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Windows 7: installing sp1 in 7

28 May 2011   #1
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
installing sp1 in 7

Hey guys

I have been having regular b.s.d's lately. I was about to install sp1 to stop all the b.s.d'ing but i saw a thread that said that they installed sp1 and the computer slowed down. Games were slower\copy speed's were slower. Is this true?

If it is true how much does it slow down. Does it slow down so much that your computer is barely usable or is it just slightly slower cant really tell.

This is important to me because i dont want to screw up my computer all my friends are in it lol

Thanks for any replies


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28 May 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computergeekguy View Post
Hey guys

I have been having regular b.s.d's lately. I was about to install sp1 to stop all the b.s.d'ing but i saw a thread that said that they installed sp1 and the computer slowed down. Games were slower\copy speed's were slower. Is this true?

If it is true how much does it slow down. Does it slow down so much that your computer is barely usable or is it just slightly slower cant really tell.

This is important to me because i dont want to screw up my computer all my friends are in it lol

Thanks for any replies
Didnt slow mine down at all and contrary to others I had zero problems installing it. there is a tool (google it) to check to see if you are ready to upgrade to sp-1
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28 May 2011   #3
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I second that. I haven't got SP1 installed yet but it made no difference on my sister's computer.
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28 May 2011   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Haven't had any problems, either. FWIW, you might want to try the suggestions from this thread to speed up your machine. Worked for me.

https://www.sevenforums.com/performan...rformance.html
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29 May 2011   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

SP1 slowed the system for about an hour as it bedded in but since then I think it is actually faster.
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29 May 2011   #6
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for all of your replies now i got another question. I went looking in Microsoft updates and sp1 wasn't in there.

I went and googled to find out why and it said i had to download all the other updates to get sp1.

I went and looked on Microsoft website "http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=C3202CE6-4056-4059-8A1B-3A9B77CDFDDA"

As you can see the download sizes are huge what do i do to get sp1 thanks

P.S. Does anyone know the name of the update these people are talking about?
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29 May 2011   #7
Athene

 

Hi,

Have you opened Windows Update on your computer and run it to check if there are any updates? You can also check which updates have been installed so far in your Update History.

In addition, make sure you have got the latest drivers (for example sound card driver). I remember that I was not offered SP1 (with Vista) until I had installed the latest driver for my sound card. Driver updates are usually offered as optional updates in Windows Update, or you can get them from your computer manufacturer's website (according to your computer model).

I installed SP1 and did not notice any slowing down. Most major updates, however, take a few boots to settle down nicely :-)
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29 May 2011   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computergeekguy View Post
Thanks for all of your replies now i got another question. I went looking in Microsoft updates and sp1 wasn't in there.

P.S. Does anyone know the name of the update these people are talking about?

computergeekguy.

Read through the link below
re not having the option of downloading Windows 7 SP1 through Windows Update.

Hope that enlightens you.

Good luck.

You do not have the option of downloading Windows 7 SP1 when you use Windows Update to check for updates
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29 May 2011   #9
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks jmh That was exactly what i needed. I installed two of the updates rebooted and vwalla

So i now see sp1 and will probably download it tomorrow thanks for all the help evryone
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29 May 2011   #10
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computergeekguy View Post
Thanks jmh That was exactly what i needed. I installed two of the updates rebooted and vwalla

So i now see sp1 and will probably download it tomorrow thanks for all the help evryone

Glad it helped.
Let us know how you go with SP1 please.
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