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Windows 7: If you update W7 regularly you don't need SP1

27 Jan 2011   #11
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Why bother?...

If you look at the security update fixes and hotfixes patches provided since one year...i would bother:

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27 Jan 2011   #12
Pirx

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
It doesn't contain any new functionality unlike SP2 / SP3 for XP and who knows - you could even get some Regression as some fixes via W7 Update might actually be NEWER than those contained in SP1.
As pointed out above, SP1 contains hundreds of bug fixes that were never distributed via WU. Plus, there's no reason to be scared of a Service Pack. If your computer wasn't half-broken to begin with, you will have no issues. So, on the contrary, there is no reason not to install SP1 once it's available, but plenty of reasons to do so.
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27 Jan 2011   #13
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

That was my thought too. I have all the updates available for my system installed and a bunch of optional ones too. My system works A-OK (I have everything I need ft. wise) and I want to keep it that way. A what... 300MB!? rehash of all the updates I have installed just now would be completely pointless if not problem inducing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
As I said if your system is reasonably up to date then you can probably skip this --at least until SP2 arrives.
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27 Jan 2011   #14
marsmimar

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Suppose a computer already has all available updates installed. What happens if SP1 is installed? Will it overwrite duplicate updates? Will it just ignore them? Will it delete duplicates and then reinstall them?
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27 Jan 2011   #15
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pirx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
It doesn't contain any new functionality unlike SP2 / SP3 for XP and who knows - you could even get some Regression as some fixes via W7 Update might actually be NEWER than those contained in SP1.
That's nonsense. As pointed out above, SP1 contains hundreds of bug fixes that were never distributed via WU. Plus, there's no reason to be scared of a Service Pack. If your computer wasn't half-broken to begin with, you will have no issues. So, on the contrary, there is no reason not to install SP1 once it's available, but plenty of reasons to do so.
+1

All the naysayers and pessimists telling you "Why bother, and there's no need to install it, It's not necessary, I'm not missing anything, I've already got most of the updates, The OS just works fine without it" just miss the points entirely, and no one will ever be able to convince them otherwise. It's like talking to a brick wall.
Users just take and use your own common sense and install it when it's finalized and ignore the bad advice of the pessimists telling you not to.
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27 Jan 2011   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wouldn't tell somebody to "not" install a service pack once it's out and had a week or so of installs to make sure there isn't a problem.

But I won't recommend that people hunt down leaked copies of the service packs or turn to p2p sites to get a leaked copy of the service pack when it's such a non-event compared to so many other service packs for previous releases of Windows.

Now I realize that for the die-hards, nothing will convince them to not load a leak. But for everybody else, there isn't anything dramatic to be had with this service pack, so I simply don't think it's worth the risk they will take by not knowing what's safe and where to get things.
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27 Jan 2011   #17
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Who said anything about telling users to install a leak? I surely didn't. "When it's finalized" doesn't mean you're saying go and install a leak.

Telling them to skip it and wait until SP2 or because you "think" you have all the updates through WU already and it's nothing great so don't bother is bad advice.
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27 Jan 2011   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Who said anything about telling users to install a leak? I surely didn't. "When it's finalized" doesn't mean you're saying go and install a leak.

Telling them to skip it and wait until SP2 or because you "think" you have all the updates through WU already and it's nothing great so don't bother is bad advice.
My bad, I thought people were talking about installing it right now. I would not skip actually installing a released service pack after a period of time. Sorry, didn't want to give any impression that I was against a service pack. Without a doubt, I will load it to each and every machine that I use and support.
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27 Jan 2011   #19
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Gentlemen,
Seems to me that once again someone puts up a thought, right or wrong, and the post is inundated with noise. The best arguement is one with facts. I do not see any stated.
So, I see no one actually pointing out what SP1 is doing, fixing, helping, specifically, just yea or nay opinions.
I myself would like to see answers that are adding to my knowledge, not personal opinions that offer no defineable information.
Is this not what the forum is for?
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27 Jan 2011   #20
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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