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 Post subject: Easier Way to Install 3 Year Old Win 7 Disc???????
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:05 am 
Coppermine
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Does anyone have a better, easier way to do a fresh install with a 3 year old Win 7 disc??

I mean, after the install then I gotta download like 5,000 gigs of updates. I have Win 7 fully updated running right now on one of my mechanical drives and either today or tomorrow I am doing a fresh install of Win 7 onto my new SSD.


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 Post subject: Re: Easier Way to Install 3 Year Old Win 7 Disc???????
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:50 am 
Smithfield
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Use RT7Lite to slip stream everything you need.


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 Post subject: Re: Easier Way to Install 3 Year Old Win 7 Disc???????
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Easier Way to Install 3 Year Old Win 7 Disc???????
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Every time I install an OS from scratch, and then go to Windows Update, I search for, save and download every update executable file to a folder on another hard drive. This folder also gets backed up semi-regularly to DVD+RW. As of this moment, my Win 7 update folder has 129 executables (which add up to only 375MB). When I need to rebuild from scratch, I install my OS, then install the saved updates according to the file timestamps, because that's how they were installed in the first place. This way I don't even have to be online to do it. It's time consuming doing it one update at a time, but has saved my butt many times in the past.

I gotta admit, though, I do like kleinkinstein's method.


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