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

12 Nov 2011   #1
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Do I need to install previous updates before SP1 install?

Finally getting around to doing the SP1 upgrade, but I wanted to know if I need to install any of the updates listed for my machine (I have about 30 since my last update installation) before the SP1. Thanks.


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12 Nov 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If SP1 is offered to you, no, it needs to be a stand alone install. Afterwards run Update again to get the rest.
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12 Nov 2011   #3
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's what I was suspecting. So any updates that I would otherwise have needed to "get to" SP1 are already part of the SP1 installation, yes?
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12 Nov 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

SP1 includes any updates that were released before the service pack appeared.

You can either use Windows Updates to install it or you can download and install the standalone version.

http://windows.microsoft.com/installwindows7sp1

You may also find this article of use: Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
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12 Nov 2011   #5
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks. I downloaded the standalone as that's how I've done this sort of thing in the past.
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12 Nov 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.
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12 Nov 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome, let us know if any problems arise.
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13 Nov 2011   #8
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, it took about an hour but it seemed to go smooth as silk. I did sfc / scannow and ran the SRUT before installing the update. Just got back in after the reboot and it looks okay. Keeping my fingers crossed that it stays that way.
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13 Nov 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Pleased to hear it.

An hour is about the right timescale. Did you get an onscreen message after the restart stating the the SP1 installation had been successful?

You can also check under System Properties to confirm SP1 has been installed.

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10 Aug 2014   #10
dcfixer

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64b
 
 

The next day after I got the SP1 update successfully installed, Windows Update had 119 items! I had 11 from 2014 the day before, and they were all Office updates. Some older than the SP1 published date itself. A few were from 2011. My question is, do I need to install the updates with older published dates than SP1? Thanks.
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