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Windows 7: WIN7 SP1 - unavailable?

14 May 2011   #1

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
WIN7 SP1 - unavailable?


I have been putting off updating to SP1. Religiously did not tick it when I did any important or optional updates.

Ran WINVER today. I am on Version 6.1 Build 7600.

SP1 is NOT showing up as an important or optional update anymore. I have NOT hidden it.

Is it no longer available?

If so, a) how and b) should I get it now? Are the issues I initially read about resolved?


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14 May 2011   #2

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2

bugger me dead...I ran Check for Available Updates 3 more times and on the 3rd up popped SP1 !!!!

So, is it worthwhile?

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14 May 2011   #3

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

I have not heard a rational argument why you should not have your OS up to date.

Just prepare for SP1 installation - it is a big one and deserves special attention.
  • Run Disk Cleanup beforehand
  • Defrag the C: partition (my habit)
  • If laptop - do not do it on battery power. Plug it in.
  • Check only the SP1 update and install it alone.
  • Turn off or disable your antivirus program during installation
  • Do not multitask while the update is installing. Leave the computer alone, push your chair back far enough that you can't reach the keyboard, put the mouse on a shelf!
  • The installation takes around 30 minutes.
  • After the computer reaches the desktop there is disk activity for a good 15 minutes afterward. Continue to leave it alone until you notice that disk activity has slowed to near normal.
  • Restart the computer (my habit)
  • The first couple times you start the computer after SP1 it will take a while. Then it "settles in"
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