Windows 10: my experience trying to re-install w7

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  1.    10 Sep 2015 #1

    my experience trying to re-install w7


    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Zander, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Your friend is mistaken, or just misunderstood part of it.

    You can't legally have both the Windows 7 and Windows 10 installed and activated at the same time since you agreed not to have the 7 key activated while the free upgrade to Windows 10 is activated.

    You will always be able to wipe the computer, clean install, and activate Windows 7 with your key.
    thu 10 sep 2015

    after successfully upgrading to w10 from w7 I wiped my hdd and did a clean w7 install (no w10, just w7) which activated aok - I then kicked off windows update which started aok but after a while it just hung on me

    wiped the hdd again and tried again, just w7, installed aok, activated aok but windows update though starting out good again then just hung on me

    wiped the hdd again, did a clean w10 install off of the iso, no probs, installed ok, skipped the key bit and booted to see that it had self activated aok

    I then shrunk the w10 partition and re-installed w7 as a dual boot, went through aok and activated aok - I then brought up windows update to get w7 up to date, initally windows update let me download updates but after a while it just hung

    I then went through the whole process a second time, from wiping my hdd but no luck, the same thing happened, I was unable to get windows update to complete

    bit of disappointment, I need to be able to vpn into work and my employer's vpn software doesn't like edge or the ie 11 on w10, installed chrome and firefox and again my employer's vpn software rejected both

    all three browsers worked aok with my employer's vpn software when I used w7

    any ideas?

    thanks
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  2. Posts : 4,999
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       10 Sep 2015 #2

    Does the Windows 7 you are installing have SP1 included? If not, download and install that before doing any Windows Updates.

    Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center

    If it does have SP1, do manual Windows Update but only do 10 updates at a time. I know it will take quite a while that way but it usually works.
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  3.    10 Sep 2015 #3

    What are there now, about 400+ updates for Windows 7 if starting from scratch? Exactly how long was it hung up for?

    Might want to try this for updates:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/913086
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    10 Sep 2015 #4

    Where did you get your Windows 7 install media? Maybe its corrupted.
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  5.    11 Sep 2015 #5

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Does the Windows 7 you are installing have SP1 included? If not, download and install that before doing any Windows Updates.

    Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center

    If it does have SP1, do manual Windows Update but only do 10 updates at a time. I know it will take quite a while that way but it usually works.
    thanks for responding, my w7 doesn't come with sp1 but I do have it and did install that but still got the same result, windows update went on to hang - been a while since I did manual updates, in fact I thought one no longer could but I'll google w7 manual updates and give a go, thank again
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  6.    11 Sep 2015 #6

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Where did you get your Windows 7 install media? Maybe its corrupted.
    no the media's good, I've installed off of it a good few times
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  7.    11 Sep 2015 #7

    I had to do this a while back when a PC failed to upgrade from Win7 and I decided to reinstall from scratch. I think it was somewhere around 700 updates -- which took well over ten hours to complete. And yes, it does it in spurts, pauses for a while, and then starts up again. I thought it was hung, so I rebooted it, restarted updated, and it picked up where it left off -- after spending hours "searching for updates".
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  8.    11 Sep 2015 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    What are there now, about 400+ updates for Windows 7 if starting from scratch? Exactly how long was it hung up for?

    Might want to try this for updates:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/913086
    a good link, but a lot of effort ....
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  9. Posts : 4,999
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       11 Sep 2015 #9

    dschmittz said: View Post
    thanks for responding, my w7 doesn't come with sp1 but I do have it and did install that but still got the same result, windows update went on to hang - been a while since I did manual updates, in fact I thought one no longer could but I'll google w7 manual updates and give a go, thank again
    Open Control Panel, click on Windows Update. Select 10 or so and install. Repeat until done (many hours later).

    This is another reason disk imaging is the way to go. You never, ever have to go through a from scratch install and waste days getting back to where you were.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  10.    12 Sep 2015 #10

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Open Control Panel, click on Windows Update. Select 10 or so and install. Repeat until done (many hours later).

    This is another reason disk imaging is the way to go. You never, ever have to go through a from scratch install and waste days getting back to where you were.
    disk imaging? it would make sense, re manual updates, see what you mean, thought you were referring to what one could do back in the day when one could download updates and park them and then install then afterwards

    something else, any ideas oh how windows knows one has successfully gone the upgrade route to w10 so that when one wipes one's hdd and does a w10 install off the iso it self activates?

    I initially tried upgrading to w10 off of the iso before I upgraded (to see what the install would do) and it asked for a w10 key, but when did the same after upgrading I got the 'skip' button when it asked for the w10 key? just curious
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