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Windows 7 Updating Offline?

By God Of Mana
Mar 26, 2009
  1. Hi, I just need some info and some help, maybe. :)
    I downloaded Windows 7 B: 7000 and I wanted to update to B: 7048 This is doable thru Windows Update.
    The problem is: I do not have internet on the computer that I wish to update. My question to you is:
    Will these KB updates do the trick if I use them one by one, on the computer? (moving them w/ flash drive) and using them, or is Updates and KB updates totally different? Thanks.
     
  2. X DarthMonkey X

    X DarthMonkey X TS Rookie Posts: 164

    Don't quote me on this, but I'm under the impression that the only official way to get 7048 is through Microsoft Connect, and you have to have registered properly for Build 7000... Not Windows Update. But I could be wrong.

    However, those updates will not bring you to 7048.

    Edit: DOH! I meant to hit Edit, not Quote

    All I know is that both of my Windows 7 installs are still 7000. One was downloaded from Microsoft Connect, one was the leaked version downloaded via torrent.

    But then, They're on automatic updates, which may not upgrade them to the latest build. Hmm.... dunno. I'll have to check when I get home.

    EDIT: By the way, when I said "Those updates won't bring you to 7048, I meant the KB ones.
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    7057 is newer than 7048.. so why bother with 7048?
     
  4. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 502

    Erm well then 7057 then, is it possible? :)
     
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    I don't think so... And a newer one is leaked out 7064? something like that. BUT if you can get ahold of the newer ones, you can burn the ISO and use it to upgrade. But I don't believe you can upgrade your build number straight from WindowsUpdate.
     
  6. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 502

    Grr... so i gotta reinstall windows all over again along with all the programs? wow... how annoying.
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    No, I'm pretty sure you can use the latest build to 'upgrade' the old one, so it shouldn't require reinstallation of programs. But I have not tried this myself.
     
  8. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 502

    Ohh you try it, My vacation just started and I don't want to ruin it by having to reinstall all my softw. :p
     
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    lol. I'm happy with 7057 :) But I've read from where I got 7057 that it will upgrade 7000.
     
  10. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Maniac Posts: 598

    Can you only get the current build through Technet?
    I had a version im not sure which build but it doesnt let me validate it even with the Microsoft key so must be an older one, so im looking to test a newer build but cant seem to find it legally.
     
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    Yeh, I think that is the only legal way to obtain it. I wonder how much they care if you obtain it by other means though, at this point there is no potential loss of sale incurred by them regardless of how it is obtained.
     
     
  12. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Maniac Posts: 598

    Well that's true, i mean another beta tester gives them more ideas and finds more bugs. But then again can you download it through TechNet?. I suppose this looses them a registration but who registers just for a Windows 7 BETA release :rolleyes:
     
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