Windows 7 question

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I posted an earlier post about having a problem installing the software for my new 6600. The problem was that I had abandoned W10 and put a new drive with a copy of W7 on the computer without realizing the consequences. The DAX drivers would not install. A quick search of the Community revealed the problem to be that W7 needed to be brought up to date. I have tried the steps suggested by Tim and others but the updates referencing SP1 all fail. Earlier I had asked if I bought a new copy of W7 Pro 64 SP1 would that solve the problem and the answer was NO. And I understand that it would not until it was updated to current levels. 

My question is: If I do install a new W7 Pro SP1 will MS push all the updates I need in some timely manner?  Or do I have to manually install them? 

How will I know when it is safe to install the Flex software?  

Sorry for the follow up questions – not really an IT guy. 

Mark K5XH

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Official Response
With WIn7, MS doesn't 'push' updates like it does under Win10, it will let you know there are updates and you can choose to apply them. The initiative is on you, not Microsoft.