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Windows 7: Windows 7 SP1-slipstreamed or integrated. Any install problems?

01 Mar 2011   #1
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 SP1-slipstreamed or integrated. Any install problems?

OK, we have now heard hundreds of instances of trouble updating to SP1.

Now looking at a different angle, it would be interesting to know how many either slipstreamed SP1 to Windows 7 or downloaded the officially/unofficially available integrated Windows 7 SP1 and used it for a clean install. Have they encountered any problems during the installation?


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01 Mar 2011   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

No problems for me, not much difference noticed apart from quicker startup and shutdown and it resumes from sleep as it didn't before.

It is a risk, try it if your willing to loose data only because these installs can lead to data corruption
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01 Mar 2011   #3
brady

 

Updated from Windows Update on home machines and domain machines - All successful

Updated through WSUS push - Failed

Haven't nailed down a common scenario with any failed update, yet. Will post back with any findings.
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01 Mar 2011   #4
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
OK, we have now heard hundreds of instances of trouble updating to SP1.

Now looking at a different angle, it would be interesting to know how many either slipstreamed SP1 to Windows 7 or downloaded the unofficially available integrated Windows 7 SP1 and used it for a clean install. Have they encountered any problems during the installation?
I downloaded and used the officially available integrated iso from TechNet which worked flawlessly.
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02 Mar 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
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I downloaded and used the officially available integrated iso from TechNet which worked flawlessly.
me too - no problems whatever installing home premium x86 on my netbook.

i plan to install ultimate x64 on desktop soon.
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02 Mar 2011   #6
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
OK, we have now heard hundreds of instances of trouble updating to SP1.

Now looking at a different angle, it would be interesting to know how many either slipstreamed SP1 to Windows 7 or downloaded the unofficially available integrated Windows 7 SP1 and used it for a clean install. Have they encountered any problems during the installation?
I downloaded and used the officially available integrated iso from TechNet which worked flawlessly.
Same here.
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02 Mar 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It blows my mind that people would try anything termed "unofficial" when it comes to their OS. I've already upgraded my entire company to SP1 without any issues (30 machines total) and another 10 for family and friends, also without issue.

I think many people are having trouble because they didn't bother with any of the normal pre-SP steps that have been in place for years: Update drivers, scan/remove and malware, etc.

As for the methods of install, most have been from the downloaded SP1 file, but a few have been from the official integrated discs, and I haven't come across a single issue yet.
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02 Mar 2011   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Downloaded the unofficially available integrated Windows 7 SP1 and used it for a clean install. The MD5 and Hash codes matched the official Technet release so I'm not worried.
No problems with the install or afterward, business as usual for me.
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02 Mar 2011   #9
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
It blows my mind that people would try anything termed "unofficial" when it comes to their OS. I've already upgraded my entire company to SP1 without any issues (30 machines total) and another 10 for family and friends, also without issue.

I think many people are having trouble because they didn't bother with any of the normal pre-SP steps that have been in place for years: Update drivers, scan/remove and malware, etc.

As for the methods of install, most have been from the downloaded SP1 file, but a few have been from the official integrated discs, and I haven't come across a single issue yet.
Actually, some of us DID everything that Microsoft, this website and others had to offer when trying to install SP1 and it still failed. The SP installed on 4 other machines here with no issue, but would go for 1 hour and 20 minutes then fail on this one.

According to the folks I spoke to at Microsoft, the reason mine was failing was due to the fact that that I obtained my Windows 7 Ultimate DVD at a launch event, then upgraded my existing Vista install with it. File mismatch errors which SFC did not find. They told me a repair install was the way to go, and I knew that it was okay to do a repair or "in place upgrade" install as long as the disc was the same version or newer (SP1). They will be distributing patches to address the many issues with failed installs.

I was the first here to slipstream the DVD then use it to do a repair install with SP1 already included. Since then others have done the same, and it seems the easiest way to correct issues with the SP1 install.

Read the thread here to see mine and others' experiences with an SP1 in place upgrade or repair install:

Windows 7 SP1 Install Fail 0x8007000e
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02 Mar 2011   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by y0himba View Post
Actually, some of us DID everything that Microsoft, this website and others had to offer when trying to install SP1 and it still failed. The SP installed on 4 other machines here with no issue, but would go for 1 hour and 20 minutes then fail on this one.
If you take note of my comments, I said many people....not all people, or every person who had a failure.

Given your description, chalk that up to yet another reason why many people (not all, keep in mind) frown upon upgrade installs in favor of clean.
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