Windows 7 Re-Install Shortcuts

This article is based on the this: http://www.zdnet.com/article/sticking-with-windows-7-the-forecast-calls-for-pain

Download two updates before starting the installation process, KB3083710 and KB3012810, and copy them to a USB flash drive. Install Windows 7 with SP1 and leave the network cable disconnected. Install those two updates from the flash drive before connecting to the network and running Windows Update for the first time, and you can cut that horrendous delay down to a matter of a few minutes.