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Windows 7: Win 7 Home Premium 64 update problem

06 Aug 2011   #1
dankress82

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Win 7 Home Premium 64 update problem

After downloading SP1 for Windows 7 64, it is sitting on the "Preparing to configure Windows... Do not turn off your computer" screen for 45 minutes. Anybody have any ideas why or suggestions?


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06 Aug 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

My first guess is your security apps may be interfering with the update process I would have disabled them before starting, though you may still be able to do so now.
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06 Aug 2011   #3
dankress82

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

It finally just got off of that screen and rebooted after just over an hour and unfortunately it was at a screen where I wasn't able to do anything (just the blue background and the spinning circle). Kind of frustrating that it took so long, but at least it's off that screen! Thanks for your help.
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06 Aug 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

There are some tutorials on preparing for sp1 update so it goes smoothly here.
Unfortunately you are already past the point where they would help.
Just be patient.
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06 Aug 2011   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

The downloading, installing & configuring of SP1 Win 7 has been noted to take anywhere from 1 hour to over 6 hours.

A Tech Staff Member / Moderator I know at another Forum wrote -


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Well, after 6 1/2 hours to install etc what was supposed to be 87MB I finally have SP1 installed. I was sure I was going to have a bunch of broken software after that...........
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06 Aug 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This is true, despite me doing everything I could to prepare it my machine in the front room took roughly 4 hours to run the whole process.
Strangely on this one I don't seem to remember it taking more than about 15 or 20 minutes.
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