What's Your Upgrade Experience to Windows 7 SP1 Been Like?

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andresau

4 Computers.

3 Success stories.

One failed update attempt.

For some reason or another IE 9 and SP1 are erroring out in Windows Ultimate x64. I have not had enough time to research the problem.

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Spartacus1

I can't even get it installed.

I get a message saying "Cannont access boot partition.  installation failed"

 

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merinpat

I tried to instal;l this on all 5 of my PC's running windows 7 ultimate.  After may failures I resorted to the web.  I located a Microsoft page after searching error C00000034?  ( may not have enough zero's)  After following the instructions of uninstalling language packs the upgrade went smooth.  It still took a long time but there were no errors.

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andresau

I have the same error code! Could you reference the link you mentioned please? Thank you in advance!

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NaMald1

I have Ultimate 32 bit.  I haven't had any problems with it at all.  I updated and really didn't any change.  To be frank I thought it was a waste of time.   That's one man's opinion.

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McQ

4 machines all 64 bit dl'd the900MB exe installer file worked perfectly on all the machines - no worries...

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fusobotic

I got it installed on one of my computers that I've been using heavily for about a year. The only thing is it corrupted some of my boot files and made my computer randomly crash upon startup. Suffice it to say, I ended up getting another hard drive and doing a clean install of windows. I updated to sp1 and it works fine now.

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fusobotic

I got it installed on one of my computers that I've been using heavily for about a year. The only thing is it corrupted some of my boot files and made my computer randomly crash upon startup. Suffice it to say, I ended up getting another hard drive and doing a clean install of windows. I updated to sp1 and it works fine now.

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JohnP

3 machines, no issues. 20 minutes? per...

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highdef

It sucks!

My 7 won't update at all!

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jaymz668

installed on a laptop and a desktop, both 64 bit. No issues so far apart from taking a lot longer than expected, a couple of hours in one case

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RichWhy

Installed SP1 on one 32-bit and two 64-bit machines. Got the error on one of the 64s.  Thank Dog it was just a test machine. 

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MleB

I've got a Acer TravelMate that came with Win Pro 7 installed. I've done all the updates - none failed - since I got the machine a couple of months ago, but I've never had the SP1 update show up at all and System Properties show me still running the original Win Pro. Manually checking for updates says I have no new updates available, while the log shows the usual updates still coming in and installed without issue.

Not worried - yet. And my notebook still works - which is a step above some apparently.

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Newt2112

2 desktops and one laptop with no issues. Keeping systems updated made it easier. Downloaded the update and burned it to disk for future re-installs.

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lostjuan

My cat hasn't stopped meowing since the upgrade. Unbuntu didn't like it at all. Aside from that the desktop took 3 attempts to install the netbook I just gave up on and then it decided it was ready and and then the install went fine. For some reason gadgets now suck up 2 gigs of ram. It also reset wmp and their was another oddity that I can't remember.

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c3ajeff

11 machines absolutely no glitches. I'd say (so far) this is the smoothest SP1 I've experienced on any Windows platform. As for performance, I've noticed a slight improvement in startup time and on HP laptops, cooler operation (I think it has to do with an NVIDIA driver enhancement.) 

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c3ajeff

11 machines absolutely no glitches. I'd say (so far) this is the smoothest SP1 I've experienced on any Windows platform. As for performance, I've noticed a slight improvement in startup time and on HP laptops, cooler operation (I think it has to do with an NVIDIA driver enhancement.) 

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c3ajeff

11 machines absolutely no glitches. I'd say (so far) this is the smoothest SP1 I've experienced on any Windows platform. As for performance, I've noticed a slight improvement in startup time and on HP laptops, cooler operation (I think it has to do with an NVIDIA driver enhancement.) 

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Frameboy

I had to re-install my SB drivers, that's it.

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rruscio

3 laptops, 2 desktops, both 32 and 64 bit. No issues at all.

Feels a bit quicker, but hey ...

rr

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mkulczycki

I've upgraded both my desktop & laptop to SP1 and had no problems whatsoever. I found that when downloading it from the Windows Update site that it took quite a while, but other than that, everything went fine.

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tiger_shark

was able to install mine(32bit ultimate) with no problem whatsoever, thank goodness!

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ReDEnergy

Since i upgrate to SP1 i get a lot of BSOD's from atikmdag.sys display driver. I tried with older drivers from ATI or the new ones but no one works well. Just like that the display driver sometimes fails to load and here it is: BSOD. I had to disable standby also because every time when i wake up the computer , i get another blue screen. That's the life. Now i;m waiting to see when the new drivers will appear and if there will be any change.

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livebriand

I installed it on 1 desktop and had absolutely no issues at all - completely painless. Performance might have improved a tad.

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k0rdp69

i have update 2 laptops and 1 desktop.   the first laptop update with no problems.  the other laptop and desktop fail during the update through windows update. i ended up downloading the 900+ mb file and installed from it. both went smoothly . Have had no problems since

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billcipp

It reset Windows Media Player on all machines I've updated.  Back to default settings.  Also reset speaker outputs to default on all programs that uses them including WMP.  Other than that no problems.

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bingojubes

so far, i have not noticed any differences - my crack/patch-activated copy of office 2010 did all of a sudden lost its activation, though. maybe its time i bought myself a copy, now.

 

have not had any other issues.

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iamcp3o

FYI it seems to only be an issue on OEM builds as opposed to a user installing off a WIN 7 install disc

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mario_ramalho

5 attempts to install SP1 on a 32-bit Win 7 Pro resulted in 5 system restores, as it would reboot after initial instalation and then crashed the OS when attempting to restart and finalize the instalation. I'm  just gonna leave it alone for now. I have another machine with a 64-bit Win 7 Home Premium that i'm now afraid to update as well. 

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Trooper_One

Have three systems (2x on Win7HP and 1x on Win7Pro) - no problems on all three.

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mgalletly

Updated 4 Windows 7 Home Premium and one Windows 7 Ultimate, all x64 without a hitch.

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Blaze589

I installed SP1 via Windows Update and had no problems. I then decided to do a fresh install with a slipstreamed Win7 USB .ISO; no problems there either. Btw installing via USB is very fast. I'd say it took me about 10 minutes to write the files to disk. It's a little longer once you facter in the predesktop setup.

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charcaroth

Updated five machines with no problems.  One 64 bit ultimate, four 32 bit professional. 

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DogPatch1149

Continual problems with 800706BE error (RPC_S_CALL_FAILED) on one laptop, even with disabled antivirus and firewall, repair install of Win 7, and running the System Upgrade Readiness Tool package from MS.  Last resort will be to backup and nuke the laptop with a clean install and try it again...

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Neufeldt2002

No problems on 2 64bit machines here. Did a fresh install first though.

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beamsniper

I've experienced the 0xc0000034 error on 3 machines. You can reproduce this error by configuring your windows 7 workstation to install updates from a WSUS server, then clicking "shut down and install updates". If it installs service pack 1, you will get this error. There is a third workaround that microsoft doesn't recommend, but I had to resort to on all three machines as all three times Service Pack 1 deleted the restore points, and the registry edit didn't work.

Link to workaround on technet forums.

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BlazePC

Ultimate x64, no issues what-so-ever.

IE9 RC, ha ha, now that's an entirely different ball of wax...

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blindhorizon

I'm not really to concerned with install problems, what i'm curious about is..

How has this update effected your computer, performance, stability, or other factors, that is my main concern.

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reutnes

I don't have any numbers for you, but I really haven't noticed anything.  As far as my mid-range computer cares, it's just another update.

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Exarkun1138

I have has absolutely no issues. My 3 systems work as they did before SP1. MS said there would be little performance impact from SP1, other than to get those systems out there updated to the latest patches with one package. Otherwise, it was a non-issue as far as the impact on the systems goes. At least for me.

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nickb64

Since SP1 installed on my machine, the network icon in the taskbar only shows the no network connections icon, even though it is connected to either ethernet or WiFi, or both of them at the same time. It's not that big of an issue, but it is kind of annoying because it makes it hard to know whether I'm connected or not.

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Evil Claw

I have 2 laptops and a netbook, W7 ult, W7 HP and W7 Starter(blech!) and haven't had an issue with any of them.

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sotoa

Problem with my 64bit Win 7 Pro laptop. After several attempts, I read that I had to temporarily shut the antivirus (AVG 2011) and then it worked.
No problems on my 2 32bit Win7 desktops and no problem on a 32bit laptop.

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Exarkun1138

I upgraded all 3 systems in my house (1 workstation and 2 laptops) to Windows 7 SP1 without a single hitch! No problems what-so-ever! Very smooth upgrade......

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gendoikari1

Pretty quick, on all 3 systems I upgraded it on. It even cooperated with Crossfire.

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JDHatman

I've upgraded my 3 computers and several computers where I work and I've not encountered 1 issue so far.

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al360ex

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, and my PC crashed (blue screen, no time to see the error number) - Not sure if it's due to my overclocking -  just as it was shutting down. When I restarted the system, everything seemed to work fine, except that when the it "finished" the update as it was booting (with the Windows logo), it said that a file was corrupted. I tried twice to reboot it with no success. It wasn't able to restore to a previous restoration point either. Repairing the boot section didn't help. I then used my installation CD to tried to boot from there (and repair my PC from there) to no avail.

I was, however, successful in retoring my PC using an image system. I was lucky, it was only 1 week old so I didn't loose anything important. For once, I was glad to have a comlete copy of my PC on another HDD. It takes a lot of place (400Gb), but it saved me from having to do a clean install and reinstalling all my programs.

 

Conclusion : Do not update with an overclocked PC. Put everything back to "stock", then proceed. Also, don't forget to backup everything on a separate drive. Having an image of your system could also be useful.

After restoring everything, I was finally able to update to SP1.

Good luck to you all !

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KLund1

After the upgrade, I lost all my Firefox plugins. When I loaded FF for teh forst time after the upgrade, FF looked like it was a fresh install. Has to reload all the plugins. ALso lost install of Turbotax, but data was ok. Not a big beal, but this is the fisrt time I had something like this happen after as SP install.

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chart2006

My Dell XPS 1640 took multiple attempts but continued to fail.  After uninstalling applications I no longer use it finally installed without an issue.  The original error code I was getting said I needed something else installed but I don't remember what it was off the top of my head.  It appeared to be a common issue when I did the research.  Oh well it's installed now.

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Tech Girl88

Have done 5 computers in my house, 4 laptops with 32 bit and 1 desktop with 64, and have only had an issue with one of the laptops. It will BSOD at random times, following a very slow performance and spike in CPU. This computer was fine before the SP with no viruses. I'll be taking the SP off tonight and see if that fixes it.

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