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Windows 7: Time to install SP1

14 Feb 2013   #11

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
That means absolutely NOTHING for the user. As soon as the software is installed, it will work that way regardless of what MS wants to support it or not. I've installed it anyway long ago, but I don't really care about the support, Windows will work the very same way.


Oh! There IS a legitimate reason to NOT install services packs! In my work machine, as soon as I reboot to install SP1, it just crashes for half an hour, then reverts the changes and report some incomprehensible error, so it just don't works. The same with EVERY update. So I gave up, run on RTM forever and without any updates, I can live without them, and Windows seems it can too.
I understand your problem! My first impression when installing SP1 was not good also! I got my first BSOD after installing it! Fortunately I could solved that! That was my first BlueSOD since using win 7 Moreover, I also got no sound after installing SP1! I was just surprised when I played movie without sound what a mess! But I could fix it!
Above all, since istalling sp1, now win 7 runs so smooth and stable!

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14 Feb 2013   #12

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
That means absolutely NOTHING for the user. As soon as the software is installed, it will work that way regardless of what MS wants to support it or not. I've installed it anyway long ago, but I don't really care about the support, Windows will work the very same way.


Oh! There IS a legitimate reason to NOT install services packs! In my work machine, as soon as I reboot to install SP1, it just crashes for half an hour, then reverts the changes and report some incomprehensible error, so it just don't works. The same with EVERY update. So I gave up, run on RTM forever and without any updates, I can live without them, and Windows seems it can too.
Good luck with that. Without the updates, your system is going to be full of security holes that will allow it to be infected with all kinds of nasties (if it isn't already), including ones that can delete or steal your data and/or take control of your machine. I hope you aren't doing any online banking.
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14 Feb 2013   #13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
In my work machine, as soon as I reboot to install SP1, it just crashes for half an hour, then reverts the changes and report some incomprehensible error, so it just don't works. The same with EVERY update. So I gave up, run on RTM forever and without any updates, I can live without them, and Windows seems it can too.
Funny thing, it happens with us here too - but only for the Service Pack; other updates install with no issues. We use a variety of ThinkPads mostly here, and Lotus Notes & MS Office (2003, 2007, 2010) - nothing exotic I can think of that would cause the crashing.

It's a head scratcher.
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14 Feb 2013   #14

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
That means absolutely NOTHING for the user. As soon as the software is installed, it will work that way regardless of what MS wants to support it or not. I've installed it anyway long ago, but I don't really care about the support, Windows will work the very same way.


Oh! There IS a legitimate reason to NOT install services packs! In my work machine, as soon as I reboot to install SP1, it just crashes for half an hour, then reverts the changes and report some incomprehensible error, so it just don't works. The same with EVERY update. So I gave up, run on RTM forever and without any updates, I can live without them, and Windows seems it can too.
Their are some occasions when SP-1 causes problems. We see some on this site. Their are members that will guide Alejandro85 and other needy people through a fix. Sometimes its just getting a proper COA working and then sometimes it takes some digging. Windows 7 will be a lot safer and run smoother with SP-1 installed.
So to all those new users. It highly recommended to install SP-1
Millions and millions of people all over the world have install SP-1 with no problems and I'm one of them. If you need help we are here 24/7/365.
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14 Feb 2013   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Good Point

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I would assume there were still a large number of PCs whose OEM factory restore will not include SP1. I assume presume MS will still facilitate the automatic SP1 upgrade. I also think many people aren't that technically savvy to manually upgrade.
That's a good point.

How do you slipstream SP1 into a factory restore partition?

I've made successful slipstream CDs for XP.

I haven't been able to make a successful slipstream DVD of Windows 7.
The DVD crashed during the final stage of the installation sequence.
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16 Feb 2013   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 7 users: Move to SP1 to continue receiving Microsoft support

Where else could people get support??

Quote:
The end-of-support date for Microsoft's Windows 7 -- without Service Pack 1 installed -- is quickly approaching.

Windows 7 RTM (release to manufacturing), with no service pack installed, will no longer be supported as of April 9, 2013, according to a February 14 post on the Microsoft Springboard Series blog. Support for specific Windows releases ends 24 months after the release of a new Service Pack, and Windows 7 SP1 was released in February 2011.
Source

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16 Feb 2013   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It is hard for me to understand why anybody would not have SP-1 already. Surly it has been offered a zillion times through Windows Update on everY legal system. Unless someone chooses not to installed it for what ever reason. I don't know of any good reason not to install the SP-1.
Because somebody on the internet heard from a friend who heard from a friend who read on the internet that SP1 suxerz, and that thousands of computers blew up after installing it

The other issue is thievery, but...

But yeah, there is no reason not to have it installed other than FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt).
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16 Feb 2013   #18

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

So, funny story. After reading this, I decided to check on my mother's computer (which I take a look at monthly to make sure it's fully updated. no viruses, ect.) and sure enough SP1 was not installed. No clue how I over looked that in the past, but I ended up having to download it because for some reason it just refused to show in Windows Update.
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16 Feb 2013   #19

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I have a hard time believing there will be limited support for Windows 7. There are a ton of businesses and schools that are in the process of, or just upgraded their equipment to Windows 7. I also know for damn sure businesses and schools WON'T be making the move to Windows 8. Hello rock, hello hard place......here I am......
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16 Feb 2013   #20

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 7 with SP1 will continue to have support, Windows 7 with no SP1 will not.
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