Windows 7 Updates?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Converseallstar95, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Converseallstar95

    Converseallstar95 MDL Junior Member

    Feb 2, 2010
  2. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

    Aug 19, 2009
    The build number reported by Windows reflects only the Kernel build number, it doesn't reflect all the updates installed on the computer. You can have a completely clean RTM installation, and with just one 2mb update it can be reported at 6.1.7600.20618 which is currently the latest leaked.

    For all of the updates, a recent completely up to date pack hasn't been made yet, but installing George's update pack you are halfway there. The rest, including the update which updates the kernel build number to 20618, can be found here:

    I recommend you download the one relevant to your system (naturally!), then install those first. Ideally break the updates in half, and install half first, restart, then install the second half. If you try to install any more than around 40 or 50 at a time each installation will become noticeably slower and slower. If you ran all updates at the same time it will take significantly more time than it would otherwise need to.

    So, download the update.exe from George's thread, split the updates in to two groups (non-specific, just cut it around the middle), copy the update.exe into each group. After running update.exe and installing the first batch, restart (very important, the splitting method is pointless without doing so), and after the restart install the second batch.

    Then install George's pack, again splitting the updates in to groups of around 40 or 50, otherwise the latter updates will become increasingly slow. Restart after each one as per before.

    The reason why you want to install the new updates first is because some in George's packs are superceded. Fully superceded updates won't install, and there is no point installing one update only to be replaced 10 mins later with another one (absolutely no benefit if you do that and you will use slightly more disk space).

    Hope this helps.

    I also suggest for George's next pack that the split updates are used, its just too slow to install them all at once (especially with the 70 or so newer updates in addition to the current updates)! Service packs do not have that problem with slowdown as its one complete update, its one system that knows off the bat that it has to install all relevant files, whereas each hotfix has to do the check and do the check for the behind the scenes update processes. And, with service packs, you can clean up what you've done using the 'compcln' (without the quotes) from the command prompt/start menu. Compcln is only included with service packs for the intention of cleaning up the pre-service pack files. This tool carries over from Vista's service packs.