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Windows 7: How to upgrade to Windows 7 SP1 using Windows 7 DVD?

06 Dec 2012   #1
robertchatty

Windowds 7 Professional - 64 bit
 
 
How to upgrade to Windows 7 SP1 using Windows 7 DVD?

Hello,
My laptop came with Windows 7 x64. I need to update it to Service Pack 1. I am using dial-up connection so it's not fast enough to download the update and it may take a week or so! But, I have a "Windows 7 Pro SP1 Disk". Can I use this DVD to update the already installed Windows 7 on my laptop? Or I need to install a fresh Windows and therefore download all the drivers and install them again? Thanks.


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06 Dec 2012   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

You should really apply the service pack since I don't think you can use that disk. You might be able to get the service pack on disk if you check with MS.

As to fresh install, I had problems applying SP1 when it first came out, so I contacted MS (who had such an option back then) and they sent me a new DVD with SP1 on it -- but they also sent me a new serial number. So, it's possible that if you do a clean install using the SP1 disk your current serial number may not work for activation -- you might need one for SP1.
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06 Dec 2012   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertchatty View Post
Hello,
My laptop came with Windows 7 x64. I need to update it to Service Pack 1. I am using dial-up connection so it's not fast enough to download the update and it may take a week or so! But, I have a "Windows 7 Pro SP1 Disk". Can I use this DVD to update the already installed Windows 7 on my laptop? Or I need to install a fresh Windows and therefore download all the drivers and install them again? Thanks.
You have two choices -
1) see if you can order a DVD from MS with the SP1 update
2) see if you can use a cable/DSL connection to download the standalone update - Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center
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