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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 released to public

23 Feb 2011   #221
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lffoar View Post
Hi all,
I see this morning the win 7 SP1 is available via update. Question is.........has anybody run an earlier edition and are there any problems with it?.........Is it better to wait for a while to see if any cracks appear?
I installed it back on January 15th. No issues whatsoever. None, zip, nada, zilch, zero.

Give it a go. Just create a restore point prior. Actually, SP1 will do that for you anyway. Really, no risk, or, at least, minimal risk, in my experience, which was typical when the RTM leak was running around back then.


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23 Feb 2011   #222
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lffoar View Post
Thanks E/tune,
I'll wait. Out of interest...me being dumb, how can I download SP1 to a disc for my usual yearly reinstall?
Download details: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)

The all in one iso is 1.9gb. That includes both x86,x64, and server 2008 packages.

The standalone installers are at the bottom of the list.


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23 Feb 2011   #223
teamwork

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let's try what happens.
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23 Feb 2011   #224
Night Hawk

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

That's what I downloaded here being the last to finish along with the two individual exe versions. Once that finished up the installation went on without a problem other then the need for the command prompt action.

Apparently that was what was stalling the beta and RC releases when coming across the solution only once the rtm was available as far as drives with restored images running into SP1 installation stalls. No reverting SP seen this time around!


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24 Feb 2011   #225
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'm running win 7 home premium 64bit so should I just download and burn the four 64 bit programs or is there any advantage in downloading the complete 1.9gb? Told you I was not the sharpest tool in the shed with comps

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lffoar View Post
Thanks E/tune,
I'll wait. Out of interest...me being dumb, how can I download SP1 to a disc for my usual yearly reinstall?
Download details: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)

The all in one iso is 1.9gb. That includes both x86,x64, and server 2008 packages.

The standalone installers are at the bottom of the list.
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24 Feb 2011   #226
Night Hawk

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

You can choose between one of the stand alone installers or going with the dvd iso or both. The 64bit exe download saw SP1 go right on here.

With the two options with the "msi" file extension you simply double click on the one you download to see that run. The second link on each is from a few additional updates added after the initial rtm posting most likely. But it only takes one since all are the SP1 simply in different packaging.
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24 Feb 2011   #227
G2gCya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've tried both the msi and standaone, and \via windows update, I've also tried the solution provided by Microsoft and it just failed to configure after a certain percentage. What am i missing here?
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24 Feb 2011   #228
reborn7778

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Question, why is this important to update?
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24 Feb 2011   #229
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G2gCya View Post
I've tried both the msi and standaone, and \via windows update, I've also tried the solution provided by Microsoft and it just failed to configure after a certain percentage. What am i missing here?
Have you tried using the "Windows Update Troubleshooter"? Says it solves these kinds of issues, so give it a go. Couldn't hurt...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reborn7778 View Post
Question, why is this important to update?
It's mostly a matter of security than anything else, but it also improves on what is already existing - things MS decided needed some tweaking for one reason or another for the OS to be better than it was before. I wouldn't particularly call it a necessary update as if you don't install it, your system will still run like always, however it is just better to keep your system up to snuff on updates than to let it slip behind.

I am sure somebody else will answer a little more in-depth, but that's basically it in a nutshell - security and minor improvements/tweaks.
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24 Feb 2011   #230
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G2gCya View Post
I've tried both the msi and standaone, and \via windows update, I've also tried the solution provided by Microsoft and it just failed to configure after a certain percentage. What am i missing here?
With the beta and then RC I kept seeing the "reverting changes" message when it reached 99% and ended up rolling everything back. The same error message each time even with the rtm until finding the updated solution for anyone who restored an image to the drive they are trying to install the SP onto.

This is now something they updated when seeing the "mountvol /E" at the command prompt solution that saw immediate results following the required restart of the system.

Once other thing to mention is disabling any antivirus/firewall/spyware protections that could interfere with the install. That along with the latest updates just added should be a large help.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reborn7778 View Post
Question, why is this important to update?
The SP for any version is more then a wrap up of security fixes. It enables support for new features as well as newer hardwares not out while the particular version was in development along with fixes for any remaining OS bugs.

Besides seeing a new type of Dynamic Memoiry Manager for Hyper-V a good description of what is supposed to be included in SP1 was published last June. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 RTM Build 7601.17514.101119-1850 - Changelog - Softpedia
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