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Windows 7: Does service pack 1 replace the preceeding updates?

02 Oct 2011   #1
Wicky12

Windows 7 Pro. 64b.
 
 
Does service pack 1 replace the preceeding updates?

"Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an important update that includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7."
So says Microsoft.

Does it mean that an OS which has never been updated does not need preceding updates if SP1 is now installed?

My Windows 7 has never been updated since its installation. It needs be updated for the use of a particular program. Every time update was run, it ended up with total failure.

If SP1 "includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7," then, there is no need to update if only SP1 is installed.
Is this correct?

Please correct me.

Thanks!
Kuenph


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02 Oct 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you install SP1, there will be no requirement to install updates preceding the service pack, as these updates will be taken care of when SP1 has been installed.

If possible, I would advise you to download SP1 as a standalone update rather than get it through Windows Updates, as it seems to cause less problems that way.

http://windows.microsoft.com/installwindows7sp1

You may also want to consider installing the Windows Updates Readiness Tool first.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...ng=en&id=20858
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02 Oct 2011   #3
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It would also be worth running the update readiness tool before hand for a successful install - What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

Danny
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02 Oct 2011   #4
Wicky12

Windows 7 Pro. 64b.
 
 

Mr. Seavixen32

Thank you for helping again!
I'll certainly try it.

Does it require any prerequisites for installing SP1?
Somewhere I glanced "Before you install Service Pack 1, ...." on Microsoft websie. So, I am thinking there might be something prerequisites for installing SP1.

Thanks, Mr. Seavixen32!

Kuenph
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02 Oct 2011   #5
Wicky12

Windows 7 Pro. 64b.
 
 

Mr. Danny

Thank you!

Have tried and failed with this tool as hereunder:
"System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821)."
Is the one you have suggested different from the one I have tried already?

Really appreciate!

Kuenph
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02 Oct 2011   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

As others stated go to this link> What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

Written directions are under the download link above starting at Step 2.
Quote:
    1. On the Microsoft Download Center webpage, click Download.
    2. If you see a message indicating that validation is required, click Continue and follow the instructions on your screen. Then, click Download.
    1. Do one of the following:
    2. To install the program immediately, click Open or Run, and then follow the instructions on your screen.
    • To install the program later, click Save, and then download the installation file to your computer. When you're ready to install the tool, double-click the file.
    1. In the Windows Update Standalone Installer dialog box, click Yes or OK.
    2. In the Installation complete dialog box, click Close.
    3. Try installing the update or service pack you were trying to install previously.


Select your version of Win 7 download the tool and it will give you everything need for SP1 to install properly. Just follow the prompts.
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02 Oct 2011   #7
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hkuenph View Post
Mr. Danny

Thank you!

Have tried and failed with this tool as hereunder:
"System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821)."
Is the one you have suggested different from the one I have tried already?

Really appreciate!

Kuenph
No they are the same just different links. Follow hopalong,s procedure above or on the links page. If you are getting an error post that error here so we can look at it.

Regards Danny
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03 Oct 2011   #8
Wicky12

Windows 7 Pro. 64b.
 
 

Mr. Hopalong X

Thank you!

Have tried and even tired the Microsoft fix it and .NET framework 4.
Did not make any difference. Just failed.

Appreciate your goodwill!

Kuenph
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03 Oct 2011   #9
Wicky12

Windows 7 Pro. 64b.
 
 

Mr. Danny

Thank you again!

Have already tried Mr. Hopalong's advice and even tired Microsoft fix it and .NET framework 4.
All ended up with failures.

Thanks, Mr. Danny!

Kuenph
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03 Oct 2011   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Have you validated your system with a legal product key? You stated in your first post that this will be your first update. Press the Windows Flag and Pause post a picture here please.
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