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Windows 7: Re installing Windows 7 - retrieval of Updates

05 Jan 2015   #1
nk007

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Re installing Windows 7 - retrieval of Updates

My PC has Intel motherboard DG31PR, Core 2 duo, 2 GB memory, 325 GB HD. I installed Windows three years back. After that many updates were automatically installed till yesterday. I now find my Windows has
started developing nad sectors, and of and on giving error messages. I run "SFC /scannow" to temporarily solve the errors. However, SFC many times says some errors could not be repaired.
My question is, is it possible to retrieve updates already available in my HD, format my HD, reinstall Windows 7, and then finally re-install updates already retrieved; or have I to download all these updates (running to a few GBs) from the date of first installation of Windows 7 three years ago.
Thanks for your solution, in advance.


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05 Jan 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Could you sure but it is not the best way. Any problems with those updates would be transferred to your new install.

I recommend just doing a clean install and let Windows Updates do it's thing. We all know it will take some time.

You could read through this tutorial by Brink and see if it suites your needs better.
You will still have to do the Windows Updates.

Repair Install

How much free space do you have on the C drive/partition?
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05 Jan 2015   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

If your HD is showing bad sectors, then it is dying.
You need to back up your data to external media NOW - then worry about anything else.
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05 Jan 2015   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

NoelDP is correct, you may only have hours. Backup the best way you can all your created and downloaded files. Hopefully you can make an Image backup as well.
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05 Jan 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Sorry nk007
Noel and RolandJS are correct.

I missed this in your post. I need more coffee.

Quote:
started developing nad sectors
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05 Jan 2015   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I need more coffee.
Coffee, or alcohol?
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05 Jan 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Well I do have a nice bottle of Cabernet I could tap. I could have both just to take the confusion out of all the choosing between coffee ans wine.
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05 Jan 2015   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

A man after my own heart!
Enjoy!
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