Windows 7 Fresh Install

Win7Believe me, if you are here, it’s because you know completing a fresh installation of Windows 7 can be a real challenge lately.

These steps solved my Windows 7 fresh install problem.

I hope you have the same success.

Complete a fresh Windows 7 Pro SP1 install on a new or re-formatted drive from USB or DVD install media.

Do not put in Windows product key to verify untll the last step

Turn off Windows update from control panel gui.

Update Internet Explorer to IE11 by direct download at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=324628

Complete “Fix Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness tool” at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821

Complete “April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 7 x64-based Systems (KB3020369)” at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=46817

Complete “July 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1” at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605 file named Windows6.1-KB3172605-x64 for 64 bit Windows 7

Turn Windows update back on.

Check Windows Updates and behold, it identifies, downloads and installs over 200 updates!

Verify Windows with a valid product key

 

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