This guides give a list of standalone updates which should be installed post-Windows 7 SP1. If installing on a system manufactured in 2012-2016 (6th Generation Intel Processor) you are recommended to slipstream the updates and drivers as detailed in my guide Slipstream Windows 7.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ISO
Bootable USB 3.0 Support
Standalone Updates for Windows 7 Service Pack 1
*Requires a Restart after installing the Update.
OEM Cert Collection
If you are using a system with an OEM License (including OEM Downgrade Rights from Windows 8.x Pro and Windows 10 Pro) on a computer manufacturered by a major OEM such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, ASUS, Acer, Compaq, Gateway, Packard, Fujitsu, IBM, MSI, Samsung, Sony or Toshiba you are best to install Windows 7 without a Product Key and activate post installation using OEM System Locked Preinstallation – the same BIOS based Product Activation mechanism of factory settings. Doing so will save you from having to call Microsoft to activate by phone.
SLIC Passthrough Code for a VMware Virtual Machine Configuration File
firmware = "efi" acpi.passthru.slic = "TRUE" acpi.passthru.slicvendor = "TRUE" SMBIOS.reflecthost = "TRUE"