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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 released to public

28 Feb 2011   #331
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Meebers,

If you did not use the Windows 7 SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool while you had the SP1 RC installed, then you should be able to uninstall the SP1 RC using either method.

If you did, then the only option would be to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7, then install the SP1 RTM afterwards.
I had to do the manual uninstall via Wusa.... Took about 2 hours, and seems to have installed without any problems. In the process of downloading 5 updates now + 3 optional ones. Tx for the input & help.


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28 Feb 2011   #332
David Ben Yosef

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I like to keep automatic updates off until I'm ready too. Depending on the OS I'm installing, I also install the latest version of DirectX, Dot Net Framework, Internet Explorer, Media Player, Silverlight, and finally Microsoft Security Essentials. MSE turns auto updates on when you install it so I leave it for last.
That's a good plan of attack. I do the same, except I leave MS Office for last [I use Norton AV 2010] because it too enables the automatic updates. I just manually disable it before the system reboot after installing Office. I like to have the latest versions of all software installed before I enable automatic updates [but I ALWAYS end up enabling it]. It not only reduces the number of automatic updates, but it allows you to avoid installing useless updates that you won't be using. Nothing irritates me more than having software on my machine that I will NOT be using. That's probably my biggest pet peeve.
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28 Feb 2011   #333
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meebers View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Meebers,

If you did not use the Windows 7 SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool while you had the SP1 RC installed, then you should be able to uninstall the SP1 RC using either method.

If you did, then the only option would be to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7, then install the SP1 RTM afterwards.
I had to do the manual uninstall via Wusa.... Took about 2 hours, and seems to have installed without any problems. In the process of downloading 5 updates now + 3 optional ones. Tx for the input & help.
That's great news Meebers. I'm happy to hear you got it sorted.
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01 Mar 2011   #334
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by David Ben Yosef View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I like to keep automatic updates off until I'm ready too. Depending on the OS I'm installing, I also install the latest version of DirectX, Dot Net Framework, Internet Explorer, Media Player, Silverlight, and finally Microsoft Security Essentials. MSE turns auto updates on when you install it so I leave it for last.
That's a good plan of attack. I do the same, except I leave MS Office for last [I use Norton AV 2010] because it too enables the automatic updates. I just manually disable it before the system reboot after installing Office. I like to have the latest versions of all software installed before I enable automatic updates [but I ALWAYS end up enabling it]. It not only reduces the number of automatic updates, but it allows you to avoid installing useless updates that you won't be using. Nothing irritates me more than having software on my machine that I will NOT be using. That's probably my biggest pet peeve.
I hear you about the useless software. I usually do office and its service pack(s)after windows is fully patched, not sure why, I just like doing it in a separate session. After that I do Flash, Java, and slowly pick away at the rest of the programs I use. Everything is grouped on color coded thumb drives so I just go though them one at a time in order.
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01 Mar 2011   #335
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I hear you about the useless software. I usually do office and its service pack(s)after windows is fully patched, not sure why, I just like doing it in a separate session. After that I do Flash, Java, and slowly pick away at the rest of the programs I use. Everything is grouped on color coded thumb drives so I just go though them one at a time in order.
That is exaactly what I do. I always want to get Win fully installed with all the updates before I install anything else. The next thing is MS Security Essentials then everything elese over the next few days.
Oh I make a mirror image of the fully installed Win7 with all updates just in case something happens.
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01 Mar 2011   #336
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Can someone remind me how long it will take for SP1 to clear out of the SoftwareDistribution folder? And I mean by itself, I know I can kick it out right now if I wanted to.
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01 Mar 2011   #337
David Ben Yosef

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Oh I make a mirror image of the fully installed Win7 with all updates just in case something happens.
I don't bother with that, because if something messes up I just do another clean install. It only takes me about 3 hours to do one, AND install all my programs [including all updates, but NOT including zeroing out the disc].

I keep all my documents, pictures, and things of that nature on a seperate drive, and just link to them. THAT drive I keep a backup of, but I do it manually on an external drive. That way all I have to do is reformat my C:\ drive if something messes up [which it never has yet]. This is just the way I like to do things. I would NEVER do a repair on my operating system. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing it messed up at one time or another.....LOL
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01 Mar 2011   #338
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by David Ben Yosef View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Oh I make a mirror image of the fully installed Win7 with all updates just in case something happens.
I don't bother with that, because if something messes up I just do another clean install. It only takes me about 3 hours to do one, AND install all my programs [including all updates, but NOT including zeroing out the disc].

I keep all my documents, pictures, and things of that nature on a seperate drive, and just link to them. THAT drive I keep a backup of, but I do it manually on an external drive. That way all I have to do is reformat my C:\ drive if something messes up [which it never has yet]. This is just the way I like to do things. I would NEVER do a repair on my operating system. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing it messed up at one time or another.....LOL
Thats pretty well what I do too. A reinstall for me is usually due to new or swapped out hardware. I just as soon start fresh with new drivers etc. Mind you I'm not knocking making an image, I've thought about it, but just never bothered to actually do it. These days, installing everything from USB thumbdrives, I can be up and running on the internet in no time. I can remember when it took me all day, or even a couple of days to get everything the way I wanted it. Those are not fond memories.
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01 Mar 2011   #339
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 IggyAZ View Post
Oh I make a mirror image of the fully installed Win7 with all updates just in case something happens.
With the softwares used here you only have so many times allowed to activate them which means a clean install could result in the need to buy a new license for some. Plus I have some work tied up in other projects.The full system image option is the obvious solution for that especially now that SP1 is on.

Another thing however is actually the rare need to perform a clean install. One replacement install last June due to swapping brands of memory right after getting this case up and an image restored back in Oct. when running a test on something.

Now that the SP is on a fresh image to replace the previous works well here. With the volume of programs and tools seen here it would take a few days to get everything back on individually not including any new updates to be seen.
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02 Mar 2011   #340
valerian101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am still having mega problems with Win 7 SP1. After a successful installation I found the speech recognition program didn't work (I use this frequently) so I used system restore to get back where I was. I posted here and in the Microsoft Answers forum, where a MS Support Engineer told me to install it again with my Kaspersky turned off. I did this and the installation failed with the error code 800736B3, so I tried a clean boot install as instructed and got the same error code again. I used the MS FixIt which said there was a problem and it was fixed but it wasn't. Tried several more times and still got the same error code. At one point I got the message that my version of Windows was not genuine - it is and WGA validates this.

I reported all this back, saying the good news was that my computer was still running brilliantly but the bad news was that I cannot install Service Pack 1. (To my knowledge I have not modified or changed any files on my computer as I think may have been suggested on this forum. Only changes made would be through system restore). MSEngineer said he was pleased that the problem had been resolved and that it would help others with the same problem. Obviously, he read only the first line of my post.

Something is telling me that I would be better managing without it. I was going to download the standalone package but when I got into MS, I couldn't determine which was the right package. I have Win 7 Ultimate x64
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