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Windows 7: Question re Clean Re-install of Windows 7 Professional

19 Jan 2020   #21
Janesdf

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, win7 Pro x64 english is the iso that I need. 5 days and I am still trying to get this version installed correctly. I will try again, following your instructions from the beginning. I might give up if my attempts fail again.


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19 Jan 2020   #22
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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19 Jan 2020   #23
Janesdf

Windows 7
 
 

This time, I read all of the above instructions from the beginning. Then followed them step by step, AND IT WORKED! I now have a clean re-install of Win7 Professional on my third pc.

Two things:

1) After the files installed, and my pc automatically re-started, instead of completing the installation, it auto-installed again from scratch. I didn't touch it, and just let it go through the re-install again.

The second time my pc-restarted, I gently removed the bootable USB drive, and then, my pc completed the installation. All I needed to do was enter my product key to activate it, and that pc is now up and running.

2) There was no need to run the dism++ activation as you listed above. At least, there was no specific request to activate other than entering my product key.

Once the updates have downloaded and installed, I will run Bitdefender and Malware bytes.

Thank you so very much for all of your help which I greatly appreciate.

Jane
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19 Jan 2020   #24
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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there was no specific request to activate other than entering my product key.
If that worked, then it is not slp key. Most likely system builder key



I would recommend using simplix for updating instead of windows update. That avoids telemetry and updates that prompt to upgrade win10, and other unwanted junk.

Simplix UpdatePack7R2-20.1.17
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19 Jan 2020   #25
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Janesdf View Post
Before I attempt the re-install of Win 7 Pro, after I re-installed Win 7 Home Premium on my other two pcs, I downloaded and installed all of the Windows 7 updates before support ended. Now that support has ended, are all of the old updates still available, with the understanding that there will be no new updates OR is access to the old updates blocked?
Use Simplix. It has all updates without the telemetry.
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4 Weeks Ago   #26
Lioninstreet

W6.1 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Janesdf View Post
Are all of the old updates still available?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes.
Wait, what?
@SIW2, Your not saying that even though NT6.1 is "obsolete," Windows Update will work in control panel?

Instead that the update URL's are still functioning permitting mass downloads & WU catalog will currently allow individual downloading of updates, yes?
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4 Weeks Ago   #27
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lioninstreet View Post
Wait, what?
@SIW2, Your not saying that even though NT6.1 is "obsolete," Windows Update will work in control panel?
Over on Ten Forums a member reported turning on an old Vista machine that hadn't been used for years. It promptly downloaded hundreds of updates it had missed out on. So if Vista still can get all its old windows updates, Windows 7 should be able to for years to come.
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4 Weeks Ago   #28
Lioninstreet

W6.1 64
 
 

@Bree, thanks for the reply.

I actually ran into a similar situation with s2k3r2 as implemented in Windows Home Server v1 (EOL 1/2013). In 2016 the Windows Updater would pull down something near 250 updates, I just thought it was a fluke. By late 2018, the updates being pushed by MS were down to about 3 dozen.

If anyone is interested, there's a version of WSUS Off Line over at mediasmartserver.net that has all 236 of the missing updates for WHSv1 & s2k3r2, plus the wannacry, & the Bluekeep updates pre-installed in it.
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