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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 released to public

24 Feb 2011   #251
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I just thought of something else that might need mentioning. If you have tweaked/ modified/customized your system what you did may prevent SP1 from installing. More specifically, if you have modified some system files to say change the start orb, modify icons to remove the shortcut arrow, modded themes, modded your start menu etc, that could cause the SP1 install to fail. The installer may not be able to cope with the modified files. Changing folder permissions would be another deal breaker I would think. Just something to keep in mind if you encounter problems trying to install SP1.


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24 Feb 2011   #252
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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The same thing happens to me long ago with vista sp1
Edit: i found my old thread,read this...
Vista 32bit memory limitation - Vista Forums
<<1084 days ago>> suddenly i realize that i am getting old
Cheers!
Finally using my full RAM without having to install W7 64bit
No you are not using the full 4GB, 32-bit systems cannot do that even if SP1 is installed.
Exactly! I don't know why this would be different with SP1 unless Microsoft completely re-wrote the code for 32-bit RAM limitations.
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24 Feb 2011   #253
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

It's no different than before.

This is how the Computer Properties looks on a 32-bit machine with SP1:

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24 Feb 2011   #254
Irishman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Exactly! I don't know why this would be different with SP1 unless Microsoft completely re-wrote the code for 32-bit RAM limitations.
That's why I asked if this was even really possible to begin with but now I know the answer
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24 Feb 2011   #255
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem.
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24 Feb 2011   #256
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I just thought of something else that might need mentioning. If you have tweaked/ modified/customized your system what you did may prevent SP1 from installing. More specifically, if you have modified some system files to say change the start orb, modify icons to remove the shortcut arrow, modded themes, modded your start menu etc, that could cause the SP1 install to fail. The installer may not be able to cope with the modified files. Changing folder permissions would be another deal breaker I would think. Just something to keep in mind if you encounter problems trying to install SP1.

What I did to ensure a successful SP1 installation was to run the SFC /SCANNOW Command before installing SP 1 and even returned log in screen to default wallpaper. Afterword you should be able to re-enable/re-install your customizations.
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24 Feb 2011   #257
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

All I did was install on Windows as is on two different machines. No resetting anything. On the flip side I never "tweak" Windows anyway, just run as meant to be.
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24 Feb 2011   #258
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
All I did was install on Windows as is on two different machines. No resetting anything. On the flip side I never "tweak" Windows anyway, just run as meant to be.
About 5 months ago I was experimenting with custom themes and tinkering with system files which resulted in the " your windows may not be genuine message " so after a restoring from a good image I now only make minor changes/tweaks (that are not harmful but do change system files) such as " show drive letter first " or " hide libraries in navagation pane " also I change the log on screen (can't stand the default wallpaper).

I just ran the sfc/scannow command to return system files to normal as a precaution to ensure successful installation.
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24 Feb 2011   #259
Night Hawk

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

As far as the 4gb of ram you are seeing listed the 32bit Windows is simply reporting the full amount of physical memory installed not what is available to the 32bit Windows itself. With Vista once SP1 was on it would then display the total physical memory installed whether 4gb, 6gb, 8gb while the 32bit kernel seemed limited to the 3.571gb approx. seen at the time.

Now for installation hangs and fails after a reboot note the link on the error screen. MS now updated the information for what steps to take for a particular error. If you have ever restored a system image open an elevated command prompt and type "mountvol /E" and restart the system after exiting the prompt. WHAMO! SP1 goes right on!

It seems the installer plays stubborn at read and access of existing primaries. Here that fact about restored images was never seen until the finished SP was out. Likewise look over the MS page to see what steps are listed for seeing the SP go on without fuss.

If you don't have anything to lose wiping a drive on the other hand a clean install can also solve any problems. But if you have a lot tied up in softwares and can't have the down time to start everything over fresh the error page will now likely have a few things to try out.
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24 Feb 2011   #260
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
All I did was install on Windows as is on two different machines. No resetting anything. On the flip side I never "tweak" Windows anyway, just run as meant to be.
About 5 months ago I was experimenting with custom themes and tinkering with system files which resulted in the " your windows may not be genuine message " so after a restoring from a good image I now only make minor changes/tweaks (that are not harmful but do change system files) such as " show drive letter first " or " hide libraries in navagation pane " also I change the log on screen (can't stand the default wallpaper).

I just ran the sfc/scannow command to return system files to normal as a precaution to ensure successful installation.
Yeah I guess when you make system wide changes like that there could be some strange things that happen later on down the road. At least you know what's happend and was able to get it sorted.

I worry about others that make system wide changes and then wonder why later on down the line Windows is acting strange, or is no longer recognized.... and have no clue to what happened

But that's a different argument for a different thread.
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