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Post-Recovery Questions


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#1 Banjojoe

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 11:14 AM

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.


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 02:21 PM

There are a couple of programs you can down load to avoid "10", I use GWX control panel others may chime in with others.  I recently did a factory reset on one of my lap tops, after installing AV I installed the control panel then went about doing the update dance which takes awhile but I have -0- fears of "10" sneaking onto my machine.  GWX is very easy to use, I have it on all three of my machines.

 

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 11:05 AM

There is no free upgrade to Windows 8/8.1 and never has been, so that you don't need to worry about.

 

The free Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade ended over a month ago, so you don't have to worry about that either.

 

The first thing I would suggest that you do is to update to Internet Explorer 11, this will make getting your updates easier.  The other thing I would suggest would be to manually download and install Microsoft's cumulative roll-up pack for Windows 7.  You can find a good tutorial here.


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