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Windows 7: Manually install SP1?

20 Nov 2015   #1
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Manually install SP1?

I have just completed a recovery on an HP desktop. Started checking for updates and as we all know that takes a really long time (24+ hours). In my system properties it says 7 Home Premium and SP1. In the installed updates screen it says there are 12 updates only that date back to 6-7-2011.

How can I know that SP1 is actually installed?

If it is not actually installed, would it be best to manually download and install? Would this help with the time it takes to search for updates?


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20 Nov 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Go to Control Panel/System

Look under "Windows Edition" at that location. If SP1 is installed, it should say "Service Pack 1".

It's downloadable as an ISO.

The 64 bit English version is named windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe

It's 903 MB in size. I'd guess you can find it and download it with a Google search. That's what I'd try to do if I knew it was not already installed.

If by "recovery", you mean some sort of restore to factory condition using an HP partition or menus and applications, I'd assume you have SP1 if the machine shipped with SP1.
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20 Nov 2015   #3
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Under control panel I do not see "Windows Edition". I do however see System and under it it says Service Pack 1. I just thought that with SP1 it would show more updates under the installed updates. Anyway, it was just a thought. It seems here recently that updating 7 has been a nightmare. I can spend many days trying to get a 7 system updated where as before I could get it done in the same day that the recovery or install was done. I know there are a lot of updates needed on this PC due to the fact I did a recovery. PC manufactured in 2011. I would have thought that checking for updates and letting it run overnight would have found some.
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20 Nov 2015   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

To learn if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed

  • Click the Start button , right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  • If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your computer.
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20 Nov 2015   #5
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
To learn if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed

  • Click the Start button , right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  • If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your computer.

Thanks. I do have SP1. I did read where many people turned off sleep mode and that made a big difference on the time it took to search for updates. It seems Microsoft update servers are overwhelmed and I just need to be patient. I let it search for updates and check it periodically throughout the day and night. It seems a lot of folks, in an attempt to correct a problem with update searches taking a long time, either performs a clean install or recovery. This will cause more updates. Maybe that is compounding the problem. As David Carradine's master, from the TV show "Kungfu", always said: Patience Grasshopper
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20 Nov 2015   #6
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
To learn if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed

  • Click the Start button , right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  • If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your computer.

Thanks. I do have SP1. I did read where many people turned off sleep mode and that made a big difference on the time it took to search for updates. It seems Microsoft update servers are overwhelmed and I just need to be patient. I let it search for updates and check it periodically throughout the day and night. It seems a lot of folks, in an attempt to correct a problem with update searches taking a long time, either performs a clean install or recovery. This will cause more updates. Maybe that is compounding the problem. As David Carradine's master, from the TV show "Kungfu", always said: Patience Grasshopper
I've found this update https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 drastically reduces the time it takes to search for updates. My last VM install it took only 20 minutes to pick up all the updates with that KB installed.
Some people have chosen not to install it though as it does come with the Windows 10 upgrade prep through Windows Update.
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I don't see this as a problem though if you change your settings to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download" and untick the box "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive Important".


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20 Nov 2015   #7
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'll give it a try. Do you know what update KB #s are associated with Windows 10 so I can hide them as they come in?
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20 Nov 2015   #8
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
I'll give it a try. Do you know what update KB #s are associated with Windows 10 so I can hide them as they come in?
Just posted my updated list Copiman:
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ml#post3179883
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20 Nov 2015   #9
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
I'll give it a try. Do you know what update KB #s are associated with Windows 10 so I can hide them as they come in?
Just posted my updated list Copiman:
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ml#post3179883

Thanks for taking the time to create the list.
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20 Nov 2015   #10
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks again Brds7t7. I downloaded KB3102810. It ran the installer looking on the PC for updates for about 1.75 hours. Then a box opened asking did I want to install it. I selected yes. Searched for updates for about 2 hours and found 225 updates. I started the install of these updates about 2.25 hours ago and I'm on 143 of 233. Thanks for suggesting the KB3102810. I tried this KB on other PCs in the past but I did not know that I needed to let it take its course. I thought it was having the same problem when it was searching forever.

I did read some posts on the Microsoft site about searching for updates taking forever. One person posted that since the Windows 10 thing, the update servers have become overwhelmed. Not to mention people doing recovery or clean installs thinking that will solve their update issue, which really compound the issue because they all have to search, find, and download a ton of updates afterwards. Don't know if this is true, but it makes sense.
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