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Windows 7: Upgrade Home Premium to Professional? (7)

05 Mar 2017   #31
Tomkat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think I found part of my problem...



My last successful update was in 2012!
I have no idea what caused the failure, or why it happened, but...
I'm downloading and installing updates as I type this - so hopefully they get me to SP1, and I can proceed from there.


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05 Mar 2017   #32
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

OOOOOOOOh

long way to go yet,


Roy
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06 Mar 2017   #33
Tomkat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Just wanted to let everyone know that I was SUCCESSFUL in getting to SP1, then using the ISO (DVD) to "repair" Windows 7 and... EVERYTHING WORKS! My 3D modeling program no longer crashes! I did get a message about NET framework needing updated, so I believe that was part of the issue. HUGE THANKS to everyone here - I could NOT have done it without your help!

QUESTION: Since Windows 7 is now "end of life," is there ANY reason for me to keep "Auto Updates" enabled?
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06 Mar 2017   #34
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Reboot a couple more times and then check Windows 7 Updates again.
It might offer some more updates, including Net framework.

Jack
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06 Mar 2017   #35
Tomkat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The NET framework already updated. (Hence why my 3D modeling programs work) But, when I get home, I will still reboot a few more times then check for more updates as you suggested.
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06 Mar 2017   #36
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

End of life?

Security updates continue to 2020.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomkat View Post
Just wanted to let everyone know that I was SUCCESSFUL in getting to SP1, then using the ISO (DVD) to "repair" Windows 7 and... EVERYTHING WORKS! My 3D modeling program no longer crashes! I did get a message about NET framework needing updated, so I believe that was part of the issue. HUGE THANKS to everyone here - I could NOT have done it without your help!

QUESTION: Since Windows 7 is now "end of life," is there ANY reason for me to keep "Auto Updates" enabled?
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06 Mar 2017   #37
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomkat View Post

QUESTION: Since Windows 7 is now "end of life," is there ANY reason for me to keep "Auto Updates" enabled?
Hi,
I doubt anyone here using win-7 is on auto updating
I myself go the security only route of which we got a brake February
I'd even wait awhile after they a reported to being released in case they are recalled like this round was
February 2017 security update release delayed
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06 Mar 2017   #38
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Another advantage of Pro over Home is: Windows XP Mode
-- if that is desired
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06 Mar 2017   #39
Tomkat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well... it looks like I got excited prematurely. My 3D modeling program crashed again as soon as I tried to perform any function.
I have 213 "important" updates to install, so I'll try again later.
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06 Mar 2017   #40
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Install your Windows 7 updates first.

What Windows 7 did you finally install and was it a Clean Install?

Jack
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