Can I Live-Update My Current Windows 7 System?

Ghred

New Member
I own a Home license, and I had planned to use NTLite to create a new, trimmed Windows 7 x64 Pro install ISO/Media with the latest updates in order to perform an in-place repair of my main Win 7 system. You see, I need to regain Sleep mode (I've tried perhaps a dozen tutorials/procedures that promised to do this, but none of them have worked because they all wrongly assumed I had simply disabled it or removed it from Windows Features, which isn't true in this case).

But then I saw the "Live Update" feature of NTLite, which would obviously be a much better option. But I don't know if I can do this with Windows 7. Can I?

If so, I would be very grateful if one of you could point me to a tutorial or where else I could read how to accomplish this.

Thanks!
 

Kasual

Well-Known Member
You see, I need to regain Sleep mode (I've tried perhaps a dozen tutorials/procedures that promised to do this, but none of them have worked because they all wrongly assumed I had simply disabled it or removed it from Windows Features, which isn't true in this case).
I don't understand what sleep mode is.

If the issue is that you can shutdown, restart, hibernate but suspend (sleep), this is due to the lack of drivers (most of the time).

I have never tried "Live update".

I'm running 7 U.
 

Ghred

New Member
I don't understand what sleep mode is.

If the issue is that you can shutdown, restart, hibernate but suspend (sleep), this is due to the lack of drivers (most of the time).

I have never tried "Live update".

I'm running 7 U.

Hi, Kasual! I'm pleased and honored that you've replied, considering your worthy reputation here.

Yes, I'm referring to the lack of a Sleep option in the Shutdown menu. But I've tried every proposed solution that I've found online (at least a dozen, although several are essentially duplicates). That includes those that refer to driver issues (always graphics card drivers for whatever reason), but those haven't worked either. And oh, boy, have I tried all kinds of other things, including re-enabling hibernation, but although hibernation then works fine, the Sleep option never returns.

Anyway, I'll give up on the Live Update idea and do it the normal way.

Thanks, though!
 

Kasual

Well-Known Member
If you already have Windows slimmed down, uploading the autosaved preset would help.
In device manager enable show the hidden devices.

Host refresh takes around 2 - 3 hours.
 

Ghred

New Member
If you already have Windows slimmed down, uploading the autosaved preset would help.
In device manager enable show the hidden devices.

Host refresh takes around 2 - 3 hours.
Sorry, I didn't use NTLite for any of my Windows 7 installs. This will be the first time.

FWIW, Sleep was present a year or two ago, but then I upgraded to Windows 10. But after updating to the most recent Win 10 Pro release, this system went all to hell. I spent a few months trying to get it working properly, but even with lots of expert assistance from quite a few fora (I never bothered asking MS, which has always been a total waste of time) I simply couldn't get it working on this hardware. So I said "screw it!", found full clone of a working Win 7 Pro system from a couple of years back, and never looked back.

However, for some bizarre, inexplicable reason, I had somehow lost the Sleep mode. Everything else was working perfectly, so that was okay -- for a while. But my electric bill was too high, so it was either keep shutting down & booting up several times a day, or waste juice leaving it on. Neither was acceptable any more, so I need to get it back...
 
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pmikep

Active Member
Host refresh takes around 2 - 3 hours.
I tried using NTLite's dedicated Host Refresh in Win7. No joy. (I thought it said it only worked with Win10.)

However I have been able to "upgrade" Win7 in the usual Windows way to a fresh version of Win7. So in essence a 'refresh.'

Kasual , is that what you mean by Host Refresh? Or have been able to get NTLite's dedicated Host Refresh feature to work with Win7?
 
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