Software version: 6.1 (build 7601: Service Pack 1)
Language: Russian + Ukrainian + English
Platform: x86 + x64
Author of Assembly: DG Win & Soft
System requirements: 32-bit (x86) or 64- bit (x64) processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz. 1 GB of RAM. Support for DirectX 9 interface with WDDM driver, at least 128 MB of video memory, Pixel Shader 2.0 function and 32 bit / pixel color. Hard disk capacity of 40 GB with 16 GB of free disk space. The drive for DVD-ROM drive. Ability to output audio signal. Access to the Internet.
Description: DG Win & Soft adheres to the idea that the system must be installed with the use of original images. But, since the full set of necessary editions of Windows 7 in several languages takes up a lot of space, in order to save disk space, it was decided to use standard tools (Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) and create universal (containing various edition of Windows 7) images with the latest version of Internet Explorer integrated into them, language packs and updates.
After installation, you will have the original version of Windows 7 (only the default background image is changed, see screenshots) with all officially released critical and recommended updates and additions (except for updates to telemetry, updates to Windows 10 and update rollup packages that contain telemetry ( see “Updates that are present in the assembly”)) distributed through Windows Update, as of September 30, 2017.
The idea of combining different architectures into one image was rejected by us, since only when creating two different images (separately x86 and separately x64) we do not lose the opportunity to use the system restore function from the installation disk for one of the architectures without using third-party download managers. The images contain Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18792 (Update versions: 11.0.46 (KB4036586)).
Updates that are present in the assembly
Starting in October 2016, new updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are released as rollup packages. Beginning in November 2016, these update packages already contain elements and telemetry updates. In this connection, the assembly is made according to the following principle:
All security updates and recommended updates (except excluded ones) are installed in the assembly until October 2016;
Installed the package for October, 2016 (Security Monthly Quality Rollup): KB3185330 – October 2016 (telemetry does not contain);
Beginning in November, only the “Security Only Quality Update” packages are installed:
KB3197867 November 2016
KB3205394 December 2016
KB4012212 March 2017
KB4015546 April 2017
KB4019263 May 2017
KB4022722 June 2017
KB4025337 July 2017
KB4034679 August 2017
KB4038779 September 2017;
Installed Net.Framework 4.7 with language packs and official updates (telemetry does not contain);
Installed Internet Explorer 11 with the update rollup KB4036586 – September 2017 (telemetry does not contain);
Some additional official updates are installed, which are not offered by means of Windows Update (for example, the update is part of the “Security Monthly Quality Rollup” and is distributed only in its composition). These updates are manually downloaded and installed from Microsoft sites (do not contain telemetry). Install automatically after installing the system;
Also installed KB3042058, which can be found in the list of “unwanted” updates, but it refers to fixing security problems, so it decided to include it. There is no direct evidence that it contains any telemetry;
Excluded KB3086255, the reason . A detailed list of security quality updates can be found here. List of non-recommended updates in the form of a script to remove them (updates were sorted by this list, and if the update is there – its installation was skipped):
A list of images (packages) that were used
Since the edition of Ultimate includes all editions except for Enterprise, two original Windows images were used:
Windows 7 Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (x64) – DVD (English)
Windows 7 Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (x86) – DVD (English)
In addition, the following were used:
Windows Automated Installation Kit
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Language Pack
A list of Windows editions that you can install from these images
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
Windows 7 Professional (x64)
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
Windows 7 Home Premium (x86)
Windows 7 Professional (x86)
Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
All editions can be installed with English, Russian or Ukrainian interface, while immediately integrating two additional languages and in the edition of Ultimate there is an opportunity for them to switch to regular means.
Further installation of updates
Probably many users will ask: how to install updates further? I suggest the possible options:
Disable automatic checking and installation of updates in the “Windows Update” and generally no longer install any updates (highly recommended);
Install any updates that Windows Update offers (install an automatic installation), if you do not fundamentally have the presence of telemetry in the system (a clear answer to the question “So telemetry is good or bad?” – no. people, so many opinions);
Disable automatic checking and installation of updates in the “Windows Update”, monthly manually download and install only “Security Only Quality Update” packages. For their appearance and description, you can follow the Security Update List page ; Disable automatic checking and installation of updates in Windows Update and use third-party service packs, such as “Simplix UpdatePack7R2 for upgrading Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1.” Which option to choose – everyone decides for himself.
Updates for Internet Explorer, Net.Framework, as well as other Microsoft products (such as Microsoft Office, etc.) can (and should) be boldly installed through “Windows Update”.