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Windows7 SP1

Plastic Nev

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#1
Microsoft have eventually released the service pack 1 on general updates for Windows7 32 and 64 bit systems.
Be warned this update takes quite some time to download and install, and in most cases it asks for a restart about half way through.
Expect to spend up to an hour, in some odd cases, and with slow connections even longer.
I am lead to believe a large part of this time is taken up with the new service pack examining all previous updates and replacing some.
If your system is one of the early releases, it will likely have more updates on so will possibly take longer.
Make sure no other programs are running before starting the update and installation.
Nev.
 

Dalo Harkin

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#2
Well that didn't take too long at all did it since the RC was released....
If you can this sort of update (as in Service Packs) are always better to be done via a CD/DVD rather than a download
 

Plastic Nev

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Most folk will just get the update or upgrade on automatic updates, or the few like ourselves who are nosey and want to see what the updates are, and therefore keep it set at manual, will still likely download it rather than go for a disk.
If however you wish to download it to burn to disk for a later install, plus learn a little more about it, have a look here=

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...e6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda&displaylang=en

Edit to add,
there is an interesting article about Windows7 service pack 1 here from Woody Leonhard via Windows secrets.

http://windowssecrets.com/2011/02/24/01-What-you-need-to-know-about-Windows-7-SP1

Any problems with download or install we would be happy to help, I have already seen one instance of a conflict with the PC tools firewall. After install the firewall refuses to allow a few connections.
 

Starbuck

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#4
Windows 7 SP1 RTM Blue Screens of Death Due to Language Packs

Microsoft has confirmed an issue with the deployment of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 RTM in which, following the installation process, some customers can experience a Blue Screen of Death crash accompanied by "Error C000009A."

According to the Redmond company, at fault are language packs that the users have already integrated with the operating system prior to starting to install SP1.

Customers do have a solution, but it requires quite a lot of time and effort on their part, as they will need to perform all steps manually.

“After installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you might receive the following error message on a blue screen: "Error C000009A applying update operation {###} of {###} (\Registry...)," the company revealed.

The software giant explains that the best way to tackle this problem is to remove the source.

“To resolve this issue, restore your computer to a point in time before you installed Windows 7 SP1, uninstall any unused language packs, and then reinstall SP1. To restore your computer to a previous point in time, you'll need to use the System Recovery Options menu,” the company revealed.

At the time of this article Microsoft was yet to produce an automated fix for the issue described in this article, or to reveal any additional workarounds on top of the solution presented above.

Truth be told, the software giant has always advised customers not to install any language packs unless they absolutely need them.

The company even made a point about emphasizing that adding all the language packs available to a copy of Windows 7 can have an impact on the overall performance of the platform.

And it appears that unused language packs can also have additional unwanted consequences.

“After you reinstall SP1, if you still see the error message, follow the steps again to restore your computer to a previous point in time, and then uninstall more language packs,” Microsoft stated.


Source:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Wind...s-of-Death-Due-to-Language-Packs-188192.shtml
 

Plastic Nev

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#5
As well as the above from Starbuck, I have been made aware that there seem to be a problem with two executables (Programs) the first and seemingly the most prolific is PC Tools Firewall, SP1 appears to interfere with the firewall making it block a host of different things including browsers or many websites.
The second, but only seen one report so far is Skype. When in use after a short period of time the computer locks or freezes.
Until such time that these issues are resolved, a simple answer is to uninstall service pack 1.
The simplest way is to go to "System Restore" and use the restore point prior to the installation of SP1.
Hopefully Microsoft and/or the third party software vendors will soon sort these problems out. Service pack 1 can then be reinstalled.
Nev.
 

playsmartcasino

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Window 7 SP1 is the best operating system and the most reliable and stable operating system after long wait ,This OS is very pretty good for any kind of user it may seem tone nothing more the some polished liberally to the Vista Aero the most obvious changes from previous versions of Windows to Window 7 SP1 can be found in a redesigned user interface,Installing XP, Vista and Window 7 SP1 on the same hardware over the space of a week also proved that point, Hardware just worked when I booted up Windows 7 for the first time,Window 7 SP1 is better performance wise as well as security wise From development to standard working environment, I never found any flaw in Window 7 SP1.