Windows 7 64-bit with updates

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by retrorgb, Jan 7, 2022.

  1. retrorgb

    retrorgb MDL Novice

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    Hello, I tried searching the forums before asking, so I apologize if the answer is already out there...

    Does anyone have a Windows 7 Ultimate iso (32, 64 or both) that has all the updates already slipstreamed into it? I did this myself back when I did IT full time (including newer drivers), but it's been years. I was hoping the experts here could either point me to an iso that's already been prepared. I have legit keys I purchased and I'm not looking for any hacks - Just Windows 7 pre-updated.

    If that's not possible, is there a single rollup installation I can perform after Windows 7's installed? I vaguely remember Microsoft releasing something like that in 2019, but I never downloaded it. Plus, I assume any community-made ones would be more complete anyway.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. shhnedo

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  4. retrorgb

    retrorgb MDL Novice

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    Thank so much for taking the time to link me to those. I gotta admit though, I forgot how to do all this stuff - I spent the last half hour reading those links and I'm still not quite sure what's the best option. It's embarrassing, as I used to be one of the people writing these guides back in the XP and Windows 7 days...including embedded OS'! ;(

    I tried installing with a official Win 7 SP1 disc, then downloaded one of the updaters from the links above and it failed to run on the Win 7 machine.

    I guess in my old age, I need a "for dummies" version of this - Is there just a single file or script I can run on the Win 7 machine after installing (with the NIC drivers installed of course)? Or has someone posted their version of an iso that's already had everything in those posts pre-integrated?
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Use this, download the full tool zip, extract it and put in the win 7 ultimate ISO into the legacy source folder and run the legacy script, select your settings and sit back till the Uptodate ISO is created.
     
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  6. ExtremeGrief

    ExtremeGrief MDL Senior Member

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    Use normal Simplix for already installed os and mdl tool for making updated iso
     
  7. retrorgb

    retrorgb MDL Novice

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    So, for the scenario that I install a basic Win7SP1 .iso:
    - Install windows
    - Install NIC driver (and confirm it connects to the internet)
    - Extract the zip to the desktop
    - Run "SiMPLiX.bat"

    That's it?
     
  8. ExtremeGrief

    ExtremeGrief MDL Senior Member

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    Simplix is an exe not a batch file
     
  9. ExtremeGrief

    ExtremeGrief MDL Senior Member

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    Also you don't need internet for simplix

    Use sdi for drivers
     
  10. retrorgb

    retrorgb MDL Novice

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    The file "SiMPLiX_AiO_ISO_Full_Tool_2_9_21.12.15_F.zip" does not contain a "SiMPLiX.exe" file. Did I download the wrong file?
     
  11. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    #13 CaptainKirk1966, Jan 7, 2022
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    In the exe folder.
    Name: UpdatePack7R2-21.12.15.exe

    The SiMPLiX batch file should start the exe.
     
  12. ExtremeGrief

    ExtremeGrief MDL Senior Member

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    Simplix batch is for updating the iso
     
  13. ExtremeGrief

    ExtremeGrief MDL Senior Member

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    For updating live system use normal Simplix not the tool
     
  14. retrorgb

    retrorgb MDL Novice

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    I'm sorry, but the answers are hard to follow without any context. I'd be happy to help create documentation that walks beginners through this after I'm done, but I can't get either scenario working.

    - What is "normal Simplix"? Is this a single file that runs and installs drivers and updates? And where is that exact file?

    - I'm still not able to create an .iso that works. Did I perform the steps wrong here?: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/windows-7-64-bit-with-updates.84791/#post-1716109
     
  15. ExtremeGrief

    ExtremeGrief MDL Senior Member

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    You're right.
     
  16. retrorgb

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