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    Question Cannot get Win 7 Pro x64 Updates to Update.

    New motherboard (ASUS Z79-A), new C: (SAMSUNG 250 GB EVO SSD). Other innards and case not changed.

    I've tried an embarrassing number of times to get through the WIN 7 Pro x64 updates, almost 300, but I have failed to do so even going through the clean install route twice. I've always been able to get to Safe Install + Internet. In fact, just getting to that point and doing nothing but restarting has often me to the OS. Otherwise, it appears to boot through the "Starting Windows" and the four color flag and then black. I've let it stew for long times, even overnight, but no luck. I've tried all at once and I've sliced up the updates into packets. Now I cannot get to the OS at all. Last shot, after a restore going back two restore points, gave me Admin tools/EVENT VIEWER response that MMC could not create the snap-in ...name: Event Viewer CSID: Fx:{b05566ad-fe9c-4363-be05-7a4cbb7cb510. I can get a SysInfo dump but where to send it?

    I really don't want to go through the clean install process again but will. Question, is there a WIN7 x64 download which already has the updates? I have a valid Key.

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    If your Win7 DVD does not have SP1 included, go here and download an ISO version (from Microsoft) of the flavor you want; but, watch the language you choose. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...l=1#post470600

    Burn that ISO to a blank DVD and boot to it in your PC. Make sure you choose Advanced and the Advanced drive options so you can delete all of the partitions on your SSD then simply click Next and let 7 install.
    If it prompts you for your key, click skip (it won't work anyway until after 7 is up and running)
    Now here's the key! After it boots to Windows, you have to install the drivers from your ASUS disc. Do chipset, audio, video, and network in that order. After the network has installed, you ought to be able to go to Windows Update in the control panel (large or small icons, not category) and have it work.
    Windows 7 creates a 100MB system partition which gets screwed up if you simply choose to reinstall to the existing "C Drive" which is why you need to delete all of the partitions to start with.

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    Willing to try. But I'm going to be really, really linear. Please bear with me because this ain't no fun any more. Pity.
    I can download the ISO. And burning the ISO will leave me with executable files & what not. Will this DVD then be bootable on its own? I have already made one of the optical drives a first choice boot drive & the system does ask if that is the proper boot device.

    I can load the drivers in the order you specify. No problem. But I will need at some point to load nVidia drivers for my two HiRes monitor setup (I do a lot of Photoshop work). When can I do that?

    There are also other ASUS drivers & utilities. Since I don't do gaming, etc., most I do not load but some are of interest. When do I factor them in?

    How/when do I approach all those other Windows Updates?

    If there are still more Updates, how does one go about "manually" installing? I've always let Windows Update do its thing and, except once tangling with a Net update, everything has been straightforward. Thanks.

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    The WIN7 + SP1 or the WIN7 Refresh? Does it matter?
    I'm being very linear at this point. Thanks for the lead.

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    You can try to update the Windows Update Agent to the latest version (W7x64 SP1's latest version is actually 7.6.7600.320, not 256 as stated in the MS article): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104

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