W7: Reinstall computer - How to backup all windows updates?

BrainY

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Dear community,

I was wondering if there was a way to backup all windows updates I've done. I really don't want to reinstall my windows 7 and having to download 1000gb of updates. Anybody know anything for this? Or is there no way?
 

williamf12783

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all updates are stored in c:/windows/softwaredistribution/download

copy this folder than run each update.exe file to reinstall the updates you downloaded
 

breadbox88

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If you have SP1 downloaded as an ISO, use a CD/DVD emulator to mount and open the file instead of burning. There are a multitude of apps out there that will work. The one I use is WinCDEMU from [sysprogs.org]... Its free and downloadable directly from their site.
 

SlapDawg7814

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I used the Windows 7 included tool "Easy Data Transfer" if I am installing on another drive., or create a backup image right after first install and all updates are complete.

It is a dookie load of updates when clean installing.
 

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