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Windows 7: x64 Windows 7 SP1 Can Cripple x86 Applications and Services

11 Oct 2011   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The article may be new but the problem reported is old and the fix was installed on mine on February 8, 2011.

Makes no sense to me.


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11 Oct 2011   #12
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
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This is just the thing I was posting about in the Win 8 Dev version thread.

I have a PERFECTLY operating Win 7 that does NOT have SP 1. I very apprehensive about trying to install it as still many people are having problems and it does not appear to be related to malware or defective programs, many folks have had serious issues with the most ordinary desktops with no unusual programs or malware, just the basics really, MS needs to fix these debacles in Win 8. I am not installing SP1 until they no longer support the original version.
To my knowledge SP1 is only a group of updates bundled into an installer package. You likely already have most if not all of the applicable updates installed. You just did it the hard way, one at a time. As far as I know you don't have to install SP1 to continue getting updates, not yet anyway. Download the full SP1 stand alone installer package and save it somewhere. Then the next time you do a clean install, install it then.
Yap,that's what i do
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12 Oct 2011   #13
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a very good running x64 Windows 7 ultimate and SP1 was installed when offered on the update site....never an issue. I have to agree with others who posted that SP issue's are most likely from underlying issues prior to the upgrade.

I have rarely had the issue that one update breaks another but that is solved by uninstalling the blocking update and then installing the one that was blocked. SP's by their nature do not block the updates that they include...Go for it, the SP installer does a restore point so you can restore back if required.
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