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Windows 7: Benefits of Win7 SP1? - if any

01 Mar 2013   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
Benefits of Win7 SP1? - if any

Hi all - somewhere down the line Windows 7 SP1 managed to get removed - obviously something I did somewhere. Have tried the update route and it comes up with the infamous 80073712 error. Have run Windows6.1-KB947821-v26-x64.msu with Avast and Malwarebytes disabled. Then tried to apply windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe (the SP1 update file) - still no luck so the only option is a repair install.

Before that though my PC is running just fine with all updates applied apart from SP1. Are there any real world benefits to going down a repair install simply to get SP1.

Any input appreciated - regards

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01 Mar 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64

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01 Mar 2013   #3

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14

Thanks for the link(s) - took the hint and did a repair install - now got SP1 installed.

Unfortunately this has lead to another problem P17RunE.dll - new thread started over this.
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01 Mar 2013   #4
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If you don't have SP1 then you don't have Windows 7.

It's like a car overhaul: it becomes the engine itself.
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