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Windows 7 SP1 updates on a fresh load

for about the last month or so (since the "FREE" win10 crap ended) there seems to be an issue with updating a fresh install of Win7. It occurs on EVERY machine ive reloaded. I was able to get around it for about a week now it seems to have stopped completely ? They geniuses at Microcrap have also removed / "retired" ALL the fixits. and whats left does nothing but the same "searching for windows updates" that never completes. Is anyone else experiencing this issue ? Does anyone know of a fix or is it unfixable as they seem to have but a HUGE restriction on dl bandwidth for the updates to the point where it will take forever (and by forever I mean maybe a week or longer) to actually dl the updates. I have yet to have it finish the first set of updates on 3 machines now.

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Sorry no, but I'll share.

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The times I work this I find I have to manually update IE and other items till it works. I do not have a hard copy of what I've done so far but as you are installing W7 a lot you have to try manually installing missing updates. Try BELARC ADVISOR to get a list.

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In reply to: Sorry no, but I'll share.

that WAS working up until about a week or so ago ... now its virtually impossible. I know its not me as I have other people in the business that are experiencing the same thing. but thank you anyway !

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And Microsoft is changing update systems

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And from all rumors and noise reducing the number of servers for older Windows.

Only those not used to how things change remind me it worked before. I have to update my routines as things change. Maybe I'm just used to change?

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change ?

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Change is understandable and inevitable. Being in this business its a daily event and understood. BUT what they are doing here is flat out nothing but a scumbag/greedy move as whatever it is that is the problem they are not addressing it, responding to it or for that matter even acknowledging it. They are quietly screwing everyone into being forced to upgrade to Win10 much sooner than most want to. But then again that's the Microsoft playbook at its best.

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Here I'm all good.

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I found I had to manually install IE and maybe other items to get WU to work on its own.

I can't understand your stance on greed since you can run W7 even without those updates. And you can opt in or out of W10. To me, such stances are from folk that feel like the world is out of control or something else.

Let me share that the office made a decision. Since all the new PC sales are W10 and our apps must run on that we moved every machine up to W10 and along the way I learned more about upgrading to W10. I share this where I can in the forums. Since I must stay current this was all good news for me. My office let me lead the upgrade team and I get all the benefits.

Yes, there are a lot of folk back on XP/7 and that's their choice. No one is screwing anyone.

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In reply to: Here I'm all good.

your reply in stating "you can run 7 without the updates" shows me what your level of expertise is right off the bat. I didn't come here to argue with anyone nor be talked down to. Thanks for your attempt at helping. Have a nice day.

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Care to share an example?

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W7 "runs" as-is from a fresh install. There are things that don't work and security issues but it does run.

You seem to be combative rather that ready to dive in and work the issue.

Why is that?

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Some reading

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The Procedure In Your Link Has Worked Well For Me Recently

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Download all the manual updates listed in the link, and install them in that order. I've saved them to disk so they can used whenever needed. The installations will take Windows 7 up to April/May 2016. Install SP1 if the original Windows version is not SP1, then the Servicing Stack Update (KB3020369), then the Convenience Rollup Update (KB3125534). This brings the system up to just a handful of updates left. From there, installing the updates from the 7 Windows Update site is quite a bit quicker.

Hope this helps.


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New process update

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I read an article that MS is following its Win10 update process for Win7 as well. Basically, you get a monthly update when available. Thus, you get all the updates in one swoop and continue on, which Win10 is doing now.

Why not complain and forward it to MS at Redmond and see if enough people get through maybe the old process or at least inform users what's now expected.

wooooo! -----Willy Happy

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