Windows 7 Clean Install

Started Sep 22, 2016 | Discussions thread
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malch Forum Pro • Posts: 14,045
Windows 7 Clean Install
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Bad memory on my kid's machine messed up the system disk and it wasn't (easily) repairable. Time for a clean install and, this time, I found a recipe that appears to avoid the endless (4-36 hour) "Checking for Updates" nonsense:

Install Win 7 SP1
Download/install KB3172605
Reboot
Download/install KB3135445
Reboot
Download/install KB3125574 Convenience Rollup
Reboot
Windows Update

Windows Update found the updates it wanted within about 5 mins for a HUGE time saving.

I hope this saves somebody else a ton of agony.

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