Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Available Today to the Common Man

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ceator3571

I received this error while install Windows 7 (64-bit) SP1. Does anybody have any idea how to solve this? "WindowsUpdate_80200053" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" 

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ceator3571

The problem was solved by running Windows Update the next day. Go-figure. 

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masterlink

Gonna du a backup first

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mdude

Windows update alerted me it was available before I saw it on any of the various websites I peruse.

Since chances are pretty good I'll be reinstalling Windows at some point, I went off to microsoft.com/downloads to find the full install.

The search "windows 7 service pack 1" brought up 0 hits. So did "windows 7 sp1".

So I went to the convenient drop downs below to narrow my search criteria w/o using specific words. Low and behold "windows 7 sp1" is a category! However, select it with no keywords, and you get one match that has nothing to do with windows 7 sp1 (as far as I could tell).

I then decided to limit to Windows 7 (not SP1) for released in last 30 days. Aha, finally a link!

Being paranoid, Microsoft requires "validation". Being a firefox user, I downloaded the handy tool for validation. However, upon running, it tells me the version I'm using is outdated, and to get a new version and to check my PC time (PC time is fine).

So.. I fireup IE, figuring the activeX crasher, I mean control, will probably work better. Head off the URL, and try validating.

I get a poorly worded dialog asking me if I want to display all items (no), or just the secure ones (yes). I pick the wrong one (didn't read it all the way the first time). Of course no activex install pops up.

So I try again. I get that pop up no less than 3 times before it finally installs and I get links to download.

Finally downloading... at about 180kb/s, a little over 50% of my download cap.

I hope the install goes better than this.

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Caboose

I may wait a couple of days to do my work PC, but I should be updating my home PC tonight!

 

I wonder how long before the user Bullwinkle J. Moose shows up spouting on about his conspiracy crap!

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knexkid

So I finally got it downloaded from the microsoft download center. I got the x64 executable file. I try to install it and it says I need to restart my computer before I can install it. So I do and relaunch it. I must restart my computer to install.....and I get that over and over again. So it doesn't work. Good job microsoft. I'm trying to download the 2gig ISO now to see if that works...

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knexkid

Finally found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2505743 which says you have to install update KB2454826 in order for SP1 to install.

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knexkid

ISO didn't work...maybe it's because the ISO is using the exact same executable file that I already downloaded and tried. So what do I do now? I would really dig using SP1. Contrary to everything I read, I actually just have windows updates off. I just install service packs. Had some bad experiances with updating winXP every week back in the day so I just don't do it anymore. Now a SP is out and I can't install it. When will the windows update version be pushed out?

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Caboose

*facepalms*

Hand over your geek card!

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Keith E. Whisman

Um, not updating you windows install every month is a very foolish thing to do. Those security updates and stability updates are there for a reason. I'm pretty sure you probably need a few updates in order to install SP1. 

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avenger48

SP1 is on windows update, but you will probably need to refresh it to see it.

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Keith E. Whisman

OK, I got things figured out. If your using the beta or RC versions then all you have to do is uninstall your current version of SP1. If you have like me run a junk file clean up program like CCleaner then you won't be able to completely remove the old Service Pack. I was able to download the 1.9GB version that is linked on the download page and install it manually. So don't sweat it if you can't fully uninstall your old SP1. I don't think you'll be able to automatically update it that's all.

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Jesterace

Installing it now as we speak and 2 more machines to go. 

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Keith E. Whisman

Here is a link for Sp1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. It's the best I could find so far if you can't wait. It's 1.9GB but it's probably worth it if you want it now. It's the RTM version.  http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/downloads/pages/windows_7_sp1.aspx 

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Keith E. Whisman

I uninstalled SP1 RC and my Windows 7 installation is still labeled as Win 7 Home Premium SP1 Evaluation Copy that expires in August. It's not an eval copy. It was a full licensed and activated copy until I installed SP1 RC. 

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Maldacai

Went to download the windows 7 SP1 and the file is locked..  you need to be an OEM Partner to download it.   At least from the link that was provided.

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Paul_Lilly

The link now points to the Service Pack Center for Windows. It should be available for download later today.

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Jesterace

Yeah, I noticed that as well, can not download the iso either. 

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