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Windows 7: Should Windows OEM now include SP1

12 Jul 2011   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Should Windows OEM now include SP1

I just purchased an OEM version of Windows 7 only to find that it doesn't include SP1. So I'll have to download SP1 like I did for my other system.
The problem is apart from the nuisance factor I can't do repair installs.

What do you think - is this normal practice.
When I raised the issue with the OEM distributor and Microsoft they both told me to get lost and download SP1 if I want it!

What terrible customer service MS!


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12 Jul 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Comes down to old stock or new stock.
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12 Jul 2011   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Before opening the seal it had Build date 05/09/11 with MS labeling all over the packaging.
I would have expected a half decent software Coy to rectify the situation. Also at this stage MS should not allow new sales of non SP1 Windows.
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12 Jul 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can find sp1 integrated disks on the web.
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12 Jul 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
You can find sp1 integrated disks on the web.
Can these be used wth an OEM product key?

What would you be looking for on the installation disk to identify it included SP1?
Dates modified all appear 2009 yet the build date on the outside package is 5/9/11. It doesn't fit.
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12 Jul 2011   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Yes, can be used with OEM product key. All win7 disks are identical.

You should compare the build string (should start with 7601), size and hashes (SHA, MD5) with the officially known and publicly available figures (MSDN iso's) for SP1 integrated disks. Google.

SP1 integrated disks became available to MSDN and technet subscribers way back in Feb this year, so its pretty laggardly of MS.
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12 Jul 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
You can find sp1 integrated disks on the web.
Can these be used wth an OEM product key?

What would you be looking for on the installation disk to identify it included SP1?
Dates modified all appear 2009 yet the build date on the outside package is 5/9/11. It doesn't fit.

Here you go mate.

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12 Jul 2011   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And you can take SP1 and slipstream it into the Windows 7 disk and make your own installation disk from your OEM disk.
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12 Jul 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
And you can take SP1 and slipstream it into the Windows 7 disk and make your own installation disk from your OEM disk.
Not with a OEM Manufacturer's Restore Disk.
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12 Jul 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Also you can't do a repair install with a slip'd installer either.
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