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Windows 7: Windows 7 SP1 RC FAQ

28 Oct 2010   #21
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
just got this email:
Keith, as a secondary issue, you reported that you wanted more information about the windows update kb976902. I will be happy to probe the issue for you and send you any information I can gather in the next 3 days.
Thanks, kword88 (may I call you Keith?), it appears the techs at MS are a bit stymied regarding information on kb976902 as well. I suppose its moniker, "the black hole update," is well deserved so far.


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29 Oct 2010   #22
johngalt

 

UPDATE: When I had installed SP1 RC1 (build 721) from the ISO I had downloaded all my games were broken.

This afternoon, WU added SP1 RC1 to my list of updates and I didn't pay attention and let it install. To my chagrin, all my games are now working under SP1.

Don't know why, but I also used the same ISO on my laptop, so I'll double check and see if it was a bad install or a bad ISO.
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29 Oct 2010   #23
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Here I went with both ISO and individual stand alone for both the 32bit and 64bit. The SP1 beta refused to go on and now the RC won't either on the 64bit. At 99% or 100% on one occasion you see "Failure to configure Service Pack; reverting changes" and still see the evaluation copy watermark following the restart. On the second full startup that disappears however apparently completeing the reversal.

Note all services(non MS) in the services tab as well as all startups were disabled and still no go on repeat attempts. A fast install of the 32bit for a look at the 32bit IE 9 saw the SP1 RC go on there however once the ThreatFire(free version) anti-adaware/spyware program was removed entirely.

It's a mystery why it won't do the same on the 64bit for any so far since I've never ran into problems with any SP at any time on the previous versions. I beginning to think the only way it will go on is when seeing a fresh install with nothing else on until after the RC has finished installing.
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30 Oct 2010   #24
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

So if i got this correct in the near future when the this will be available through Windows Update then do i again have to uninstall my Windows7 7600 RTM to get it or will it be like any other update????
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30 Oct 2010   #25
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

you will have to uninstall SP1 RC before you can install SP1 RTM. if i remember correctly, there is an expiration date on both the Beta and the RC, so you eventually HAVE TO uninstall it.
be sure to read the whole discussion thread so you dont make the same mistake i did.
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30 Oct 2010   #26
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
you will have to uninstall SP1 RC before you can install SP1 RTM. if i remember correctly, there is an expiration date on both the Beta and the RC, so you eventually HAVE TO uninstall it.
be sure to read the whole discussion thread so you dont make the same mistake i did.
kword but buddy my copy of Win7 is RTM & not the RC that's why i want to know as the article discusses about the RC SP1...that's what i want to know....
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30 Oct 2010   #27
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

if you're asking if you will have to reinstall the entire operating system, the answer is no, unless you make the same mistake i did.
you only have to reinstall the Service Pack. you cannot install Service Pack 1 Release To Manufacture on top of Service Pack 1 Release Candidate.
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30 Oct 2010   #28
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

If you are unsure about things with the RC release you may want to consider holding off until the finished SP1 is available. The beta release and now the RC are still the testing phases intended for developers and experienced users where MS can collect feedback on any issues(or bugs) that need to be worked out before the general release is seen.
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04 Nov 2010   #29
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

just received this link from microsoft tech support regarding kb976902.

Description of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software feature update
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04 Nov 2010   #30
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Now there's a new Wave 1 prerequisite for the SP1 RC available. Apparently due to installation problems many are having for the SP1 RC MS has a new fix seen in this.


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