since at the moment there doesn't seem any inclination for Ms to provide an SP2 for Windows 7 - are there any decent ways to download manually (Not Install) all the updates to Windows 7 from after SP1 to current and then slipstream these into an SP1 install set (either DVD or USB).
It was easy with XP to do this - but if you need to install Windows 7 on 4 or 5 different computers with different hardware then downloading the same set of updates seems a total waste of time even with decent broadband speeds -- also in any case you might not be connected to the Internet while installing.
Licenses etc are OK -- the Windows 7 editions are all retail legit Windows 7 PRO.
(BTW you've guessed it --these computers are being converted from W8==>Windows 7 for some people I know. I don't have too many issues with W8 but others do and it's their choice of course).