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Windows 7: Upgrade To Windows 7

11 Mar 2016   #131
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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It tells me that I have SP 1 ......very strange.......
What is "it"?

Why is it strange?

It's entirely possible that SP1 was included on the installation disc you used. If you in fact have SP1, you either got it from the installation disc or you downloaded it as part of Windows Update after you finished the install.

Do you see a mention of "Service Pack 1" when you right click "computer" from the start button and choose "properties"??

Like this:




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11 Mar 2016   #132
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Del 80 View Post
It tells me that I have SP 1 ......very strange.......
What is "it"?

Why is it strange?

It's entirely possible that SP1 was included on the installation disc you used. If you in fact have SP1, you either got it from the installation disc or you downloaded it as part of Windows Update after you finished the install.
What I mean is that system information says that I have it.......but it does not show in installed updates.
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11 Mar 2016   #133
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Del 80 View Post
What I mean is that system information says that I have it.......but it does not show in installed updates.
I think that's normal.

As far as I know, you cannot uninstall SP1.

It presumably was on the disc you used for the install.
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11 Mar 2016   #134
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Del 80 View Post
What I mean is that system information says that I have it.......but it does not show in installed updates.
I think that's normal.

As far as I know, you cannot uninstall SP1.

It presumably was on the disc you used for the install.
That would make sense.......also although it says updates installed----never, there are two updates showing.....a Windows defender one, and an update agent one.
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11 Mar 2016   #135
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

There is another strange thing......although I have been checking for updates all day, and presumably it is doing it in the background, it says last check for updates.....never.........also when I installed the ''pirate'' copy, it updated straight away......until it came up,''running out of disc space''.
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11 Mar 2016   #136
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yu should have left well enough alone, if the 1st version you installed ever showed as non genuine, then all you`d have to do is enter the key from Amazon.
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11 Mar 2016   #137
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yu should have left well enough alone, if the 1st version you installed ever showed as non genuine, then all you`d have to do is enter the key from Amazon.
Yep.....Reckon you are right......just wanted to do ''the decent thing''
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11 Mar 2016   #138
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why do you keep calling it a pirate disc ? An install disc is an install disc, it doesn`t matter, the only thing that can be pirated is the way it`s activated.

You have a legitimate key now, so don`t worry about that.

But you do need to start all over and delete all partitions down to unallocated space, then start the install.

Clean Install Windows 7


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11 Mar 2016   #139
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
But you do need to start all over and delete all partitions down to unallocated space, then start the install.
AddRAM:

He claims the "drive options/advanced" is never seen and is simply not there. So I directed him to diskpart and told him to run "clean" there.

Maybe he did. Maybe he didn't.

He now has 3 partitions when he should have 1 if he used "clean".
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11 Mar 2016   #140
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I always create and use a Partition Wizard Boot CD to delete the drive to unallocated space, then create a Primary partition out of the entire drive (depending on it`s size of course) format it, set it Active and Align it. Remove the PW boot cd, then drop in your install dvd and install windows on the partition you created, It will then look like this when you`re done.


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