I have been running with a broken Spanish version of Windows 7 and have not
been able to authenticate it even though I have the Product Keys for Windows
Vista and Windows 7. However, today I received my Windows 7 English DVD to
install and authenticate.
My question has to do with the Software Distribution folder in the Windows
folder, where all the downloaded updates are stored. As this folder now
contains over a gigabyte of updates that took me a couple of months (little
by little each day) to download, it would be a pity to have to download them
all over again. I live in Cuba and connect to the internet via a 56K dialup
(yes gag with with a rubber spoon).
I wonder if anyone has any insight as to whether this folder can be copied
to the new install folder of the same name and when Windows Update goes to
check on the available updates it will note that it already has that file
and install it. I am assuming here that each update download has it's own
static Product Id number and will be the same for all downloads by all