It appears Microsoft have released Windows 7 Installation ISOs updated until August 2016. These ISOs included IE11 and Microsoft.net Framework 4.7.2. They however lack the NVMe hotfixes, storage controllers and USB 3.0 drivers so these will need slipstreamed to allow support for installation on up to 6th Generation Intel hardware.
These ISOs lack USB 3.0 support, NVMe hotfixes and storage controllers. These must be slipstreamed alongside additional updates. See here:
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Hello. I am new to your dellwindowsreinstallationguides and am seeking some guidance. l'm currently looking at article https://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows7-august2016-iso/
I have a Dell Insprion N7110 circa 2011, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium X64, Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601, BIOS Version Dell Inc. A13, 9/5/2012, SMBIOS Version 2.6, Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.24545", Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB.
My HDD is failing so I bought a Kingston A400 SSD and memory Kit 8GB PC3-10600 CL9 204 Pin SODIMM. I plan to install them prior to reinstalling the OS.
I read several of your articles and have two main questions: 1) Are the links to Windows 7 iso images still good? 2) With Legacy Bios is it possible to "slipstream" updates or do I have to install them one at a time?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Windows 7 has reached end of life meaning its no longer safe to use online and stuff will begin to stop having Windows 7 support. You would be better to download Windows 10 and make a Bootable USB (set to use the MBR partition scheme and NTFS formatted for a Legacy BIOS). Officially the free upgrade to Windows 10 ended but unofficially all the activation mechanism still work. On your old installation, if you can get to the Desktop copy the gatherostate.exe from the sources folder of the bootable USB and right click it and run as administrator. Once you have the genuine ticket copy it to your Windows 10 Bootable USB. Your PC will run Windows 10 okay once the SSD and RAM are installed. Install Windows 10 Home (if your system was running Windows 7 Home Starter, Basic or Premium) by skipping the product key. Once the install is finished and you are on the Windows 10 Desktop. Go to this folder and copy your genuineticket.xml to it:
The download links to the ISOs still work however the August 2016 ISOs don't work with the slipstream scripts. You need to use the Dell ISO for those or the older Microsoft ISO.
Thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated.
I've been reluctant to changeover to Windows 10 because of all the bad things I heard about it from our IT guy at work (instability, difficulty navigating to websites, frequent crashes, slowness compared to Windows 7, frequent updating requiring reboots, etc.).
Have these concerns been fixed? Can I set it up the way I want (no "windows" on the desktop, just links or files), as opposed to the way it comes out of the box?