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Steps For Installing & Updating Windows 7 SP1

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by flavallee, Aug 11, 2016.

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  1. Chrisss2016

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    First things firtst: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ....... for sharing your insight into this.

    I just finished down-grading a Lenovo T440s from Win 10 to Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I have installed Win 7 countless times and never had an issue with updates. Until yesterday. I spent ALL DAY trying to solve the update issue with countless other "100% guaranteed solutions" on the net that did not work for me, some of which suggested I wait for 24 hours after some steps. Using this guide I followed step by step and had my Win 7 installation fully updated in a couple of hours! no waiting longer than about 5 or 10 minutes to find any of the updates in step 10. One comment, can not stress the importance of following ALL of the instructions. I did not stop the windows update in services (as was required in the guide) and when I tried to download and install the first update I found myself with another endless wait!

    For anyone frustrated with endless waits for windows update, follow this guide and get on with your life. Thanks again for taking the time to share this with all of us!
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I'm glad to hear the Windows 7 install and update guide worked very well for you.

    And thanks for bringing up the importance of first stopping the Windows Update service before installing each of those KB updates.

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  3. Triple6

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    I would say to install IE11 before doing the other updates, KB3020369 would not install for me until IE11 installed, which downloads a few additional updates as well.
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    The first install/update guide had the install of IE11 early in the process, but after testing askey127's shortened steps, I discovered that installing IE11 early in the process wasn't necessary.
    It appeared in the first batch of about 60 updates and was installed at that time.

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