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    Is there a list of updates for Windows 7 SP1 required for upgrading to Windows 10?

    I had decided that I wasn't going to upgrade to Windows 10, so I have not installed any of the updates pertaining to upgrading they system.

    However, I got a fancy new computer, and decided that it might be a good idea to upgrade. I guess I could go through the list of updates that I have chosen to hide. which would probably take a very long time. That started me thinking about Susan Bradley (the wonderful author of the Patch Watch articles whose advice I follow before installing) and wondering if she might possibly have a list of those updates? Or does anyone know if there is such a list? It would sure save me a bunch of time.

    Thanks,
    Lorraine in Westbank, BC

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    You can not only get a list, you can actually download them (without going into Windows Update) and save them for later installation.

    Two tools I would suggest to do that...

    WSUS Offline...

    http://download.wsusoffline.net/

    WSUS Offline Tutorial...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXAOvbNJYyE

    Portable Update (was recommended by "Coochin")...

    http://www.portableupdate.com/

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    WOW! That was fast.

    Thank you so much for the info J. I'll get to it tomorrow.

    I LOVE this group! I know I can always find someone to answer my questions here.
    Lorraine in Westbank, BC

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    @ jwoods
    Have been checking out "WSUS Offline" today.
    Problem 1: "Documentation" at http://www.wsusoffline.net/docs/ is sketchy.
    Problem 2: newer versions don't support XP (I still have to support customers who insist on continuing with XP [against my advice]).
    Problem 3: there doesn't seem to be enough control, for my purposes at least, over which updates are to be installed.

    On the other hand, Portable Update allows me to choose which individual updates are downloaded, and which individual updates are installed. For example: when running Portable Update on a Win7 SP1 system I can choose to install only security updates first, reboot, then install optional updates, reboot, then install .NET updates, reboot, then install any remaining/dependant updates (pant, pant).
    Nevertheless, I'll test "WSUS Offline" on a couple of my systems during the next few days and report back.
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    I think it's a matter of what you need to do.

    The previous version of WSUS Offline (9.1) that I used for XP works fine, and there are a number of tutorials available (like the one posted above) on how to use it.

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    @ jwoods

    Sorry, have twice tried to download/update WSUS Offline but in both cases it crashes at "downloading/verifying update 49 of 156". I suspect (but cannot say for sure) the "update 49" is for M$ Office 2010.

    Whatever, I'm not going to mess further with such buggy software. Will stay with "Portable Update".
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
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    AMD FX8120 (8-core @ 3.1GHz) CPU, Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 motherboard, 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz RAM, ATI-AMD Radeon HD6770 PCI-E VGA, 480GB Kingston SSD, 2TB Seagate SATA3.0 HDD, ASUS DVD/RW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coochin View Post
    @ jwoods

    Sorry, have twice tried to download/update WSUS Offline but in both cases it crashes at "downloading/verifying update 49 of 156". I suspect (but cannot say for sure) the "update 49" is for M$ Office 2010.

    Whatever, I'm not going to mess further with such buggy software. Will stay with "Portable Update".
    Works fine for my needs...maybe something about your configuration.

    BTW, what is the cost of the annual license for business use for Portable Update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    ...what is the cost of the annual license for business use for Portable Update?
    See the email link at the bottom of http://www.portableupdate.com/
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coochin View Post
    See the email link at the bottom of http://www.portableupdate.com/
    Right. I thought it would be faster to ask you, since you are using it for business purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coochin View Post
    See the email link at the bottom of http://www.portableupdate.com/
    @Coochin

    I took your advice and contacted the vendor for the information.

    I told him you had been quite an evangelist for the product in your business, and gave him your website information.

    Maybe he'll give you a deal when it's time to renew.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jwoods; 2015-06-18 at 16:50. Reason: Removed public website link

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