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20 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can I continue working on Windows while service pack 1 is being instal

Can I continue working on Windows 7 while service pack 1 is being installed. Cause it takes upto 5 hours to get service pack installed.

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20 Dec 2013   #2

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by plumpf View Post
Can I continue working on Windows 7 while service pack 1 is being installed. Cause it takes upto 5 hours to get service pack installed.
It doesn't take 5 hours... how do you know anyway?

You can work normally with computer when:
  • Downloading the stuff
  • Installing the stuff
The last step asks you to reboot and configures the stuff. Takes maybe 15 minutes to complete.
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20 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

it took me about 30-35 minutes for me on the computer I did the other night
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20 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I personally don't do anything on my computers when downloading or installing SP-1 or any other Windows Updates. I don't want anything to interfere with the process. Knock on wood; I don't have update problems.
It takes however long it takes but I have never got even close to 5 hours.

Question, your specs show no Anti Virus Program. WHY?
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20 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

On domain joined computers I have observed that it takes approx 5 hours to install. I am using offline installer of sp1.

I have observed this becuase i have manually updated approximately 2 dozen systems
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