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How do I get a newer Windows 7 disc? I got w7 when it first came out and now every time I do a reformat, I have to do TONS of updates. Can I somehow "make" a new one that includes all the latest greatest updates, SP1, IE9 etc.?
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I don't believe so. Unless it's include in the original version you cant. I 'm not sure if windows 7 has a service pack disc like xp did
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Hey, check out a program called "nLite".

They call it something like a slipstream installation. Basically, you find all the updates you need and set the program to put them on with the windows installation.

Look up slipstreaming windows 7 and you should get several leads to programs that work well setting up the installation media.
http://www.nliteos.com/

Personally, I would just image my drive weekly if you are reformatting fairly often (2-4x a year). Right after your next install (or now if your OS is running fine), image the drive and there you go. You can also have windows automatically image your machine daily, weekly, or monthly.

Hope it helps!
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How do I get a newer Windows 7 disc? I got w7 when it first came out and now every time I do a reformat, I have to do TONS of updates. Can I somehow "make" a new one that includes all the latest greatest updates, SP1, IE9 etc.?
I don't think it's possible to always have the absolute latest. However, what I know you can do is reformat, install all your drivers and updates, as well as necessary programs, and then make an image of that. This way whenever you want to reformat you can always go to this image. This won't work forever obviously because there's going to be updates for programs and updates for Windows, but it'll save you a lot of time for maybe 1-2 reformats.
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Good idea, because I just re-installed w7 last night and it's set up exactly the way I want it.
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Vlite can make a disk which you can include all the updates.
You can make an image of the current "clean" install with the updates and drivers included.
You can DL SP1 and save it on a USB drive/DVD and when you install windows, just run SP1 as soon as it is done installing. That will take care of 90% of the updates.
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Hey, check out a program called "nLite".

They call it something like a slipstream installation. Basically, you find all the updates you need and set the program to put them on with the windows installation.

Look up slipstreaming windows 7 and you should get several leads to programs that work well setting up the installation media.
http://www.nliteos.com/

Personally, I would just image my drive weekly if you are reformatting fairly often (2-4x a year). Right after your next install (or now if your OS is running fine), image the drive and there you go. You can also have windows automatically image your machine daily, weekly, or monthly.

Hope it helps!
nLite works, I've used to to make a windows 7 disk with SP1 slipstreamed on it.

A word of caution with it though, is that it took my sig rig a good 3 or 4 hours to do it. The first 2 times I tried it, it froze or failed, and then the third time I got lucky. Every time I tried it took 3 or 4 hours. -_______-.

Also I'm going to steal that idea of imaging the drive just after you install it epic idea.
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Microsoft released a newer version of their RTM images that have some more updates incorporated. (source)

You can also try Windows 7 Toolkit to integrate your own updates. It also integrates drivers, apps, and edits things from the OS if you don't need them.
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Go Here

These are only the install media for Windows 7 with SP1 integrated.

These downloads are through Digital River and are official releases from MSFT.

These are NOT "Pirated" or "Cracked". Just Windows 7 SP1 install media.
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