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Windows 7: Does update KB2488113 need to be installed before SP1 is downloaded?

24 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Does update KB2488113 need to be installed before SP1 is downloaded?

I've already installed the other updates that appeared in Windows Update. The only two updates that remain to be downloaded/installed are KB2488113 and SP1 (KB976932). However, KB2488113 is listed as an "optional update". Does it need to be installed at all, and if so, should it be installed before I download/install SP1?

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25 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Anyone know?
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25 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, S35.

No, you do not need to install KB2488113 prior to installing Windows 7 SP1. (KB2488113: An application that uses Direct2D or Direct3D may crash in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2) However, if you elect to install KB2488113, you need to restart the computer prior to installing SP1.

I suggest you take the following steps before proceeding with the installation:
  1. Make sure your computer is malware free. Run an updated scan with your antivirus and anti-malware software program.
  2. Check Windows Update to ensure all Important updates have been installed. Note that KB 976902, is a Pre-requisite for SP1: Description of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software feature update
  3. If you installed any of the pre-release versions of SP1, uninstall them before installing the final release version of SP1.
  4. Back up important files to an external location (USB, CD, DVD, etc.)
  5. Some security programs may interfere with the installation. Thus, it is suggested that you temporarily disable them. If you are unsure how to disable your security software, see the instructions in How to disable your security applications at the Tech Support Forum.
  6. If you are using a laptop, be sure to be plugged in to an electrical outlet.


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25 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thank you Corrine for all those tips.
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26 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome.
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