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Windows 7: Did You Have SP 1 Problems?

View Poll Results: Did You Have Problems With SP 1?
I had many problems and still have not gotten it. 2 8.00%
I had a slight problem, but things are fine now. 4 16.00%
It loaded the first time and no problems. 19 76.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

14 Mar 2011   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Did You Have SP 1 Problems?

There have been an unusally large amount of threads discussing problems with SP 1. Even though there are a lot of threads, I am curious how many had a good D/L. Mark the poll.


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14 Mar 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

I installed the leaked SP1 on 3PCs and so far no problems
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14 Mar 2011   #3
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

From my perspective, excellent.

People look around this forum and see all of those threads. 7 SP1 has been more successful than any other Service Pack I have watched. There will always be an influx of requests whenever there is a major update, a servicing stack update, or most of all, a Service Pack. But 7 SP1 has been really, really successful. Really successful. Almost unbelievably successful. Yes, not perfect, but getting closer to.

Also, the majority of errors I am seeing is about 2/4 corrupt .cat/.mum files at worst. Most issues can be solved from a reset, or other Command Line action. Out of the few remaining, many are within the bounds of what the System Update Readiness Tool can fix.

This is a fantastic achievement by Microsoft. Vista and earlier had many errors relating to corruptions not fixable in this way.

Out of the few which do require someone to manually fix, as I have already said, most are 2/4 corrupt .cat/.mum files.

These are the easiest sort of corruption to fix. The very easiest, and only require a few minutes per person. In Vista, a completely Service Pack failure often corrupted between 50-100 .cat and .mum pairs. Someone at Microsoft has made an effort to improve failure. I once saw a log with 735 errors in it. Too many to fix.

Also, registry errors were common. I have not seen a failure causing a registry error yet in 7 SP1.

Finally, many, many Vista large updates/service pack failures caused non booting issues with white text on black writing. Very common. Vista SP1 particularly springs to mind. Hundreds, maybe even thousands had to reinstall from that one error.

I have seen one case of that on this forum.

It may look bad. It may not be perfect, but it damn well is near perfect.

A massive congratulations and pat on the back are due to Microsoft, I think!

Richard
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14 Mar 2011   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Niemiro -- Just curious. On your stats it says you have Vista. Have you just not changed your stats or do you not have Windows 7? Thanks,
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14 Mar 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I installed it last night for the first time on my primary desktop at home. i used Windows update and it installed just fine. Took maybe 20 minutes on my SSD...but I was busy doing lots of other stuff so I honestly didn't pay much attention to it. 2 other coworkers also upgraded via Windows update last week and neither had a problem.
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14 Mar 2011   #6
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Six computers updated without a hitch.

I may have been a wee bit lucky:

Windows 7 customers hit by service pack 1 install 'fatal error' flaws • The Register
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14 Mar 2011   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Mixed bag of results here. I could select all 3 options.

One laptop, no problems via WU. Sig rig was corrupted by using Driver Sweeper, opted for a fresh slipstream install and a third desktop untried because it's going to have the same issues as my sig rig because of driver sweeper and I'm in no hurry to fiddle with it.
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15 Mar 2011   #8
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Mixed bag of results here. I could select all 3 options.

One laptop, no problems via WU. Sig rig was corrupted by using Driver Sweeper, opted for a fresh slipstream install and a third desktop untried because it's going to have the same issues as my sig rig because of driver sweeper and I'm in no hurry to fiddle with it.
Driver Sweeper had problems with those built in ATI drivers, didn't it? Isn't it fixed now, though? However, I seem to remember it being quite easy for a manual fix. If you have a problem, I will be more than happy to create a Packs.zip for you.
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15 Mar 2011   #9
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Have a look at this log: SP1 Install Failure 8024200D

That is what 400 errors looks like. 400 found and autofixed. This is what I am talking about. There will still be a bit of residue, and a few thinks will still need to be reset after a major corruption like that, but hopefully it will go well.

The failure may not have been perfectly graceful, but it is the easiest sort of corruption to fix.

I still think that Microsoft have done a fantastic job.

Richard

P.S. My previous log was 735 errors, none autofixed. Too many
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15 Mar 2011   #10
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Niemiro -- Just curious. On your stats it says you have Vista. Have you just not changed your stats or do you not have Windows 7? Thanks,
lol. I actually still do have Vista. Two reasons:

1) I find the new 7 taskbar hideous. I use computers intensively. I am currently programming algorithms for large amounts of data. 64gb of junk data. Doing many thinks to it. For this, I have many, many windows open. About three Process Monitors ( the RAM usage!), multiple Visual Studio windows, many Windows Explorers, sometimes Command Lines, etc. etc.

On top of that, I browse the Internet badly. I never really close anything. I open one window for forums. I browse and answer anything relevant. This opens about 150 tabs for all forums. Throughout the day, I open a new window for each Google search/fact lookup. Maybe 50 tabs after a search, and lots of digging. Then I check back onto the forums. Another 50 tabs. OVer the day, I never close anything. It can built up to 50 windows, with an average of about 65 tabs each. This is about 1.5GB of RAM usage for Firefox.

Also, I then have to create Packs.zip. I have updates extracting, programs searchign for data, and recursive MD5 scans running.

I might have RDC open if someone in my family has had something go wrong with their computer.

All in all, even with 4GB of RAM, and a 20GB page file, it always runs out - out of memory exceptions, and Windows closing programs.

I know it is because I do too much, and don't close enough. But I need efficiency.

Windows 7's stupid taskbar makes tabs look like Windows. I can't live with that! So no Windows 7.

I have seen guides for making it a bit more like Vista, and it is better, but not perfect.

I love my Vista. It works great. I see no reason to change. And 7 is just introducing inefficiency into my life.

Infact, I love Vista so much that I would have been more likely to buy "7" if it had been called "Vista R2" but for some unimaginable reason, Microsoft chose not to !!

Do I don't have 7. I run Vista on everything. In fact, I have only ever used 7 once or twice, for only a few minutes each time. Shock horror! I have however used Server 2008 R2 at the workplace.

I am sure that I would love 7, except for the hateful taskbar!

2) I can't afford 7. I actually can't, and so even if I wanted it, I would be stuck with Vista.

I am waiting for 8!

Richard
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