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Windows 7: Time to install SP1

17 Feb 2013   #21
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Windows 7 with SP1 will continue to have support, Windows 7 with no SP1 will not.
Exactly, and as it should be. There really is no reason not to have SP1 installed by now. The service pack has been out for nearly two years now. Any issues, perceived or otherwise, has been worked out by now.


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17 Feb 2013   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
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 W7.
The DVD crashed during the final stage of the installation sequence.
Did you use this Tutorial.
Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File
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17 Feb 2013   #23
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Instead of trying to slipstream SP1 yourself download the ISO images from DigitalRiver which already have SP1 integrated. It is also the best way to install a service pack, start clean. You don't need to format just install over your old instillation.
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17 Feb 2013   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Instead of trying to slipstream SP1 yourself download the ISO images from DigitalRiver which already have SP1 integrated. It is also the best way to install a service pack, start clean. You don't need to format just install over your old instillation.
Let me see if I understand this correctly.
You can get a ISO image from DigitalRiver of Window 7 which includes the SP-1 and just install it over the the old instillation with out format. If so do you loose any thing. Or does in kind of install like a repair install and save your things and settings.
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17 Feb 2013   #25
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

It puts the old installation in Windows.old from there you can move out what you want to keep and delete the rest. That is how I always reinstall Windows.
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17 Feb 2013   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you for your quick answer.
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17 Feb 2013   #27
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Yes I did.
Everything seemed to go exactly as per the tutorial, but when the install reached the final stage (preparing the desktop?) it just wouldn't finish.

I think that the problem was related to the W7 updates after SP1.
I didn't experiment to find out the exact problem, as it took so long to create the faulty DVD, that it was quicker to use my original DVD and the SP1 DVD to install W7 the "long" way.

I had a similar problem with my XP CD.
It wouldn't work if I included the XP updates after SP3.
I ended up just creating a CD with SP3 + AHCI drivers, which worked as expected.

If SP2 is released for W7, I might spend some time experimenting to find out exactly what happened (I can't be bothered now).
I have backup initial install images of my operating systems, so I won't need to do a total reinstall.
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17 Feb 2013   #28
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I've had SP1 installed on all my systems as would probably every member of this forum. What about the poor sucker who just uses their PC to do things. These "suckers" should still be supported by Mega$$ MS who entered into a specific financial agreement with the big OEMs.
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17 Feb 2013   #29
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I've had SP1 installed on all my systems as would probably every member of this forum. What about the poor sucker who just uses their PC to do things. These "suckers" should still be supported by Mega$$ MS who entered into a specific financial agreement with the big OEMs.
These "suckers" should install SP1. End of Story. They are still supported by installing the service pack. Its not some global conspiracy, its just business, supporting old versions of things will end sooner or later.
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17 Feb 2013   #30
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I've had SP1 installed on all my systems as would probably every member of this forum. What about the poor sucker who just uses their PC to do things. These "suckers" should still be supported by Mega$$ MS who entered into a specific financial agreement with the big OEMs.
These "suckers" should install SP1. End of Story. They are still supported by installing the service pack. Its not some global conspiracy, its just business, supporting old versions of things will end sooner or later.
Wrong! MS entered into a special relationship with OEM/SLPs and these customers need special consideration. These customers are probably the biggest money spinner for MS "End of Story" mate. It's very doubtful that the OEM will support them.
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