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Windows 7: Windows 7 service packs

27 Jan 2016   #1
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 
Windows 7 service packs

Are they really worth the download or do they just slow things down? Are SSD supported in these SP?


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27 Jan 2016   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hi windows 7 only have one service pack that is sp1 and yes you should have it installed.
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27 Jan 2016   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes they are worth the download & are important.

What do you mean by "Are SSD supported in these SP?".
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28 Jan 2016   #4
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

Ranger 4 it's obvious from your question that my qyestion "Are SSD supported in these SP?" is a silly one.

Where can I download SP1? I don't have the automatic update service on you see. I've tried to download it from the microsoft site, what I get is a list of files that have to be downloaded but not one SP1 file?
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28 Jan 2016   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

When you install Windows 7, you should install all the updates. Yes, it does take time but it brings the installation up to date.

You could try turning on Automatic Updates & see if that will fix the problem.

Is Windows activated?.
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28 Jan 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You could also try this. Then wait and wait while it searches. I could take many hours.

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29 Jan 2016   #7
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

But as far as I kmow, Microsoft installs a lot of unnecessary updates that slow down the machine?

Ranger4 my Windows is activated
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29 Jan 2016   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
But as far as I kmow, Microsoft installs a lot of unnecessary updates that slow down the machine?
You tell us if your computer slows once patched.

Make a backup image of your current install
then measure your computer's performance
apply all updates
then measure your computer's performance again
I doubt that you will see any measurable performance difference.

Download links for all Benchmarks

You can always revert to your current install via the backup image.
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30 Jan 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

mohab where are you getting information that Windows 7 updates slow down computers?
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30 Jan 2016   #10
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 would be considered an essential update. You need a really compelling reason not to do this update. The belief (faulty) that updates slow down your computer is not such a reason.

Support for Windows 7 without SP1 ended on April 9 2013. Not having SP1 installed puts your computer at a much higher risk of malware infections. SP1 fixes many problems in the OS. Few members of this forum would be inclined to help with a windows 7 computer without SP1. The problem may be caused by it's lack.

Microsoft is devoting a great deal of time, effort, and money to creating updates for Windows 7. They must also devote a great deal of physical resources and pay for the very high bandwidth required to distribute these updates. For all of this Microsoft is receiving zero revenue. Why go to all that trouble just to slow down your computer?

My experience with Windows service packs and updates goes back to Windows 98 days and has been almost entirely positive. Very few problems and not one case where a service pack or update caused a slowdown.
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