Being infected with the sysWOW64 virus, my computer needs a factory reinstall. My question is, will I be able to get the Windows Updates, since MS doesn't support Win 7 any more? Are they stored on the HD somewhere? Does HP supply them?
Windows 7 still has support from M$, so you will still get updates. Assuming that you have the Recovery Manager still available, it will reinstall Windows 7 and then update. However, there is what is called a Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup which does install many updates outside of the update channel. See here on how to guide: