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Windows 7: Why is Windows Update not offering me SP1?


25 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Why is Windows Update not offering me SP1?

I have just reformatted and reinstalled Windows 7 Professional using a DVD that was purchased in January 2010. I have also accepted numerous Windows Update installations in the course of, I believe, 2 or 3 runs of Windows Update.

Last time I reinstalled (about 4 months ago), I believe I directly downloaded Service Pack 1 and installed it. This time I tried to see what Windows would recommend via Windows Update. I note that the Microsoft website says that Windows Update is the recommended way of obtaining SP1.

I am not being offered Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932). Does that mean I don't need it?

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25 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you checked to see whether it has already been downloaded?

It'll tell you in System Properties under Windows Edition - just press the Win+Pause key combo to see it.

You can also check which updates are installed by checking your updates history or viewing installed updates in Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall A Program>View Installed Updates.
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25 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Windows+Pause key shows that I only have Windows 7 Professional. There is no Service Pack 1 present.

At this point there are about 30 updates installed, mostly KB.... type of updates. All of them were received via Windows Update.
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25 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Microsoft do say that if you are having trouble getting SP1 via Windows Updates, you can download and install the standalone SP1 file.

Download: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Make sure you choose the right version for your operating system.

You need the second from bottom download in the link.
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25 Apr 2012   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

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26 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
solved

This solution worked. Thanks. Windows Update now recommends SP1.
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26 Apr 2012   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Thanks for reporting back.
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Good luck!
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26 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan View Post
This solution worked. Thanks. Windows Update now recommends SP1.
Please mark the thread as solved.
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