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Windows 7: Easy instructions for convenience rollup?

15 Sep 2018   #1
wowser

Win 7 64bit Pro
 
 
Easy instructions for convenience rollup?

I'd like to bring a customer's windows 7 machine up to date, without spending a month downloading EACH update that came out since 2009, I've been told the convenience rollup does this, I have downloaded it, but does anyone either have good instructions for a newbie to follow or even an automated script for doing it (without internet needed [for installing the rollup] until it's done)?


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16 Sep 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi wowser, welcome to Seven Forums,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wowser View Post
I'd like to bring a customer's windows 7 machine up to date, without spending a month downloading EACH update that came out since 2009, I've been told the convenience rollup does this, I have downloaded it, but does anyone either have good instructions for a newbie to follow or even an automated script for doing it (without internet needed [for installing the rollup] until it's done)?
I don't quite follow what you are saying!

[1] Are you saying that you are going to do a clean install of Windows 7.
[2] Are you saying that you want to do this without an Internet connection?
[3] Have you got a Windows 7 installation disc or an ISO, and does it have SP1?
[4] The Convenience Rollup (KB3125574) includes almost all the post-SP1 updates upto April 2016. Therefore, you will still need to update the computer from that date until now! It doesn't, as you have been told, include ALL the updates until now [September 2018]!
[5] Have you got a valid Product Key available if you intend to re-install?

There are quicker alternatives available that I will post when the above questions have been answered.

I hope this helps!

EDIT: I have also replied to your other thread. Will you please look at it and follow the instructions I have posted. Thank you. Go directly to your other thread by clicking here > Reading BIOS-located product key info
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16 Sep 2018   #3
wowser

Win 7 64bit Pro
 
 
Reply to the 5 questions posted

[1] yes - clean install of 7 because the customer did NOT backup her computer when the HDD crashed - there is no sticker for the product key and either a] the BIOS has the product key for 7 (for example, windows 10 can take a win 7/8.x key) or the customer needs a new one - and I do have a system builder pack, which I think contains stickers with valid keys.

Only the HDD died, the rest of the computer is usable.

[2] yes - though technically I WILL be using internet to get the patches, just not the slow Microsoft way. I wish the equivalent of downloading a new build, the way it's done in win 10, could be done for win 7/8, LOL - but staying away from sites like getintopc.com because they are not legit Microsoft builds.

[3] yes ISO of win 7 pro sp1

[4] my apologies about MY estimate of how far the rollup takes me, but I am not worried if there is a year or two of updates post-rollup

[5] the answer to this one MIGHT be answered by another question I have posted in this forum: have any pcs that were "windows 8/8.1 ready" but capable of windows 7, got the product key in the BIOS? Is it ONLY windows 8 onward that "read" the [win 8/8.1/10] product key from the BIOS?

The monthly allowance for our non-"internet cafe" connection is 100GB a month at ADSL speed - so if possible, even using autopatcher or "wsusoffline" at an icafe (fibre, 20MB/s), to "load" the updates onto a USB flash and apply them [offline] that way, to bring the system up to, say the most recent patch Tuesday for win 7.

I agree that there are several (possibly quicker) methods, which one would suit my situation?
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16 Sep 2018   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi wowser,

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[1] yes - clean install of 7 because the customer did NOT backup her computer when the HDD crashed - there is no sticker for the product key and either a] the BIOS has the product key for 7 (for example, windows 10 can take a win 7/8.x key) or the customer needs a new one - and I do have a system builder pack, which I think contains stickers with valid keys.
@SIW2 has given you an excellent solution in your other post.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wowser View Post
[5] The answer to this one MIGHT be answered by another question I have posted in this forum: have any pcs that were "windows 8/8.1 ready" but capable of windows 7, got the product key in the BIOS? Is it ONLY windows 8 onward that "read" the [win 8/8.1/10] product key from the BIOS?
@SIW2 has given you an excellent solution in your other post.

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The monthly allowance for our non-"internet cafe" connection is 100GB a month at ADSL speed - so if possible, even using autopatcher or "wsusoffline" at an icafe (fibre, 20MB/s), to "load" the updates onto a USB flash and apply them [offline] that way, to bring the system up to, say the most recent patch Tuesday for win 7.

I agree that there are several (possibly quicker) methods, which one would suit my situation?
This thread has two options to FULLY update your install.wim ready for installation. To go directly to the thread click here >>> Update your Win 7 installation media. <<<.

One option uses a brilliant utility created by @SIW2, but it does require quite a big download [considering your situation with regard to the non-internet cafe] of about 700MB. This is because it includes all the relevant updates for the install.wim being updated. You can also add drivers etc to the boot.wim and install.wim. It also has the facility to update the winre.wim.

The other option uses the DISM++ [Deployment Image Servicing and Management] GUI [Graphical User Interface] Implementation Tool. With this option however, you can decide which updates you want to include into the install.wim, and which updates you don't.

I hope this helps!
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16 Sep 2018   #5
wowser

Win 7 64bit Pro
 
 
Machine died, hardware failure

Thank you for the links to the posts that answered my questions, easy to follow too!
I'm marking both of my posts with solved, mainly because customers machine decided to "bite the big one", before sys info had a chance to tell me what graphics card etc.
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17 Sep 2018   #6
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi wowser,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wowser View Post
Thank you for the links to the posts that answered my questions, easy to follow too!
You are very welcome!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wowser View Post
I'm marking both of my posts with solved, mainly because customers machine decided to "bite the big one", before sys info had a chance to tell me what graphics card etc.
Typical!
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