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Windows 7: Do I need to install previous updates before SP1 install?

10 Aug 2014   #11
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Yes - the SP1 update is itself dated around November 2010 so all updates after that time are relevant.


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10 Aug 2014   #12
dcfixer

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64b
 
 

Hi, thanks for the timely response. The published date on my Windows 7 SP1 update was 3/19/2013.
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10 Aug 2014   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

@Noel.
Does SP-1 include Office updates?
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10 Aug 2014   #14
dcfixer

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64b
 
 

Sorry, I may have confused. The 2014 Office updates I referred to were part of the 11 updates I had listed before I installed SP1. No indication that they were part of SP1. I should mention that my SP1 update was for win7 64 bit?
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10 Aug 2014   #15
NoelDP

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Nope - Office Updates are a law unto themselves in many ways.

Apart from anything else there's a possible 5 versions of SP1 for Office that you could be installing in Windows 7 - without even thinking about the bit-count! (Office XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013). They all work (although XP can be a bit flaky on some things.)

The release date for Windows 7 SP1 according to MS is February 22, 2011
The date it was released to manufacturers was early Jan 2011 - although the date for most of the files in the release is in November 2010.

I can think of nothing that had an SP1 release around March 3013
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10 Aug 2014   #16
dcfixer

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64b
 
 

Well, it was "windows 7 service pack 1 for x64-based systems (kb976932)". That's what the history says. You are correct, Noel. It does look like early 2011, according to the MS site. Of course I can't verify now, but I really remember the update being shown as 3/19/2013 on my screen. I even wrote it down while I was having vague, undefined update failures on SP1. Oh well, it doesn't matter. You answered my question. Thanks.

Don
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10 Aug 2014   #17
dcfixer

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64b
 
 

Oh, I forgot to mention that my SP1 update didn't even show up on the list till I had completed all updates through 2013. I do them in groups by dates.

Don
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10 Aug 2014   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just for information.
I installed Windows 7 Pro/64 Nov. 2013.
KB976932 is dated 11/20/2010 as of now.

Thank you Noel and dcfixer.
I was confused and now I'm back to my normal DA.
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11 Aug 2014   #19
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dcfixer View Post
Well, it was "windows 7 service pack 1 for x64-based systems (kb976932)". That's what the history says. You are correct, Noel. It does look like early 2011, according to the MS site. Of course I can't verify now, but I really remember the update being shown as 3/19/2013 on my screen. I even wrote it down while I was having vague, undefined update failures on SP1. Oh well, it doesn't matter. You answered my question. Thanks.

Don
That's probably the installation date, rather than the release date.
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