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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Released

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Marlin Guy, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. dennisj00

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    This is wierd, I haven't applied updates in a couple of weeks, machine hasn't been rebooted, but I have the SP.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    Does this apply to Win7 Starter? Does anyone know?
     
  3. Mike Bertelson

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    It's listed as a pending update in my update list. :shrug:

    Mike
     
  4. dpeters11

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    I would think it would, the core of the OS is the same, you just can't do things like change the background image or use Aero.
     
  5. R0am3r

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    I will have to check out the Fusion issue at work. But I am able to confirm that VMWare Workstation is working great with SP1.
     
  6. SayWhat?

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    Update.

    Not update.

    Option.

    Standalone.

    Automatic silent.



    Blah, blah, blah...... Only one post that eludes to anything worthwhile -- re: a rollup of the previously released patches



    What does it do? Is it necessary? Does it screw anything up or fix anything? Does it add anything?
     
  7. dpeters11

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    The biggest thing new in SP1 that possibly affects home users is an audio fix over HDMI where there was a distortion after a reboot. The other new features will be useless in a home environment, update in Federation Services, Support for RemoteFX in 2008R2.

    There are a total of about 796 fixes and security updates in SP1, but most you already have if you've been updating. However, software may check for SP1 as a prerequisite.

    List of updates and fixes:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyId=61924cea-83fe-46e9-96d8-027ae59ddc11
    (second download button)
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    Thanks for the info.

    Service Pack 1 releases tend to be just that - service packs that clean up loose ends and correct lingering small flaws. Glad to see them release it, but so far WIN7 here has been very, very solid anyway.
     
  9. SayWhat?

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    True, but there are some updates I've deliberately passed on like anything related to IE and a couple of others. Don't need'em, don't want'em, so if they're included in SP1, I probably don't want it either.
     
  10. barryb

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    Stuart, just hit windows update and look in the options. I would assume yes.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    Just curious, why don't you want things like IE security updates? And before you say it, because you only use Firefox/Chrome/Opera etc is not a valid answer :)
     
  12. dpeters11

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    They are much more careful about putting new features in service packs than they used to be. Just thinking about some of the service packs in NT4 would give me nightmares.
     
  13. LarryFlowers

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    I'm late to this party... I have been sick as a dog!

    Windows 7 SP1 will be of more interest to Network Admins than most users. It is essentially a roll up of what has been released since it came out. If you are up to date your download package should be less than 90MB.

    There is some "fit n finish" but essentially no new features at all other than some related to Win 2008 Server.

    For those of you running Windows 7 64 bit, make sure you pick up the one optional after the install.

    Side effect: you will find in your optionals, that all of the foreign language packages are back. Simply select the first language, scroll to the bottom of the list and hold the shift key down while you click on the last language. This will select all of them. Right click on the shaded language packs and choose "hide update" and that will take care of them.

    This service pack is for ALL versions of Windows 7. Ignoring the Service Pack would be counterproductive (and frankly dumb) as it will set a flag on your system that tells all future updates where you are on your system

    Windows 7 has been the most stable Windows ever and the SP1 has been thoroughly tested.
     
  14. barryb

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    I could not agree more Larry, and I hope you feel better soon.
     
  15. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Microsoft to Push Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to Users Starting March 19

    READ MORE
     
  16. dpeters11

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  17. SayWhat?

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    Speaking of Larry ........
     
  18. dpeters11

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    Seems like he's been lurking, but quiet.
     

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