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Windows 7: Update Path for .NET Framework

25 Jan 2020   #1

W6.1 64
Update Path for .NET Framework

I'm in the situation that I have some critical programs that don't play nice with w10. So now with NT6.1 "dead" and WU is off-line, I was wondering if anyone could help out with some arrow pointing.

And just to get this out of the way, this thread is not intended to be a discussion about how to utilize the post EOL Microsoft updating, but the most efficient way to patch to current (1/20 EOL date) a clean install of w7 & s2k8r2.

I've worked with WHDownloader which is great to capture updates for off line storage (it finds over 600 of them) and can identify what has been superseded. But it wont handle installing them or providing the proper order for installing them.

I've also used WOL (windows off line updater). That's a viable option. Like WHDownloader, it downloads updates for off line storage for use with future installs. But it will also install them in the proper order. That said, it's setup to only pull a little over 200 of the OS & .NET security updates. But if you can figure out how to manually customize it's URL list, the program will then download other updates that are available as well.

The XP compatible WUMT (windows update mini tool) and the similar WUM (windows update manager based on .NET 4.5.1) will also handle downloading and installing, but they don't save updates for future installs. So as MS continues the practice of thinning out the download catalog, our "dead" OS's become more and more exposed.

And then there's the issue of updating the hotfixes, powershell updates, Remote Desktop Protocol, & Windows Management Framework. Not to mention DirectAccess, Active Directory Access Protocol, Remote Server Administration Tools, Virtual PC, WorkFolders, & Server Connector.

And then of course there is slipstreaming (which I personally haven't had much luck with probably due to inexperience and lack of knowledge). It seems like all have their strengths and weaknesses.

So if you're aware of links to any definitive guides for solutions, or have comments for how you found success, please share.

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25 Jan 2020   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

For now, WU isn't dead. It just won't be updated with new patches.
If you do a clean install use Simplix for the updates or you can download and install the updates from M$ catalog (see first post on same thread)
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25 Jan 2020   #3

W6.1 64

I've heard of Simplex. Is the update pak just installed on top of a clean install from a USB or is it used as part of an OS slipstream?
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25 Jan 2020   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

It can do both
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25 Jan 2020   #5

W6.1 64

I'll try it out. Has anyone run MS WU, WUMT or WUMGR after loading in Simplex in to see if anything shows missing?
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25 Jan 2020   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

It doesn't include optionals such as NetFrame 4 and Visual C++ runtime redists.

You can place the .WA Addon packs next to Simplix Updatepack7R2 and it will integrate them.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows 7 - Addons
VC Addons

The following updates are undesirable and are excluded:

KB971033 -x86-x64 (Update for Windows Activation Verification Technologies)
KB2952664 -x86-x64 (System Compatibility Update for Upgrading to Windows 10)
KB2977759 -x86-x64 (Diagnosing Compatibility Issues for Upgrading to Windows 10)
KB3021917 -x86-x64 (System Diagnostics and Telemetry to upgrade to Windows 10)
KB3035583 -x86-x64 (Update installs the Get Windows 10 application)
KB3068708 -x86-x64 (Update for Telemetry Quality Improvement and Diagnostics)
KB3075249 -x86-x64 (Update adds telemetry points to consent.exe file)
KB3080149 -x86-x64 (Update for CEIP and Telemetry Diagnostics)
KB3081954 -x86-x64 (Update to improve working folders and telemetry)
KB3123862 -x86-x64 (Updated Features for Upgrading to Windows 10)
KB3139923 -x86-x64 (Update adds telemetry points to consent.exe file)
KB3150513 -x86-x64 (Updated configurations for compatibility diagnostics)
KB3161608 -x86-x64 (Update adds telemetry points to consent.exe file)
KB3163589 -x86-x64 (Message about running an outdated version of Windows)
KB3172605 -x86-x64 (Update adds telemetry points to consent.exe file)
KB3173040 -x86-x64 ( Update Expiration Notification for Windows 10)
KB4493132 -x86-x64 (Windows 7 End of Service Notification)
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