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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 released to public

27 Feb 2011   #311
mattburles

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Is there any benefit doing a intergrated clean install over a upgrade install?


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27 Feb 2011   #312
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mattburles View Post
Is there any benefit doing a intergrated clean install over a upgrade install?
A clean integrated install should be quicker and use less disk space. I would think it would give you the best odds for a no problem install too. The SP1 disk cleanup should get some of that used space back though. Worst case scenario I would think is doing the SP1 upgrade after running windows for a while, and not doing a clean install first. Windows backs up all the files needed to undo all the windows updates and hotfixes, this uses up disk space. Then when you install SP1 its going to do the same thing again in case you want to un-install it. I would think the majority of people having problems just did an in place upgrade to a system thats been running for a while. I did a clean install with integrated install media. It was quick and easy.
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27 Feb 2011   #313
rbenn55

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Got SP1 installed on the desktop and 2 laptops with no problems as of yet. The download took the longest time on all 3 machines. In addition on Tuesday and Wednesday when I would try and begin the installation it would fail for reasons unknown. Probably the Microsoft servers were overrun.
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27 Feb 2011   #314
David Ben Yosef

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 RTM
 
 

I think it's always better to do a clean install, with an integrated service pack. It saves alot of disc space. I just did one yesterday with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I also like to keep the automatic updates turned off immediately following a clean install. Then I install Internet Explorer 9, so I don't get all the IE-8 security updates. I do the same thing with Microsoft Office. I install Office, and then the latest Office service pack....THEN turn on automatic updates. I think I had maybe 5-6 automatic updates for all three applications combined. I like it nice and clean like that. It's an obsession....LOL
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27 Feb 2011   #315
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by David Ben Yosef View Post
I think it's always better to do a clean install, with an integrated service pack
Yeah I have to agree with that. Less headaches and peace of mind.

Go Steelers! Next year man....Next year.
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27 Feb 2011   #316
David Ben Yosef

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Go Steelers! Next year man....Next year.
Yep....that's my prediction too. I'll take AFC Champs for now, but next year we're takin' it ALL buddy!

Maurkice Pouncy getting injured in the AFC Championship game killed us! Plus, you can't win football games turning the ball over THREE times.
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27 Feb 2011   #317
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Yeah man.. I can't help but think if Ben didn't air that ball out.... Oh well

And that hit on Mendy, perfect hit. No way you don't fumble there.

We had our chances but came up short, hats off to Green Bay, they played a hell of a game.

Maybe next time our 2 minute offense will be on the same page.
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27 Feb 2011   #318
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 David Ben Yosef View Post
I think it's always better to do a clean install, with an integrated service pack. It saves alot of disc space. I just did one yesterday with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I also like to keep the automatic updates turned off immediately following a clean install. Then I install Internet Explorer 9, so I don't get all the IE-8 security updates. I do the same thing with Microsoft Office. I install Office, and then the latest Office service pack....THEN turn on automatic updates. I think I had maybe 5-6 automatic updates for all three applications combined. I like it nice and clean like that. It's an obsession....LOL
Can't you just love all those updates for the older version of something you just upgreade out of?

Before getting the SP on I ran a manual check for everything while already having the IE9 RC in use to avoid all the 8 stuff bringing the total number down to a half dozen including those for the W.Defender, Malicious tool, 64bit Windows, etc..

As for having any service pack integrated into the installation that's always the preferred over separate installs even when a clean install of Windows was just seen. Everything goes on at the same time more fluidly rather then risking any bad installs of this or that.

Not only with 7 but with the previous version as well the installation media was purchased on Day #1 without any SPs. When the need for a clean install arrives you then would have to add the SPs onto the total installation and update time frame.

7 now goes on faster then some SPs actually did for previous versions which took twice as long for a clean install. Why not take advantage of some of that "time saving" with the SP intergrated from the start?
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27 Feb 2011   #319
mattburles

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I will probably go and do a clean install with it integrated instead of a upgrade.. clean up the trial software that comes with HP and plus that will be gone anyway when windows 8 comes out
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27 Feb 2011   #320
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

So what does the sp1 version now read. Windows7 xxx x?? sp1 v????? (It has not been offered to me yet)
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