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?


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on Feb 23, 2011

Well Mine is all installed and everything is sweet.  I've had dinner in between the obligatory reboot and now... but all up it took under an hour from start to finish/my new Win7SP1 desktop.

Anyway, so far so good!  Things do seem a little snappier/more responsive, but then they never were sluggish to begin with.

Has anyone else had this problem?

No, just the hang at 24% here.  Everything else went quickly after that, and during shutdown/restart post-installation there was a progress bar to denote the percentage completed.

on Feb 23, 2011

I see I'm not the only one with a nuisance thing. Mine hung up at 24$ then a minute later it jumped to 51% for about ten minutes then jumped to 91%. The last 9% took nearly twenty minutes but the install took over half an hour. Boot time is the same though. Less than two minutes. And it does seem a bit more responsive. I think I'll run cinebench and see how it goes.

on Feb 23, 2011

I ran a few benchmarks and the performance of the 2 systems I checked is around the same as before SP1.

Just about everything I read shows SP1 to be about stability so I didn't really expect any performance differances. Time will tell though since I haven't had a chance to really check everything out.

 

 

on Feb 23, 2011

I guess this is where MS gets to download all of the not important downloads that I've been carefully ignoring/avoiding.

"Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 includes previously released updates"

I've been looking for a list of "what" is in the SP (besides remotefx and dynamic memory, both which seemed geared toward businesses) but haven't seen anything.

I do not like cumulative updates and will probably wait until the feedback starts to come in.

on Feb 23, 2011

Things do seem a little snappier/more responsive, but then they never were sluggish to begin with.

Same here.

on Feb 23, 2011

Updated today around 1.00pm to avoid a sloppy connection to the MS servers.
update took 15 minutes total...everything went fine only IE9 installed in english for a strange reason nothing big but strange.
Windows performance index remained the same 7.9
I ran a couple of test to see how stable everything is using Prime and some other tools... works fine and seems stable

on Feb 23, 2011

I have had my build of SP1 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Build 7601.17514.101119-1850 for a Month now since it was first leaked, For a short while Softpedia had this same exact build on there site. If you want to remove all the back up files to free disc space SP1Creates, here are the instructions. However remember if you remove all the backup files you cannot uninstall SP! The following are the instructions

How to cleanup old hot fix information after installing SP1 (cleanup tool)

Once Service Pack 1 is installed you may opt to remove old information regarding old hot fixes and the SP1 un-installation tool as well. Note that if you perform this step you can NEVER remove SP1! It may behoove you to keep a full image pre SP1 backup of your system if you ever want to go back

 

On most systems you should expect between 500MB and 1.5GB of space recovered by running this program. To run you must launch a command prompt with Administrator privileges, then execute the following command:

 

dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

 

on Feb 23, 2011

I installed SP1 and nothing changed, except that somewhere it says SP1.

Very exciting.

on Feb 23, 2011

All systems, go.

on Feb 23, 2011

Download, install, and reboot took 20 to 30 minutes. All went well. Running Windows 7 Pro 64Bit.

on Feb 23, 2011

My laptop did something strange: Got a notification about some operation going on and that it would shut down afterwards. Well, this hung for over 30 min, so I hard booted. SP1 didn't install, so I went to Windows updte and installed and no probs. Very strange happenings.

on Feb 23, 2011

Tarkus01
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.

Good tip.  I'm using this option as when I tried to use IE to update (which is all I use it for), it would validate then not return me to the install page.  When I went to the install page...it would return me to the validate page.  Let's do the time warp again.

So I switched over to Firefox, did the validation tool there and then was able to update...only I couldn't.  MS says, "insufficient disk space for install".  Yeah...I only have 246gb left on this drive--meh.

So that led me to why I am glad I saw this post and I went right there...with firefox...with another validation--and just downloaded the whole iso...which I will burn to a disk...like this experience is now burned in my memory

 

on Feb 23, 2011

DrJBHL
My laptop did something strange: Got a notification about some operation going on and that it would shut down afterwards. Well, this hung for over 30 min, so I hard booted. SP1 didn't install, so I went to Windows updte and installed and no probs. Very strange happenings.

See reply #29 in this thread.  I didn't get the problem with SP1 not installing though, just the hanging when restarting.

Best regards,
Steven.

on Feb 23, 2011

Solved one problem. SP1 installed.

on Feb 23, 2011

  I found the best way to install sp1 for windows 7 x86 was through safe mode. I tried about four times with windows update and kept getting errors. I downloaded the installer, re-booted into safe mode and thst was it. I let it do its thing and now its all done. took about 45 min.

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