WinXP migrating to Win7

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WinXP migrating to Win7

Post by long-lurker » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:12 am

i'm asking this in the XP forum because that is where my knowledge base resides

i'm sitting on six computers here at the house, five on WinXP, one on Win7

i update/reinstall one of the WinXP's every month, couple of the others only quarterly, couple of the others only once a year

point is, the WinXP boxes are *EXTREMELY* **EASY** to update
download the latest update pack, swap out a few items such as IE8 and .NET, and nLite already knows what to do

i pop in the newly nLited DVD, tell it to boot from disk, i return two hours later and everything is installed, and i mean *EVERYTHING*, no software needs anything from me, i'm up and running with *ALL* settings applied


so which brings me to my question - can't this be done with Win7?
i'm new to Win7 and don't follow the Win7 forums, needle in a haystack for those of us that are on this forum for one thing and one thing only, updating our WinXP

installing Win7 is a *nightmare* as far as updates go
am i missing something?
can't the updates be "slipstreamed in" the same way we do them with WinXP?

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Post by user_hidden » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:12 am

do a search for Simplix update pack for Win 7

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Post by long-lurker » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:16 am

found it...
downloading...
will test over the next few days...

many thanks !!!...

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Post by mooms » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:37 am

Some others resources:

Win7 Isos (legal)

WinAIO Maker If you want to merge x86 & x64 versions in one iso.

.NET 4.5.2 Silent installers by Rick.

Update lists (Use WinToolkit or NTLite to integrate them into Win7 Isos)
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Post by long-lurker » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:52 pm

Simplix was a BUST...

it would error trying to extract itself :(
downloaded three times, errored on self-extract all three times...

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Post by mooms » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:00 pm

@long-lurker:
Have you seen my post ?
This was only some hints, all you have asked can be done in Win 7, see wincert, msfn and other sites/forums.
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Post by long-lurker » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:19 pm

yep, downloaded the X17-58997 iso and trying out RT 7 Lite
RT 7 Lite seems old but so what, so is nLite

i haven't checked wincert yet

i avoid msfn because they deactivate my account if i don't log in often enough, you can't download without an account, and i get fed up with them deactivating so i'll find my legal content elsewhere instead of constantly battling their deactivation CRAP

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Post by mooms » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:47 pm

You should avoid RT7Lite too, the app is very outdated, use NTLite or WinToolkit instead.
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Post by long-lurker » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:22 pm

doh!

i had it in my head for some reason that nLite didn't do Win7 - will try nLite
(for one, it took over an hour to integrate with RT 7 Lite, wow!)

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Post by long-lurker » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:25 pm

oops... i see the extra T in there, NTLite, not nLite...

downloading...
testing...

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Post by long-lurker » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:39 pm

heck with the naysayers...

RT 7 Lite *works* for me :)

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