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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 released to public

24 Feb 2011   #231
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just got back to work today and installed Windows 7 SP1 on my work PC. Same as at home, I got it through Windows Update, checked the box, let it do its thing ... took a little while but once it asked me to reboot, I initiated it and it started configuring the Service Pack, rebooted, then finished its configuration and all was good to go. This process took about 25 minutes or so on this older PC but once it was up and running again, much like at home, not much changed and it seemed to work just the same as it did before.

From my perspective at least, kudos to Microsoft for making this the most painless and quickest service pack installation I've experienced in a while.


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24 Feb 2011   #232
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yeah same here. No noticeable difference. ran WEI and my graphics and gaming gaphics scores have improved by 0.1%
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24 Feb 2011   #233
valerian101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Won't work with Speech recognition program?

Not impressed with it! Have had to remove it as the Win 7 speech recognition program no longer worked after its successful installation. I checked our everything without success. Even Skype was working, but Win 7 speech recognition -no way!

Tried to contact microsoft support but ended up going round in circles! I have the Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail edition and use a Plantronics headset.
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24 Feb 2011   #234
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
I tried everything BUT i still get the same error...service pack installation cannot continue.
I get the same error and thanks to the lack of info about which 'components' are supposed to be missing - I'm buggered if I know what 'missing' component is the culprit.


Out of curiosity, have you removed any Windows features via Uninstall a Program, disabled any services or altered any scheduled tasks?

Have you used DriverSweeper at all?
Yes,yes,and yes.
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24 Feb 2011   #235
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jp07764 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
I tried everything BUT i still get the same error...service pack installation cannot continue.
Have you tried turning off your Antivirus program.
Had the same trouble with mine. Turned off AV
went without issue.
Yes i tried that too.
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24 Feb 2011   #236
Night Hawk

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

Try this one in an elevated command prompt and reboot once you enter the command "mountvol /E". With the host drive here a system image was restored on one or two occasions since this case was built. Apparently the restoration doesn't fully mount the volume quite enough as you would see with an original install for the SP installer to carry on.

I ran right into the SP1 stall issue where the SP installer itself is unable to properly access the primary partition without some help. It could also be a bug with the installer while everything else works. Once you enter the command you give the system a full restart and see if the SP installer suddenly gets busy.
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24 Feb 2011   #237
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Guys, I believe the msi files are for debugging, not installing, SP1. I don't think you need or want those. Also, for those that are having problems, one solution would be to start over with a clean install, and then run the DVD or exe file. There are so many variables like installed programs, what updates are already applied, etc, etc, that its just not going to work in some situations. Aside from right now, its general release, most of the time you would be applying it just after a clean install. Also if it hosed your system or won't install, I wouldn't swear off of it like some have done in the past with say Vista. At least give it a fair shake with a nice clean fresh install before condemning it from your system. Just my 2 cents worth.
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24 Feb 2011   #238
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Guys, I believe the msi files are for debugging, not installing, SP1. I don't think you need or want those. Also, for those that are having problems, one solution would be to start over with a clean install, and then run the DVD or exe file. There are so many variables like installed programs, what updates are already applied, etc, etc, that its just not going to work in some situations. Aside from right now, its general release, most of the time you would be applying it just after a clean install. Also if it hosed your system or won't install, I wouldn't swear off of it like some have done in the past with say Vista. At least give it a fair shake with a nice clean fresh install before condemning it from your system. Just my 2 cents worth.
I completly agree.
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24 Feb 2011   #239
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post

Have you used DriverSweeper at all?

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Yes,yes,and yes.
This thread may be worth a look.

Following the advice in this thread, I managed to get past the initial error, but unfortunately in my case SP1 failed after a reboot so I've done a fresh installation. Fingers crossed you have better luck.
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24 Feb 2011   #240
Irishman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

(Sorry if it's been brought up already)

Having a 32bit system and 4GB of ram installed, I knew that windows wouldn't use my full 4 gigs. On my performance page it would state that I had 4 but told me in brackets (Using 3.25) but I noticed after installing SP1 that it now just says 4GB. I re-ran the performance test and my score jumped up.

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Post Test


Is this really possible?
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