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    News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    The first service pack for Microsoft's flagship operating system is now available through Windows Update.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    Tried two 32bit Home Premium installed systems and a 64bit Pro one this morning, (after I read the article), and none of them reported this service pack was available when I ran Windows Update. However, they did report a Silverlight update was available - and when I applied that one, the Service Pack miraculously (?) appeared (along with a pair of mandatory and one optional KB numbered patches).

    It's not the quickest to download ...

    Oh, and one of the KB patches failed on my 64bit install - but that's something about WPS services (which I don't use) - so I'm not too worried.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    Can't install it on my PC (64bit pro) as it says something is missing. Of course it doesn't bother to say what so I can try to manually fix it. Looks like I need to reinstall Windows which I can't be bothered to do. So I'll give it a miss for now...


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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    Well my SP1 install has totally borked a load of my games including GTA IV (which i was playing fine yesterday pre SP) and generally anything that uses GFWL (The marketplace client won't even load up without crashing now)..

    Seems another person is having an identical problems to me here.. (Same crash errors linking to the GPU, which for me is at stock) http://forums.testdriveunlimited2.co...ad.php?t=36682

    I have tried every single fix going at the moment, including reinstalling .NET, C++ redis, DirectX, GFWL (Every version and update going), video drivers the lot. Nothing works. So i'm looking at a reinstall now.

    So personally i would say update at your own risk! I certainly wish i didn't.

    EDIT: Seems Micro$oft messed up (again). Before you install the SP install this:
    (x64) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...3-D2C47C6FCFFC
    (x86) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...B-1FC9EA40F69F

    EDIT 2: What a suprise, uninstalling SP1 fixed all of my problems. This might be limited to EVGA or 500 series nVidia cards as i have a 570 SC and the person in that thread has a 580 SC.
    Last edited by Merson; 23-02-2011 at 04:26 PM.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    i have updated both my laptop and desktop to Sp1 (home premium 64bit) and haven't had any issues so far.
    i do have an image backup of C: incase i need to revert.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    I've installed the service pack on both my home PCs and so far haven't experienced any problems.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    Quote Originally Posted by tickleonthetum View Post
    Can't install it on my PC (64bit pro) as it says something is missing. Of course it doesn't bother to say what so I can try to manually fix it. Looks like I need to reinstall Windows which I can't be bothered to do. So I'll give it a miss for now...

    Don't suppose you used some sort of tool to customise your Windows install? There have been known issues with this stripping out components which can cause service packs to fail to install.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    Quote Originally Posted by ddg4005 View Post
    I've installed the service pack on both my home PCs and so far haven't experienced any problems.
    It would be unlikely that you would, given that it's mostly a ball of patches.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    i had problems installing on my windows 7 home premium i ended up reinstalling windows 3 times i couldn't get any updates to run in the end i downloaded the service pack from microsoft and installed it on a frsh copy of windows with no previous updates installed on it and that worked, but overall it was not a smooth process .i spent hours installing the service pack readiness utility and doing sum file checks and so on not how i wanted to spend my day


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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    44MB via Windows Update on two machines with no problems.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    Worked fine here...
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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    Downloaded, but I can't be bothered to install it. If I need to reinstall Windows for any reason, I'll use it then.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    i realised last night before i went to bed that on the bottom corner of my screen it said evaluation copy build 7601, Somehow it decided i installed the beta service pack so i had to uninstall it and start again.


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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    Installed one 64-bit and one 32-bit versions last night. No problems so far, but I haven't given it a real workout yet.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 SP1 hits the airwaves

    Only problem I've noticed so far is that it reset all my video file associations to WMP. Other than that, it was as transparent as I expected.

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