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  1. Posts : 15,168
    Vista x64 / 7 X64

    I bought some licenses on the special intro offer 25 iirc for each win 7 pro license , cant remember the date, I presume 2009. The win8 pro keys were the same deal a few years later- I have just found one of the invoices 24.99 in 2012. They sent them by email and the iso was downloaded from I think Digital River in those days. Quite handy to have a few of these .
    Last edited by SIW2; 2 Weeks Ago at 19:01.
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  2. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits

    I just got done installing Windows 7 Home Premium (no SPs). I used the method I described in post #10 and installed SP1 and the Rollup.

    Windows 7 activated over the internet fine. I just checked for Windows updates. It found 56 and is installing them now.

    One gotcha is that the CPU does not support SSE2. At some point the Windows updates will start failing. At that point I will turn off automatic updates.


    Didn't go as expected. 48 of the 56 updates succeeded. Unfortunately, after the computer booted there was a black screen. I had to use system restore to go all the back before SP1 for the computer to boot again. I have SP1 installed again and have drivers installed for most of the hardware. I have automatic updates turned off for now until I decide how to proceed.

    That is enough for today. When I continue tomorrow I will first back up the computer.

    This serves as a precaution. Back up the computer before you start with Windows updates. This will save having to start over if one of the Windows updates borks the computer.
    Last edited by MisterEd; 2 Weeks Ago at 02:50.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter

    I think it's solved in my case. Turns out I got the wrong file for "SP1". The site I downloaded it from had it labeled as "SP1" while in fact it's the "SP2" update.
    By downloading the one from MajorGeeks, everything started working, update after update. Am now running that "all-in-one" solution.
    Thanks all for your much appreciated help/insights.
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  4. Posts : 120
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Bree said:
    That's because to download and install the more recent update your Win7 needs SHA2 signing support.
    No. Different issue. You cannot fix 80072EFE by applying KB4474419 or KB4490628 or both.

    This particular case is due to

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    including Windows 7 RTM, which is not to be confused with 2019 SHA-2 Code Signing Support required.

    It is yet another issue than Windows Update broken upon reinstalling in Windows 7 Service Pack 1, which of course hits immediately after upgrading to SP1.
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  5. Posts : 15,168
    Vista x64 / 7 X64

    It is much easier to d/l the iso with SP1 already included. Then run simplix for the updates.


    [For the geeky types who want to play, it is possible to integrate SP1 into the rtm install.wim file.

    I have just done this. Takes a little while, probabaly because I did it on an SMR mechanical disk.

    In outline it involves extracting the sp1 file. Then make a small adjustment to 3 of the extracted text files. Then mount the rtm install.wim and use dism to integrate the extracted files

    Windows 7 refuses any update-sp1-23.jpg

    I did a test install to a spare partition and it works fine


    Last edited by SIW2; 2 Weeks Ago at 23:42.
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