
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22 Oct 2019   #34
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
For the updates, use Simplix
To avoid telemetry and unnecessary updates, I have set Services - Windows Update - Manual. On WU page I have set it to Never check and monthly I install the Security ONLY updates. I then run WU manually to find updates for Office etc and decide witch one to install.

As an alternative, my suggestion is to set Services - Windows Update - Manual and on WU page set it to Never check.
Then run UpdatePack7R2
Simplix is a single file (750MB) that contain all updates since Win 7 released up to date. It has all security and non security updates without the trash (telemetry and tracking). Very good.
Then run WU manually to find updates for Office etc and decide witch one to install.

To uninstall the telemetry, run cmd file to uninstall those KB files.
kb_spy.cmd.txt
Rename it as KB_Spy.cmd and run it.



Backups done.
Leaving one last post before I attempt these methods to make sure I am clear.


1. I like the suggestions you make on WU config, Megahertz07! I'm not sure I get the distinction between the two methods though.
-- Other than that, I have an idea about services and how to set to manual, but I don't have experience with the consequences. Need to restart after changing to manual? Anything else I should read up on before I mess with it? I'm paranoid enough now to to before and after restore points on this.


-- Anything I should know about running UpdatePack7R2-19.10.10.exe ? Is it fairly user friendly UI? Do I have to make selections that could be clarified? Any info is helpful.



2. WUs currently installed (5) -- After Repair Install, I noticed some WU's even though I turn that off in Control Panel i.e. set to download but ask to install or whatever it is. I changed that to, Never. But the 5 installed did configure on restart.

-- Are these ok before I run simplix?

?? Do I run the telementry cmd after simplix?




The reason I post a screen shot of them is cause earlier Snick mentioned (I think) something about the significance of order of WUs among other issues. I want to make sure I am not setting myself up for problems I can avoid, right? I've made it this far.



Repair Install Compatibility Error:You can't upgrade 64-bit Windows...-repair-install_wuspostrepair.png


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23 Oct 2019   #35
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Full system image
Ran repair install on my system last night. Didn't need to just because.
Don't know what all the hipe is about.
Took about 30 minutes for the OS
another 30 for DISM++ Windows Updates
Sweet.
Repair Windows Without Reformatting, Called In Place Upgrade or Repair Install
Either way you choose Upgrade
Bill
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23 Oct 2019   #36
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

- Run services.msc
- Go to Windows update. Double click and on startup select Manual.
- Open Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings. Select never check
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23 Oct 2019   #37
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
- Run services.msc
- Go to Windows update. Double click and on startup select Manual.
- Open Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings. Select never check



Ok, Set.



The reason I posted the snapshot of my currently installed updates is cause it looks like they were carried over from before the Repair Install although, there was configuration screen after a restart I did. (after the Repair) So i'm not sure when those updates came through.



I will proceed with your WU instruction above - am hoping the hotfix I see doesn't interfere with the process for example.


Other than that, do I have to run the telemetry cmd after UpdatePack7R2-19.10.10.exe method? You suggest this file already has telemetry trash removed.


Thanks!
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23 Oct 2019   #38
Paul Black

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

Hi Cittizin7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cittizin7 View Post
The reason I posted the snapshot of my currently installed updates is cause it looks like they were carried over from before the Repair Install although, there was configuration screen after a restart I did. (after the Repair) So i'm not sure when those updates came through.
No, they were not carried over from the pre-repair install. They are part of the ISO!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cittizin7 View Post
Other than that, do I have to run the telemetry cmd after UpdatePack7R2-19.10.10.exe method? You suggest this file already has telemetry trash removed.
Yes, although if you use DISM++ or SIMPLIX, they are already excluded from them!

I hope this helps!
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23 Oct 2019   #39
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Ran Paul's Collate WU batch:



WU_ProblemPost_Repair.zip


I think the only task left is to check for individual updates per Megahertz07 method (previous post)


And more Backups!


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24 Oct 2019   #40
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

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