Windows 7 install disk with all the latest updates?

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What's the best way to create a 64 bit Win 7 install disk, with all the latest updates?
The initial update process is painfully slow & requires jumping through a few hoops, it seems!
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Quid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.
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Have a read of this  https://www.raymond.cc/blog/create-an-integrated-up-to-date-windows-7-install-disc/

He uses an application called NLite made by a man who also created nLIte and vLIte to integrate the various Service Packs and updates with an install disk into an uptodate disk.
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Side note:  That is going to be one huge install disk.  Probably too big for a DVD, possibly too big for a Blu-Ray.  

In the past when slipstreaming updates onto an install CD, it's been my experience that there are always one or two mandatory updates that fail to go in and then everything downstream of those failures is not quite right.

imo, easier to do the standard installation and then let Windows Update bring the system up to date.  Yeah, it's slow and it might take a few days, but it usually gets it right and you don't have to spend three days (or more) slipstreaming an install disk.

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I've had them searching for updates for nearly 24 hours in the past! I thought I had found a fix over at superuser.com, but that seems to not work any more.
Has M$ 'broken' it in an attempt to push you over to windows 10?
BTW, I left at 2, with the solution offered by dbrunton, the only problem was that site kept giving me the message about something on page slowing down browser...
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.

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>>  the only problem was that site kept giving me the message about something on page slowing down browser ...

Ah, I use Firefox and Adblock Plus.  So I don't get those messages.

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I was using Firefox too. ISO is almost 9GB, so I guess I'll be creating a bootable USB drive from that, which brings me to the question, any suggestions on software for that? I've been using a windows product for that, but it seems to work at times & not at others.
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.

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Rufus  https://rufus.akeo.ie/

This is what you need.
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i used this methed :
First always make sure you have at SP1 installed. That is required
 download it here :  https://www.microsoft.com/nl-NL/download/details.aspx?id=5842
 if needed, install also IE11  here :  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/18520/download-internet-explorer-11-offline-installer
 Install the newer version of the Windows Update Agent:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104
 Then Install the following patch: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

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That did the trick. ISO was nearly 9GB, but used Rufus to create a bootable USB installer. WHen install was finished, it took a couple of minutes to look for updates & found 7 & 2 optional ones & I'll take that all day long! Thanks, again!

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