Looking for an iso of all the Win7 updates

Pagan Wizard

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I had to replace the HD on an HP that is a few years old. I installed Win10 on it, and it is acting weird from time to time. Sometimes it will stop seeing the WIFI adapter. Other times while booting, it gets to the light blue MS logo and freeze up, reboot it and it boots up. I am just thinking there is just enough CPU and RAM to run 10, but it runs out there, so I am going to reformat the HD and put Win7 on the machine. It had Win7 with the old HD.......that drive developed the click of death, and is pushing up daisies now. I know Microshaft no longer provides support for 7, so I am asking here if anyone has, or knows where I can get all the Win7 updates. Thanks in advance.
 

SuperSubZero

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I'm not certain what your issue is, but Windows 7 still gets security updates, and a Win7 installed today will still get all of the updates released up until today via Windows Update.
 

Mega6

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There is nothing wrong with the Win 10 OS itself. I would give a WIn10 wifi driver a go. Go back to 7 if you want, your driver support will be better. Start will a low level format.
 

Pagan Wizard

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I'm not certain what your issue is, but Windows 7 still gets security updates, and a Win7 installed today will still get all of the updates released up until today via Windows Update.
OK, I thought they stopped supporting it already
 

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Just a FYI - I don't know if this is the case for everyone, but If you installed 10, you will more than likely have to call MS to restore your win7 key. I had the same issue with a laptop that started with 7, the person went with 10, then removed the HD and sold me the laptop. When I installed a new HD using the original win7 COA sticker, it would not validate, so I had to make the phone call to get it accepted.
 

Mazzspeed

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Just a FYI - I don't know if this is the case for everyone, but If you installed 10, you will more than likely have to call MS to restore your win7 key. I had the same issue with a laptop that started with 7, the person went with 10, then removed the HD and sold me the laptop. When I installed a new HD using the original win7 COA sticker, it would not validate, so I had to make the phone call to get it accepted.
Wow, I didn't think you could do this once 40 days had expired. I thought you essentially swapped one for the other.
 

SmokeRngs

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Wow, I didn't think you could do this once 40 days had expired. I thought you essentially swapped one for the other.
As far as I know there's nothing stopping you from wiping 10 you got through the upgrade and putting your previous OS back on. I've done it twice so far and it was a lot longer than 30 or 40 days. The only thing I know of which won't happen anymore after about 30 days from the upgrade is doing a reversion to the previous OS. If memory serves the Windows.OLD directory gets toasted after about 30 days but it doesn't stop you from wiping the machine and starting over.

That said, technically you're supposed to be trading the key from the old OS for the new one but in practice it doesn't work that way. There's nothing stopping you from using the old OS, just don't try to use both at the same time.

I'm guessing the only reason someone had problems with reactivation was because of the hardware change of a new hard drive. The laptop I reinstalled 7 on automatically validated and the same thing happened with the retail copy install I did on my main machine.
 
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