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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 released to public

21 May 2011   #401
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 panais View Post
Thanks NH but i tried almost everything for days with the same result.
Well besides those references there are a few other things you can try. Since one article pointed to an item with the registry preventing the SP1 install that could be taken care of the next time you need a fresh install of Windows. Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

Besides a clean install however the link on the error screen is what to pay attention since the MS page will have precise instructions which saw immediate results when not having been able to get SP1 installed here.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbronski View Post
Is SP1 really that necessary? If it's not, I don't think I'll install it. I'm scared it will slow down my system.
The only thing that may run slow will be the installation of the service pack itself. Once on you shouldn't actually notice anything different.

As far as the need for any SP watch the last versions to now see SP3-XP or SP2-Vista required! Eventually SP1 for 7 and later SP2 will also become a requirement for various things.


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22 May 2011   #402
James Colbert

 
 

Apologies if this is already answered, but are there plans to address the inability to repair install those systems that didn't acquire SP1 via a retail SP1 install disc (or the subscription, etc.)?

James
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23 May 2011   #403
sandeep108

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Some of my issues were solved with SP-1 install and some were resolved with the last updates.
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23 May 2011   #404
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Apologies if this is already answered, but are there plans to address the inability to repair install those systems that didn't acquire SP1 via a retail SP1 install disc (or the subscription, etc.)?

James
Hello James,

A repair install was never an official Microsoft fix but a workaround based on a inplace-upgrade install but using the same edition instead. Unfortunately, it does have it's limitations listed here in the warning box. No retail installation disc with SP1 included pretty much equals no repair install.
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23 May 2011   #405
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Apologies if this is already answered, but are there plans to address the inability to repair install those systems that didn't acquire SP1 via a retail SP1 install disc (or the subscription, etc.)?

James
Hello James,

A repair install was never an official Microsoft fix but a workaround based on a inplace-upgrade install but using the same edition instead. Unfortunately, it does have it's limitations listed here in the warning box. No retail installation disc with SP1 included pretty much equals no repair install.
Hi Shawn. Thanks for the update. I guess it's back to the days of the complete reinstall when necessary (just not as often) or uninstalling SP1, repair and reinstall, but that could be far enough back in time to just warrant the reinstall.
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23 May 2011   #406
Night Hawk

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

One option to consider for your next clean install of Windows would be using a 7 disk with SP1 already integrated. Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

The disk used would then be the repair media as well as the installation media. It solves the install SP1 separately issue as well.
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23 May 2011   #407
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
One option to consider for your next clean install of Windows would be using a 7 disk with SP1 already integrated. Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

The disk used would then be the repair media as well as the installation media. It solves the install SP1 separately issue as well.
Hi Night Hawk. That would be great, but I didn't think that could be done with a slipstreamed install disc, but only a retail, Technet, etc. So a slipstream install can acommodate a repair via a slipstream install disc (makes sense, but I'd always heard that it couldn't be done...)?

James
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23 May 2011   #408
Night Hawk

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

Once a clean install is performed with any SP1 integrated medium dvd or usb flash drive made into an install key that would become one repair medium. The other is the option found in the Control Panel>Backup & Restore section for creating a repair cd unique for that Windows installation that contains the same repair tools found on the retail disk. System Repair Disc - Create

The repair cd would be made new once the integrated installation was seen. The disk will identify itself with that installation. That's especially good when you use a flash drive for the Windows installation on anything but a netbook where you won't have the optical drive seen.

Both the install dvd or flash drive and repair cd can be used for minor startup issues and having the command prompt option available while booted live. That allows you to use the system restore feature or even restore a full system image if required. The original retail disk is then simply placed in a safe placed stored in it's own case once you have used an integrated media for SP1.
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25 May 2011   #409
LegendaryU2K

Windows Seven Ultimate 32BIT
 
 

I haven't install this yet and really have no plans to do so.
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25 May 2011   #410
Night Hawk

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

I just saw SP1 go on a brand new laptop in 20 minutes without fuss. Then I made a full image of the drive with SP1 and updates on.

Eventually SP1 and later SP2 will become a requirement to have installed. New programs to be seen will often require the service packs such as SP2 or SP3 for XP and SP1 or SP2 for Vista is presently required for a large number of items.
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