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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Re: WinXP migrating to Win7

Post by dudeuk » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:56 am

@ long-lurker

with win 7 , 8.1 & 10 i use capture image in virtualbox..

set image up in virualbox.. install upto where have to put language and name etc.. but dont put nothing..
go into audit mode.. ctrl and shift and press f3 once...
setup how you want the windows
install programs , drivers , updates ( but not antivirus - might have to make that silent install)
use the sysprep (put winpe iso in vm drive)
then click ok on the sysprep window (tick reboot)
capture wim
copy captured wim to unpacked iso and make a new iso updated

ill send a pm with my capture package with capture scripting etc..
Hi All: I would just like to thank everyone here for there continued efforts to keep XP Alive!
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Here Are my collection of XP files that you can download.
i will update them when i can.

https://mega.nz/#F!8nY0iBLK!JEwKcH9mYYy16iOuUrExyw

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Re: WinXP migrating to Win7

Post by shhnedo » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:33 pm

dudeuk wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:56 am
@ long-lurker
...
You do realize you're posting in a 4+-year-old thread, a.k.a necro?
You'd think OP would've found a suitable solution by now...

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