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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 & Updates Question Please?

07 Mar 2013   #1
Dougal95

Windows7 64bit
 
 
Win7 SP1 & Updates Question Please?

After a clean reinstall, does it matter HOW or in which order I run updates?

I've noticed that if I leave everything to 'Windows Updates', then loads of updates are downloaded and installed BEFORE SP1 is, and it takes MUCH longer.

However, I have redistributable download of SP1. Is it okay to install that straight after the new DVD installation of Windows? That makes things much quicker.


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07 Mar 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums mate.
When I do this I let Windows Update (WU) install but I deselect some so I only install 4-5 at one time. It take much longer but works out better. SP1 has some pre-requisite updates before it will be offered and must be installed alone.

If I recall the stand alone SP1 is for deployment across a network.
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07 Mar 2013   #3
gregrocker

 

Use the latest official installer with SP1 for your licensed version from Step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, to save hours of updating.

The steps to get a perfect install are the same for retail. Do all rounds of Important and Optional Updates before importing any drivers.
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08 Mar 2013   #4
Dougal95

Windows7 64bit
 
 

Cool! Thanks for the welcome and the info - really good stuff there.
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