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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 released to public

23 Feb 2011   #131
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Just finalized the install of SP1. Took about 45 minutes from download to final reboot and install. When installing it does hang a bit at 35%. I figure its doing its magic finding or deleting old files.
Anyway we will see if we notice anything different.

What differences have you noticed?
Faster speed in IE?
Or what?
I do not think we should see things that way.

If you look at all hotfixes furnished inside, not talking security updates rolled, it's pretty good to know that so many issues had been fixed.
In long term talking i would say yes it is improvement.


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23 Feb 2011   #132
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I think for some people, it will probably improve their system performance quite a bit, for others, the improvements my be negligible. It probably depends on what software you have and how recent your copy of Win 7 is.

But I am interested in people posting their positive/negative experiences with it.

Either way, I'm going to wait a couple days at least since:

A) I'd like to see if any major bugs emerge.

B) The entire planets Windows systems are, at this point (and probably for the next few days), focused on MS headquarters.
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23 Feb 2011   #133
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

The only things I see is that my screens pop a little faster in IE but I also noticed an increase in memory usage well after the install and startup of Win7. I will look further to see what might be running.
It also reinstalled the basic default items in my Favorites when I open Explore.
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23 Feb 2011   #134
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Sweet, my PC needs updating as its not been done yet afer a fresh install last week.

This will save no end of time and i think i might try slipstreaming but after reading Shaun's tuorial he says 'Retail-Only' or ISO.

I have an OEM version, can i not rip my DVD to an ISO and do it that way or is there still limitations?

Lucky
You should be able to burn the SP1.iso on dvd then install it from there...

Either you should able aswell to slipstream a dvd with SP1, then install and use your key on sticker on the back of your laptop.

You'll loose your restore partition and you'll have to create a new one.
Ah thats alright.

And i have a desktop but the sticker is on back.

Don't have a restore partition, yet... but now i have my new 2tb hdd... i can.

Thanks for the help NoN.

Lucky
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23 Feb 2011   #135
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I can report a very significant performance increase on my end. I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64 with a i7 @4GHz, 6GB. Everything just feels 'zippy' now. Hard to explain, but everything from program loading to explorer navigation feels A LOT faster. Browsing through photo folders is great now. I've yet to test games, but I'm already happy with this SP.
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23 Feb 2011   #136
lafargeotte

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Bit of nightmare here!

Last night, whilst downloading got to 95% (only needed 61mb) and had power cut!
When power came back restarted PC, tried update again, would not go past 0%!

This morning tried again, still stuck at 0%.
Fortunately had a disk image and restored that.
Ran the update again, been downloading 61mb for 2 hours, and been stuck at 95% for almost an hour!

What to do?
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23 Feb 2011   #137
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I guess I should go into more detail here, but I haven't had too much time to test drive it yet: On system with a mechanical HDD. - Internet browser performance is up across the board (IE, Firefox, Chrome) for loading at fast feel - Windows Explorer is WAY faster for browsing directories with a large amount of files or those with thumbnail previews. I would go as far as saying 2-3x as fast (maybe more for the huge # of files). - Booting/shutdown is about the same - I could go on about individual programs, but everything is faster. WMP12 has like doubled in efficiency. Office productivity is faster, but it already pretty fast. - Control panel and system related setup tasks are much faster. Nice job MS.
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23 Feb 2011   #138
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Tried to download the update last night. gave up after 2 hours. Sat at 0% for 30 mins then downloaded 90MB in a couple of minutes this morning. Install took 30 mins no problems except I lost all my restore points (maybe that was something else. I notice an event log error on VSS when I upgraded Paint .Net yesterday). Also had the .Net optimization service hogging cpu for about 15 mins. Apart from the first reboot booting seems faster and the whole intall seems zippier. But maybe thats wishful thinking.
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23 Feb 2011   #139
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 
Can turn on IE Protected Mode

I have just noticed IE8 is now show Protected Mode is OFF and I'm unable to turn on.
I have set UAC to default and also set TweakUAC to silent mode.

Any suggestions?


Solved
I deleted the IE icon from desktop and went to Programs files and found IE and selected to make a new icon on desktop. After that the IE8 desktop icon will start IE8 in Prtected Mode ON.
It also works with my taskbar icon correctly.
Check yours
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23 Feb 2011   #140
tuckeratlarge

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pestul View Post
I can report a very significant performance increase on my end. I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64 with a i7 @4GHz, 6GB. Everything just feels 'zippy' now. Hard to explain, but everything from program loading to explorer navigation feels A LOT faster. Browsing through photo folders is great now. I've yet to test games, but I'm already happy with this SP.
Ditto - although only 4GB RAM and slower CPU.

Through windows update I only need 88.7MB of SP1 x64 - nice.
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