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Windows 7: Should I install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Update?

06 Aug 2012   #1
nishadrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Should I install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Update?

I'm a guy who likes to keep all the software on my laptop updated to the latest version (Except Windows updates). Recently I saw on the web that there is a service pack update for Windows 7 named Service Pack 1 and searched more for details about this update and found that many users who have updated to Service Pack 1 are experiencing slowdowns. I have already downloaded the genuine SP1 ISO file for the Ultimate version and hesitating to go for a fresh install because of these bad reviews.
Will a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (x86) make my computer slower than my current non-SP Ultimate (x86) edition as many users have posted on the internet? If so how can I overcome that problem?
Please help me




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06 Aug 2012   #2
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

I'm one who applies pretty much all OS updates on all my machines (other than hardware drivers from MS update) and have never experienced a slow down due to updates being applied. IMO, even if you don't apply any other updates you should apply SP1.
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06 Aug 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I've heard no reports that SP1 slows down Win7 at all.

If you don't have SP1 then you don't have Win7.

A SP is like a engine overhaul - it becomes the engine itself.
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06 Aug 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I've heard no reports that SP1 slows down Win7 at all.

If you don't have SP1 then you don't have Win7.

A SP is like a engine overhaul - it becomes the engine itself.

Their are also my security issues taken care of in SP-1.
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07 Aug 2012   #5
nishadrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies strollin, gregrocker and Layback Bear I'm going to format my laptop soon and do a fresh install of Win 7 Ultimate SP1
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07 Aug 2012   #6
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I do recommend installing updates. I'm one of those persons who keep updating all the time...
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07 Aug 2012   #7
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nishadrox View Post
I'm a guy who likes to keep all the software on my laptop updated to the latest version (Except Windows updates)
...Why?
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07 Aug 2012   #8
nishadrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CreepinJesus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nishadrox View Post
I'm a guy who likes to keep all the software on my laptop updated to the latest version (Except Windows updates)
...Why?
Because Windows updates are kind of annoying... :/
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07 Aug 2012   #9
nishadrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is this ISO file a bootable one? I have noticed on some websites that the file name is different...
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso
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07 Aug 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Do your updates whether you like them or not.

How are you activating Ultimate?
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