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Windows 7: List of updates required to be installed before SP1 is installed?

20 Oct 2011   #1
CaseyE

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
List of updates required to be installed before SP1 is installed?

Hello,

Is there a list of hotfixes that are required to be installed prior to installing SP1?

I am trying to slipstream SP1 into an installation DVD for Windows 7. It works fine, however, after I installed my newly created DVD, I found an update that said "You must install this patch before you install SP1. If you have already installed SP1, please uninstall it, reinstall this patch, then reinstall SP1." Obviously I want to integrate that patch before I slipstream SP1.

Is there a list of patches that need to be applied before SP1 is applied?

Thanks,
Casey


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20 Oct 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

CaseyE,

Read through my blurb below to see if there if anything useful there to assist you....
Make sure your computer is updated as recommended before proceeding....

Win 7 SP1.
Generic steps to take before installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

* How to increase your chances of installing Service Pack 1 successfully.
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Update your device drivers to the most recent Windows 7 device drivers from your computer manufacture's support web site (for your specific make and model)

* Start by installing the chipset/motherboard driver followed by the remaining available drivers.

* Run the SFC /SCANNOW command. This will check and repair if necessary any critical Windows system files.
Click on Start/All programs/Accessories > Right click on Command Prompt option and select 'Run as administrator'.
At the command prompt enter: SFC /SCANNOW

* Run the System Update Readiness Tool:
Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

* Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 – How to install Step by Step
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Learn how to install Win 7 SP1
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

* Win7 SP1: Installation tips
Windows 7 SP1 Follow-up

* Also: Steps to take before installing Win7 SP1
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Troubleshoot problems installing a service pack for Windows 7
Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2


FYI -
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1 | Download Service Pack

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25 Dec 2011   #3
Jypm

Win 7 HP/Pro x64
 
 

Hi,

I was also wondering about this because recently I've been working with 2 laptops and 1 desktop that had OEM recovery partitions with Windows 7 SP0 and found it to be quite time consuming and annoying to not be able to immediately install SP1 because of some prerequisite hotfix that was needed.

In case you've forgotten, a fresh SP0 installation has roughly 100 hotfixes from Windows Update (which a lot of them are a part of SP1 so why be forced to install them all first) so unless you know exactly which ONE to install to get SP1 able to install, it's quite frustrating.

I only figured this out right now since I'm currently working on a laptop with a oem recovery partition, and looking at one of JMH's links this information was printed and I decided to try it out and see what happens:

"Install Windows Updates KB2454826, KB2534366, and KB2533552 (these updates will improve a successful installation of the service pack)"

So I checked my offered updates and KB2454826 and KB2533552 were available for my system. Going by the descriptions of each I would say that KB2533552 is the culprit: "Install this update to enable future updates to install successfully on all editions of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2."

After installing those two hotfixes SP1 was then available via Windows Update, and I am currently installing it via the SP1 standalone installer, and did not need to install all >100 hotfixes first. I wish I took the time to figure this out when I was working on the other systems recently, it would have saved a bunch of time!
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25 Dec 2011   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello Jypm and welcome to Seven Forums.

As you've discovered, it can sometimes save time and frustration to research before installing just about anything. Don't be a stranger to this forum. Lots of helpful advice in the tutorials and personal responses if you post a question.

Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums

Happy Holidays and again, welcome.
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25 Dec 2011   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Jypm,
Your feedback is welcome.
Thank you!

Happy holidays.
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27 Dec 2011   #6
princejoshi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey wondering what i should. My laptop downloaded updates and eventually had to restart in order to install them. On trying to apply the updates it causes a fatal error. One of the things it was installing was SP1. What should i do? Any advice??? Thanks
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27 Dec 2011   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by princejoshi View Post
Hey wondering what i should. My laptop downloaded updates and eventually had to restart in order to install them. On trying to apply the updates it causes a fatal error. One of the things it was installing was SP1. What should i do? Any advice??? Thanks
In situations such as this it is wise to check Event Viewer for further information.

Event viewer.
Quote:
Type eventvwr in search and go to the windows log>application tab.
Look for errors that have red in the left hand column that say app hang, or app crash, or anything relating to the CURRENT problem.
We need the Source & Event ID.
When you find any make a screenshot and upload them to us.


What information appears in event logs (Event Viewer)?
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27 Dec 2011   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by princejoshi View Post
Hey wondering what i should. My laptop downloaded updates and eventually had to restart in order to install them. On trying to apply the updates it causes a fatal error. One of the things it was installing was SP1. What should i do? Any advice??? Thanks


As this thread is marked as solved I suggest you start a new thread re your problem.
You may care to include a link here to your new thread too.
Thank you for your co operation!
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