Have you installed it yet?
Published on February 22, 2011 By CarGuy1 In Personal Computing

Well, I installed the public release of SP1 for Windows 7 64 bit today and everything went fine. My system was already up to date and it was a little over an 85mb download.

I think I'll run a few benchmarks to see if it effects performance in any fashion just for the heck of it.

Anyone else updated yet?

Comments (Page 2)
on Feb 22, 2011

If you download through Windows Update it only downloads what is missing from the system to bring it up to SP1.  If you download the whole SP1 there is ine for x32 and x64, the x64 one being 903.2 MB.  If you want both download the .iso as it contains both x32 and x64 installs.


on Feb 22, 2011

Mine just finished installing. It was a bit hairy there for a bit. But done and done.

on Feb 22, 2011

Glad you finished. I was going to wait up all night for you to get it.


Carguy1 - Thanks for the thread BTW

on Feb 22, 2011

My download from windows update took quite awhile, I forgot to time it, I just let it do it's thing in the background and forgot about it till I closed a window. Don't see any problems so far, but...

isn't there anything pretty in this update? is it all hidden stuff?

on Feb 22, 2011

Mine errored the first time, trying again....stuck at 19% right now...

on Feb 22, 2011

Dun and dusted in about 20 min's


mine was only about 65 meg's

on Feb 22, 2011

All done and updated now, whew.

on Feb 22, 2011

Yep... as announced, 2/22/11. Two downloads, 92 Mb. Smooth. (7x64).

*doc waves hi to Steffi.

Nice new avatar, Dave.

on Feb 23, 2011

Couple of scarey moments on the reboot but got it done! Mine was 88MB 7x64

on Feb 23, 2011

Performance increases?

on Feb 23, 2011

Thank you for this information

on Feb 23, 2011

I think there's something wrong with mine. Its at 24% and doesn't seem to be doing anything.

I'm just downloading it now.... been stuck at 24% for about 15 minutes.  Hopefully it'll get a wriggle on shortly.

Whoa... Update.

In the time it took me to type the above, it went from 24% to 59%.... like wow, and thank goodness it ain't dragging so much.

Like Bugger me Update

It had done downloading in the time I did the previous update 'til now... like in less than a couple of minutes..

Installing now.... not too sluggish, either.


on Feb 23, 2011

For me the installation is ended! Everything is OK 

... Less than one hour!

And the requests seem faster...

on Feb 23, 2011

A couple of times when updating programs have required a restart of got the bit about configuring the computer and that it will shut down when it is finished.  Problem is it just stays there for 5 or 10 or 15 minutes, and gives no indication when it will finish or its progress.  Both times (the second time with the Windows 7 Service Pack 1) I just rebooted, and started Windows normally, and it seems to be okay.  But I really, really, *really* don't like it when they say to wait and there is no progress indicator or shown percentage, and 15 minutes later, no sign that *anything* productive is being done.  It's one thing to wait when you know how things are going.  It's another thing to wait, leaving your whole computer in a state where it can't be used, for who knows how long.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Best regards,

on Feb 23, 2011

Haven't seen that one, Steven.

One caveat, folks: Like every software update, SP1 has a space requirement: Much of that is reclaimable, though.


If you haven't been notified by your Windows Update Manager about W7 SP1 being available, there's a good article about it here:



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