Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/628959/windows-7-fresh-install-questions/ - Hamluis.
Couple of weeks ago I had to put my Windows 7 machine into "recovery mode". I recovered most of my files and pictures with the exception of email addresses etc. So now my computer is in factory mode (the way it was when i bought it 3 years ago). My question is: Is there anyway for me to add the updates that were deleted during the recovery process? And not get Windows 8.1 or worse yet 10? I just want my computer the way it was before the so called recovery. I don't know if this is even possible, but I'm sure someone in here knows.
Edited by hamluis, 09 October 2016 - 01:19 PM.