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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Is Available For MSDN/Technet.

by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 16, 2011 2:45 AM PST

Just a note about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 for which the date was previously posted in the forums. I'm currently in the process of downloading the MSDN/TechNet subscriber version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1. At this point in time, the Windows 7 downloads show the service pack to be available as "Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (x86 and x64) - DVD (Multilanguage)". The file downloads as an .ISO file of approximately 1.9 GB and I burned the image to a DVD.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/aa570309.aspx

Later releases will surely be available in smaller sizes as just X86 or X64, or by downloading from Windows Updates, but at this time, the above file is what I see at MSDN.

In addition, for those that qualify to use the MSDN site, full "Windows 7 WITH Service Pack 1" are also available.

As to "installing" the new Service Pack, I think I'll hold tight a while to see if any specific issues come up in the next few days.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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I Found a Test Machine Here..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 16, 2011 7:13 AM PST

I lied.. I found a test machine to install the new Service Pack on..

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit - HP 8000 Elite Convertible Minitower - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 Ghz, 4 GB RAM.

I used the DVD burned using the link I provided earlier and after cleaning out all the Temp files, I simply ran the Service Pack installer.. It took approximately 35 - 40 minutes to run with default settings which allowed the computer to restart itself automatically..

Just an observance... The progress bar during the installation doesn't move very fast, seems to freeze for quite a while at around 50%, but waiting allowed everything to finish exactly as one would expect.. After the progress bar finishes, you'll see the standard "Configuring Windows 7" blue window, then the computer restarts, then you'll see the same "Configuring..." window again.. After login, a popup tells you "Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is now installed".. And a quick check of the computer "Properties" (RIGHT click on "Computer" on desktop, choose "Properties"), shows "Service Pack 1" in the "Windows Edition" section at the top.

So far, no apparent differences after the SP install.. This machine was already updated and current anyway.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Just to confirm what you said.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 16, 2011 8:54 PM PST

Hi Grif, interesting reading as that 'long wait' could cause some to try and abandon the update prematurely.

Can you confirm what you said, this test machine was fully updated anyway prior to installing the SP? So, even machines fully updated can expect a similar experience when adding the SP?

Thanks.

Mark

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That's Correct.. The Computer Was Fully Updated Previously
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 16, 2011 11:33 PM PST

The test computer is a basic, stock machine, with Office 2007, and not much else installed.. It was fully updated, in February, at the Windows Updates site and also had the most recent versions of Java, Adobe Reader, and a few other common programs.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Microsoft Releases KB Article About Compatibility Issues
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 17, 2011 5:11 AM PST
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Yep, also saw it
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 17, 2011 8:04 PM PST

in Carol's post in S&V.

The list is small at the moment, thankfully, and let's hope it stays that way.

Mark

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Took The Next Step...Installed on Two "In-Service" Comps
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 18, 2011 8:59 AM PST

The computers are basically identical to the test machine but are working PC's in the office. One is my personal office computer and on a domain while another is being used on a standard business LAN much like a home network..

The installations proceeded just like the first test machine and there were no hiccups during the install. We'll see how normal operations affect the new service pack.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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How to get SP 1 7 Ultimate 64bit?
by McStud / February 18, 2011 3:36 PM PST

Hey everybody. Will Windows Update automatically offer, download, and install SP 1 on my computer?

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Yep.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 18, 2011 8:25 PM PST

If your Windows Update is turned on then it will be offered in due course.

My own WU settings offer the download, but allows me to decide when to install them.

Mark

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Updating
by McStud / February 19, 2011 10:23 PM PST
In reply to: Yep.

Now that I don't have to worry about resource consumption, I always leave the auto-update feature on. I read on Softpedia not to expect anything earth-shattering. No new features, just bug fixes and that sort of thing. Good enough for me, as this will be the first service pack since sp3 XP! Hope all goes well for everyone.

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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Download For Everyone
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 22, 2011 3:03 AM PST
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Steps To Take Before Installing Service Pack 1
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 22, 2011 3:06 AM PST
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Thank you, Grif....
by michhala / February 23, 2011 5:02 PM PST

.....for the information. Service Pack 1 is pending in Windows Update. I have backups on two external drives so I am prepared, but always wait a day or two after a release to install.

Miki

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Updated last night
by Joliet Eddie / February 23, 2011 9:17 PM PST
In reply to: Thank you, Grif....

Toshiba net book; windows 7 starter. Update took a long time, but installed without error. Three windows updates and one updated Canon printer driver. All is well as far as I can tell.

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So Far, No Problems With 8 Installations
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 24, 2011 12:34 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you, Grif....

All of the computers are almost identical to each other so after the first installed fine, I didn't expect a problem with the rest... But still, it's going smooth here.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Windows 7 / 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Problems..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 24, 2011 3:56 AM PST
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Saw the post to which you refer....
by michhala / February 24, 2011 9:18 AM PST

....and now I am not as eager to install SP1 as I was last night Sad

Miki

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(NT) Yay.....Service Pack 1 is installed.
by michhala / March 11, 2011 5:40 PM PST
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Nice work
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 11, 2011 8:42 PM PST

That's good Miki.

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Two Questions, Grif
by michhala / February 25, 2011 3:02 AM PST

Not all my drivers are Windows drivers -- do you have a comparable situation on your test machines?

Aside from the wisdom of having a copy of SP1, it appears that it is not necessary to burn to a DVD when downloading from Windows Update...is this correct?

Miki

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Yep, Windows Update Should Work Fine
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 25, 2011 8:11 AM PST
In reply to: Two Questions, Grif

In my case, because I'm updating multiple computers, the DVD version works better.. In addition, because there are so many possible hiccups which can occur while on the internet, I generally prefer to install service packs from a disc.. To each his/her own..

And yes, the same here.. Although it's not clear what you mean by "Windows drivers" (since the computers are "Windows 7" computers, all the drivers are for the "Windows" operating system), not all of the drivers are from Microsoft.. Most of mine are supplied by the manufacturer of the computer or the hardware device itself. In my case, although all the computers I've updated are similar, I purposely fiddled with the various drivers to see if such would affect the outcome.. My office computer has all the most recent drivers for the hardware installed while the first computer I updated contained only the drivers which came with the computer originally.. It didn't affect the installation at all.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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My thanks, Grif
by michhala / February 25, 2011 12:02 PM PST

By "Windows drivers", I meant, as you surmised, not all of the drivers were from Microsoft. Your test results are appreciated by, I am sure, many folks, including me.

Miki

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Thank you for sharing it
by abonile / February 25, 2011 12:45 AM PST

Hi, Grif thank you for sharing it with us. I was searching an iso image of windows7 for a log time. Now i got it on msdn website. Thankx for link.
Ariful

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Right spec of windows 7?
by arielvalle / February 25, 2011 10:17 AM PST

What is the right specs of windows 7? its is advisable that i have to upgrade my memory to 2g DDR2? anyone came give me an advice the right specs...

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Not the proper discussion
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 25, 2011 7:48 PM PST

Please post your own discussion and describe your problem precisely. It doesn't seem to apply here as this is about Windows 7 SP1 update.

I have deleted your other, unfinished post.

Mark

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Just updated 2 Windows 7 systems, no problem.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 25, 2011 7:53 PM PST

Packard Bell laptop, dual core, 4GB Ram, W7 Home Premium, and Alienware Desktop, quad core, 12 GB RAM, W7 Ultimate.

Both downloaded and installed SP1 with no problem. The whole process, from downloading to installing with a restart to complete the install, took around 30 minutes for each.

Mark

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Updated also SP1
by Nanah / February 26, 2011 9:25 AM PST

HP Desktop, windows 7 by 64, i7 8 gig Ram.

No problem here. As far as I can tell every thing is working fine.

Nanah

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About SQl Server R2
by ronlee031762 / February 26, 2011 3:33 AM PST

I was just reading some posting here about Windows 7 SP 1 and the 2008 R2. I downladed and install just the Windows SP 1 64 bit. It is working great. My question is do I need to install the SQL Server R2 also. My OS is Windows 7 64 bit SP1, Home Premium. I don't do servver builds or anything like that.

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Re:
by ronlee031762 / February 26, 2011 3:36 AM PST
In reply to: About SQl Server R2

It came to me as a Windows update along with an 2007 Office update.

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You do not need the service pack on Windows 7-
by andreaborman / July 13, 2011 7:18 AM PDT
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I have not installed the service pack on any of my Windows 7 computers. As I have a Netbook and I have read it takes up a lot of ram. And also as Windows 7 is a very new operating system,I do not think Windows 7 users need it. Andrea Borman

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Ouch!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 13, 2011 7:19 AM PDT

More bad advice!

Mark

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