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Windows 7: What updates to install on a fresh Win7 Installation

19 Mar 2017   #1

Windows 7 x64 SP1
What updates to install on a fresh Win7 Installation

Hi, i just formatted and reinstalled Win7.

when i ran windows update for the first time, it only installed about 5-6 updates (i opted for it to install important updates only). one of the updates shows sp1 x64, but was only about 30mb when the sp1 download from the microsoft website is about 900mb.

i am attaching a screenshot where you can see what updates were installed, what optional updates were not installed and my computer properties where it shows the windows version (not currently showing sp1 as installed).

TL;DR im wanted to figure out if i have all the updates im supposed to have after a clean install. obviously there were years of updates before i formatted and reinstalled. so i am wondering if i need to install all of those again, or if only the latest ones are what count. also am wondering if i need to manualy installed sp1 or should it be installed via the windows update?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2017   #2

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

Hi SYBsod,
Obviously you've just got a W7 disk,
run this if it comes back OK, copy/paste the output, i'll post a link for W7 SP1 included.

then follow this link, Thrashzones comments post No2
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

Be a few after

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2017   #3

Windows 7 x64 SP1

Hey, thanks for replying, i appreciate it. i ended up figuring it out so im good to go for now... cheers
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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