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Windows 7: Update files for windows7

3 Weeks Ago   #1
authortag

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Update files for windows7

I'm using Win7 64-bit and I don't want to switch to Win10.

Does anyone have information on how to update after January 14, 2020 after reinstalling computer.
(Possible situation: if I must install a fresh win7 on the my computer).

Option 1
So, around January 10, 2020, download all the update files and save the "wsusoffline" download and save to the archive.
Does 'wsusoffline' work with all update files?

or option 2

Now go to MS site and save to computer any standallone update files?
btw: I mean the basic/security standallone files that don't cover hardware.

Will it be possible to update Win7 for already released files. (not thinking of new updates after end Date)
What do you suggest?


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

I have been using PCs since the late 70s and have never reinstalled an OS from scratch to solve a problem, so I might not be the best person to respond, but I would recommend that if your computer is working well and up-to-date that you consider instead simply to make image backups of it, using e.g. Acronis True Image, and if you have to reinstall you do so to a much happier place than just fresh Windows.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

switch to Win10
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
authortag

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for the information.
For what I do and what I need, I'm happy with Win7.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

win7 updates will probably be available for several years.

Easiest way is to keep a copy of the latest Simplix pack

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by authortag View Post
I'm using Win7 64-bit and I don't want to switch to Win10.

Does anyone have information on how to update after January 14, 2020 after reinstalling computer.
(Possible situation: if I must install a fresh win7 on the my computer).

Option 1
So, around January 10, 2020, download all the update files and save the "wsusoffline" download and save to the archive.
Does 'wsusoffline' work with all update files?

or option 2

Now go to MS site and save to computer any standallone update files?
btw: I mean the basic/security standallone files that don't cover hardware.

Will it be possible to update Win7 for already released files. (not thinking of new updates after end Date)
What do you suggest?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #6
Paul Black

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

Hi authortag,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by authortag View Post
I'm using Win7 64-bit and I don't want to switch to Win10.

Does anyone have information on how to update after January 14, 2020 after reinstalling computer.
(Possible situation: if I must install a fresh win7 on the my computer).
There are quite a few threads on this forum that address this question!

There is NOT an immediate problem with users who have Windows 7 an need to reinstall for whatever reason after the EOS [End-Of-Support] in January 2020.

The most important things that you need are . . .

[1] Your Product Key.
[2] The appropriate SSUís [Servicing Stack Updates].
[3] The most upto drivers for your OS [BIOS, Motherboard, Chipset, Video Adapter, Network Interface Card [NIC], Audio Adapter, Wireless Network Card or LAN Adapter, Touchpad, Mice, Keyboard, Bluetooth, USB drivers etc, and any other hardware device drivers not listed] to a folder [keep a copy of that folder on an external HDD]. If your OS is an OEM you will be able to get these from the manufacturers website.
[4] The SIMPLIX update pack [if applicable] to a folder [keep a copy of that folder on an external HDD].
OR
[5] DISM++ [for WU's].
[6] Export your bookmarks [favourites] for ALL the browsers that you use.
[7] If you have a cloud account, you can upload your files to it.
[8] License keys for any purchaswd somewhere.

etc. etc. etc. I think you get the drift!

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is not complicated.

The only things needed:

A copy of the latest Simplix pack.

Your windows license key

Any licenses for your purchased programs. You might also need copies of the program installers if they are no longer made.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
Paul Black

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You might also need copies of the program installers if they are no longer made.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
authortag

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys
Thank you for yours participation in these thread and yours advices.
I plan to download all updates after January 10, 2020 and after that I will make an image of my OS and C partition on my external HDD.

Also, burn everything on a couple of DVDs (duplicate) and put it in my archive tray.
I will also use "wsusoffline" and save it to DVD.
Also, I'll try something from what you advised me.
Thanks again.
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