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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Released


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#21 ONLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 03:23 PM

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

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#22 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 03:25 PM

Does this apply to Win7 Starter? Does anyone know?
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:34 PM

This is not yet available through Windows Update, if that's what you mean by weekly updates. As of now it is standalone only.

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

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:11 PM

Does this apply to Win7 Starter? Does anyone know?


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.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:37 PM

There is a report on the VMWare Fusion forums that Fusion has an issue with SP1. I haven't tried it myself yet. I'll let others try it out first. :grin:


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.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:54 PM

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?
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:09 PM

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...d8-027ae59ddc11
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:06 AM

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.

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.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:23 AM

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.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:47 AM

Does this apply to Win7 Starter? Does anyone know?


Stuart, just hit windows update and look in the options. I would assume yes.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:40 AM

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.


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 :)

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:46 AM

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.


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.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:55 AM

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.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:05 AM


Windows 7 has been the most stable Windows ever


I could not agree more Larry, and I hope you feel better soon.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

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

As Microsoft marches toward its early April 2013 end of free support deadline for Windows 7, the company is planning to update automatically some of those who still have yet to install the first (and seemingly only) Service Pack for the operating system.

As announced on March 18 on the Microsoft "Blogging Windows" blog, Microsoft plans to begin rolling out Windows 7 SP1 automatically, via Windows Update to Windows 7 users who still are running the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version without SP1 installed. This process will begin on March 19.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

Good.

Ad for Enterprises, Microsoft has released a slow boot slow logon roll up for 7 and windows server that looks really interesting.

http://blogs.technet...able-today.aspx

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

Speaking of Larry ........
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:05 PM

Speaking of Larry ........


Seems like he's been lurking, but quiet.




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