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Fresh Installations of Windows Vista


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#1 BrianM86

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:37 AM

New to the forum so forgive me if I'm asking this in the wrong section. Just wondering how you guys cope with the time it takes to do all windows updates on a fresh installation of Vista, do you just bite the bullet and do the updates through windows update tool or have you guys devised an easier method? With the time it takes I'd imagine some of you have an easier method that I'm not aware of, hopefully.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:25 AM

FWIW: http://www.pcworld.com/article/227931/microsoft_to_end_vista_sp1_support_july_12.html

Seems to me that the simplest route would be to install SP1 first, then install SP2...then go to Windows Update for all others.

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If user has a MS Vista DVD, then it can be updated to include SP1 and SP2, reducing the time even more and making the next usage easier.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/151606-vista-sp1-slipstream-installation-dvd.html

Edited by hamluis, 18 May 2011 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:46 AM

Useful link ^^

I guess you could use the same method for Windows 7 CD with SP1? I know it's not a Windows 7 Forum but I just thought I'd be cheeky and ask the question =]
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:21 AM

I suppose there's no easy way of doing it besides your method Hamluis of sp1 then sp2 then windows updates as this is only a problem for me when I'm reinstalling Vista os on customer's computers that provide their own media or using the recovery partition. Thanks a lot for your time




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