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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is Released: But Should You Install It?

Microsoft has just released the final version of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, but should you drop everything and go through the process of installing it? Where can you get it? We’ve got the answers for you.

If you’ve never installed a service pack before, it’s just a big collection of fixes and changes for your operating system, bundled into a big fat download to make it more convenient if you reinstall—if you’ve kept Windows updated, it should have most of the fixes already installed through Windows Update.

Answers to Questions You Should Be Asking

Whether you were going to ask these questions or not, we’re giving you the answers that you really need to know.

  • Where Do You Download It?
    While you can download the service pack manually from the Microsoft Download site, you should probably just go through Windows Update and select the optional SP1 update from there, since it’ll only download exactly what you need. More on this below.
  • It’s in Windows Update? Will I Get it Automatically?
    Nope. It’s an optional update (at this point) in Windows Update, so you’ll only get it if you choose to install it.
  • Does This Make You More Secure?
    If you haven’t installed anything off Windows Update in a while, first, shame on you! It’s important to keep yourself updated! Also, this release is essentially a big fat roundup of all the security fixes and bugfixes since Windows 7 was released, combined with a few extra bits of functionality. If you have Windows Update set to automatic, the service pack will not make you more secure.
  • How Long Does It Take to Install?
    The installation time isn’t terribly long, about 30 minutes, but depending on your internet connection, it’ll take quite a while to download. Your best bet is to start the install and then walk away for a while.
  • Should I Drop Everything and Install it Today?
    Not unless you’re bored or you haven’t run updates in a long time. There’s very little in terms of new features, and you’d be better off waiting until the download rush is over. There’s also the possibility of problems, so you might want to wait.

If you do want to download it directly, you can do so from the Microsoft Download site.

New Features in Service Pack 1

There’s not a ton of great new stuff in SP1, at least from the perspective of the end user. Here’s the quick list of stuff that might maybe matter to you:

  • Improved HDMI audio device performance: there’s a small update that helps reliability of HDMI audio devices after rebooting. This is listed as a feature in the release notes, but really feels like a bug fix.
  • Corrected behavior when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents: If you’re trying to print XPS documents that have landscape and portrait pages in the same document, now they will print correctly. All 5 of you can now rejoice.
  • Change to behavior of “Restore previous folders at logon” functionality: If you used the “Restore previous folders at logon” feature in Folder Options, the folders would restore into a cascaded set of windows. Now they will restore to where they were.
  • Support for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX): supports a newer processor extension that improves performance for floating point intensive applications.
  • Improved Support for Advanced Format (512e) Storage Devices: hard drive manufacturers are transitioning to a new 4KB physical sector size, and now Windows 7 supports this better.

There’s a lot of other bugfixes and security fixes, but these are the most notable ones according to Microsoft’s documentation.

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Head to Windows Update through your Start Menu search box, and then click on the “Important updates are available” link. If you don’t see this link, click the “Check for updates” on the left side, and it should show up.

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You should see Windows 7 Service Pack 1 in the list, and you’ll need to check it (it’s unchecked by default).

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Click the OK button, then click to install it, and then just wait. It’ll take a while to download, and once it finishes downloading, it’ll force you to reboot.

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After some more time passes, you’ll be rebooted, stuff will happen, and then you’ll see the dialog saying that it’s installed.

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There’s a lot of white space in that dialog. Seems like they could have put a picture there, or made it smaller.

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  • Published 02/22/11

Comments (302)

  1. ColdEmbrace

    I installed it lol not sure the difference it made lol maybe i didnt need it :D

  2. Scott

    Yay! Installing windos 7 at the computer store I intern at just became a lot faster :D

  3. franciscog

    This SP, isn’t as bis as sp2 were for xp

  4. Angel

    Is there an iso. image available incase the worst happens and I have to re-install the SP1? I had to re-install both of Vista SP 1&2 packs and took over 2 hrs. I was just wondering if there was an iso image available in Win 7 SP1? thanks

  5. Twolane
  6. Sterling

    I installed SP1 (64-bit) as soon as it was posted on Windows Update and it all went well. The only thing that took a while was the download. Now on my dad’s netbook the download and installation took longer. There was something about Assembling Service Pack, which took the longest of the whole process.

    I did get a Recommended update, KB2387530, that failed to installed because Windows Update said my machine didn’t need it, so why did it recommended it?

  7. Bob

    I’m bored

  8. Sterling

    PS And that Windows 7 SP 1 is now installed window is a little too big for just the one sentence.

  9. JReese

    Just attempted to install it from Windows Update on a Windows 7 Pro x64 system and it froze half way through installation. Now the system sits with a flashing cursor at boot with no access to safe mode…

  10. The Geek

    @JReese

    Did you reboot it during the install? In any case, your best bet is going to be booting off a Windows CD and getting to the repair menu.

    For what it’s worth, I’ve installed it on multiple systems without any problems.

  11. Methuselah

    I installed it. It borked XP mode. I’d suggest waiting a while, if you use XP mode.

    Had to Uninstall XP mode & MS virtual PC, then reinstall.

    (A mere 2 1/2 hours, and bouncing between 6 techs managed to get me that info.)

    I don’t often use XP mode, just to answer XP questions. I do use VirtualBox a lot, but can’t do both it and MS’s virtual at the same time.

  12. raphoenix

    Make no mistake about it, this Service Pack 1 is IMPORTANT and should be installed due to hardware transition which is now taking place.

    Example:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018

  13. JohnC01

    Is it just me or after installing the sp1 it makes your laptop run hotter than usual? Seems like it did mine.

  14. indianacarnie

    Been running it for awhile now….. haven’t really noticed any difference , but no problems either.

  15. thenonhacker

    I just installed it. :) I want to test the HDMI improvement.

    TIP: Be sure to Defrag you hard drive after installing any patch. Whether it’s a Windows Patch, a Windows Update, even games like Starcraft II Patch, always defrag.

  16. thenonhacker

    @JohnC01: That’s normal, it’s the hard disk activity during the installation process.

  17. waylader

    I installed windows 7 Service pack,then had to do a system restore ,because when it rebooted after installing the sevice pack, explorerer wouldn`t load and i had a black screen with a little box say “configuring your persolised desktop”.Just be sure you need to install it.

  18. Grant

    “All 5 of you can now rejoice”
    Haha, no one uses XPS :)

  19. Graeme Johnstone

    I let windows install SP1.
    It failed.
    It failed a second time.
    It would not boot in safe mode but half pie did something before blue screen.
    More safe mode failures so I prohibited all access to the internet and attempted a system restore.
    System restore failed twice.

    Reverted to a safe earlier restore point with a proprietary utility that used a linux operating system to rebuild the restore point from outside windows.

    I strongly suspect that windows wanted to conduct business on its own behalf on my internet through remote control that I have disallowed.

    Is it likely that the SP1 should be attempted again without a fire wall protecting my computer or is this the beginning of the naggs that XP had for a while.

    Graeme

  20. Snake

    I don’t agree that it won’t make your computer more secure. SP1 contains tons of unreleased patches, which we might not even know of that those bugs existed in the first place.

    I downloaded my version of Windows 7 from MSDN with SP1 integrated and it seems to be running just fine :)

  21. Siva

    You should add another point that.. upgrade only if your version is Genuine ..

  22. seasider

    @Siva. Shhh, we are not keen on people who use illegal software. Not keen on Micro$oft either but what the heh.

  23. Evert

    install is a no-go: I keep getting ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED(0×80070005), even after removing my anti-virus software, and killing off anything else non-essential.

  24. Rebs

    @ event
    did you download the Microsoft Fixit tool
    I got an error as well
    Downloaded and ran the tool and SP1 installed fine after that.
    The length of time to download is a joke but too be expected as most who were aware
    of the release today have installed once it went live

  25. john

    I’m not installing it untill I have to have it. I hate updating (even though I do it every Wednesday)

  26. Radman

    You can regain about 3GB of Drive Space by removing the backup files afterSP1 installation.

    Removing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Backup Files

    The easiest way to remove the backup files of the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installation is the following. Open an elevated command prompt. You do that with a click on the start orb, the selection of All Programs > Accessories, a right-click on Command Prompt and the selection of Run as Administrator.

    Use the following command to free up disk space after the service pack installation:

    dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    The process takes a few minutes to complete, it’s not done when it says 100%. Wait til you see the sentences “Service Pack Cleanup operation completed. The operation completed successfully”.

    Please remember that you cannot uninstall the service pack after you have cleaned up the disk space.

  27. Braden

    Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 fixed a big woe for me. iTunes, along with Windows Media Player would randomly freeze after a random period of time. Sounds silly, I know. It gets better: Neither application would exit from the task manager’s process listing. Any attempts to end the process would be futile. They just wouldn’t end. I tried everything. Updated drivers, checked system BIOS, etc. Did it all. What fixed it? Service Pack 1. Imagine that.

  28. Dr-Hack

    Looks like it was Service Pack 1 Beta …lets wait for a Release Candidate …

    Windows 7 are awesome no doubt … why to make a service pack which is not even having any huge fixes ? … OR .. the reason i think is to fight the piracy and get the validation check installed as well … well nothing worth mentioning in sp

  29. KB Prez

    I laughed when I saw the headline “But should you install it?”. I had just finished the install! It went very smoothly. The download took much longer than the actual install. I keep Windows up-to-date, so there’s not much new in it for me, but I’m happy it went without a hitch.

  30. GranPaSmurf

    sitting here reading this on phone while restsrted computer says “Configuring Windows Updates -35% complete – Do not turn off your computer” for about an hour now. The wheel is not spinning, but mouse works. I guess I’ll go to gym & try to work out some frustrarion before I RESTSART IN RESTORE & choose YESTERDAY!

  31. What, me worry?

    Installed and, so far, all went well (knock on wood). For all, anytime you install anything on computer, update or regular software, for some there is something that is going to go wrong! If not, you would not need most forum boards. So, if problems on installation, suggest close all running applications and install. When it reboots, all running applications will again start. Good luck.

  32. jonathan

    same issue as GRANPASMURF, but at a different percentage. with the wheelthingy spinning. went up to 14% after almost 2 hours then rebooted. now it’s been at 9% for some 30 minutes. hoping it fails or goes through, doesn’t really matter, I just want acces to my computer again without having to force quit the update ヽ(´o`;

  33. DavidB

    Tried to download got stuck on 25% for 15 minutes, cancelled it. To me it seemed like the process had stopped. FYI I have Comcast xfinity.
    Why can’t MS put a real meter in their update to show us what is really happening? I know that would require having some sort of “Magic Box” and some sort of way to telling it what to do, but I predict that someday it will be possible.

  34. Kevalin

    About half of Windows 7 updates seem to be good for little more than breaking programs and forcing you to waste time installing said updates to keep yoir computer running smoothly. The idea of adding a whole “service pack” at once absolutely gives me the willies. Better to ads them as they come, so that when something stops working, you’ll at least have some idea of where to start looking for the cause and a fix.

  35. Kevalin

    About half of Windows 7 updates seem to be good for little more than breaking programs and forcing you to waste time uninstalling said updates to keep yoir computer running smoothly. The idea of adding a whole “service pack” at once absolutely gives me the willies. Better to ads them as they come, so that when something stops working, you’ll at least have some idea of where to start looking for the cause and a fix.

  36. James E. Sprinkel

    Seamless install

  37. XPman

    XP + nLite = what do I need more ?

  38. barbara

    Win 7 has a problem with installing net express for cobol
    Will sp1 solve the prolem and allow it to install

  39. Liolta

    Hey guys just wondering, would installing it affect my dual boot with ubuntu? thanks

  40. DavidSK

    Have installed and had to use system restore twice, keeps saying Error C00009A and whole pc freezes. using Win7 64bit version.

  41. waltdisneypixar

    what about the arrange folder LIKE I WANT, dragging and dropping the folder WHERE I WANT

    is that corrected???????

  42. Ronald Irvin

    I tried installing SP 1 (64 bit) for Windows Home Preimen & it Kept crashing with the blue screen.
    Finaly I rebooted in safe mode & it removed it……….

  43. jer

    After I installed it the only new thing I noticed was a blue screen of death, because it broke the video driver for my MSI motherboard. Fortunately I was able to figure that out fast, or else I’d still be cussing. A new driver from the MSI website fixed it fine. So anyway what was new and exciting? Nothing. What would have been great would be native support for USB 3.0

  44. W707

    I hope the sevice pk helps to speed windows 7 up a bit because it’s been a real dog lately

  45. conejo

    very good post; definitely I shall wait till there’s something really needed. Just as you say, if one keeps actualized, checking what to get and what not, there will be not much gain isntalling a package like this, but instead getting all the junkie files that one didn’t want before as standalones. Thank you for pointing it out and pointing out the few really new updates that hte pacjkage contains.

  46. sahil

    i have installed server pack 1 from windows update on my laptop when i restart i get blue screen i had repair my start up use system restore to go back!!!
    any ideas why its causing this problem!

    now im rebooted back into windows it has been 1 hour its still says downloading sp1 !!
    wth^^

  47. 35Tony

    Thanks to “Twolane” for download link for ISO. Naturally before you are allowed to download any Service Pack updates you have to download the WGA first. Mine went smoothly and the whole ISO (2GB) came down in less than 5 min.
    Funny thing though. I’m on my computer running Win XP. So much for Micro… security.
    I’m looking forward to install on my Win 7 comp.

  48. Ravi Lodhiya

    I have followed the instructions given on this post and past 2 hours I am looking at the screen saying
    Please do not power off or unplug your machine.
    Installing update 1of 3..

    I don’t know what to do. Should I wait? It would better if it shows me what it is exactly doing instead of boring message.

    What a shame for Microsoft!
    I will update my status if I got any success.

  49. waltdisneypixar

    STILL THE SAME PROBLEM WITH SP1:

    Where is in windows explorer auto arrange disable mode???

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7files/thread/087d9106-e846-4869-b0a0-7ca92d872a86/?prof=required

  50. Gary

    Found a bug since installing Windows 7 SP1 I can no longer right click on a file and send to email recipient using Office 2010 Office starts to open IE you get the splash screen but then nothing happens.

  51. Chappers

    So far, SP1′s been hopeless for me… it spat out Error c0000034 and refused to boot, so I attempted to System Restore, which caused a catastrophic error… luckily had a System Image from 3 days ago, but still lost some data.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for things to do before I attempt to install it again, apart from obvious things like backup?

  52. RN

    So yeah.. Installed on my laptop. Works great!
    Tried on my other computer. Takes AGES to download. Canceled, and downloaded manually with direct download. Took time, but got it at last. Now installing and I’ve waited 1.5 hrs here, the meter got half completed, then almost done, and suddenly it got back halfway again. How long does this take?!

  53. DJE

    Downloaded it as soon as I heard about it. Laptop is moving much faster. Granted it took forever (over an hour) for it to download, however I’ve been through worse.

    BTW, it didn’t download the first time around; I just clicked on “try again” or whatever the wording is, and it went through without a hitch.

    And yes, I keep things updated.

  54. Anthony

    Is this a good time to do an in-place reinstall of Windows from the Windows 7 CD (to clean things up) and then install the SP? Would the result be a cleaner install than all the individual upates?

  55. dood

    A useful tip for ATI graphics card owners who use Driver Sweeper to clean out old drivers before installing new ones, you might have problems installing SP1.

    Seems like some files that SP1 needs get deleted by Driver Sweeper which in turn causes the SP1 update to fail.

    Full instructions on restoring the files needed from a backup, or if you have no backup, downloads containing the necessary files are available at the Driver Sweeper forum.

    http://forum.phyxion.net/viewtopic.php?id=17

  56. Robyn

    SP1 installed today for me with no problems at all on a 32-bit.

  57. Zsnark

    Apparently my version of 7 gives MS some WGA heartburn. I’ve managed to find some help with this. Not from MS, however, who never, ever responds to any contact I attempt. Example in point: I have been unable to get into hotmail for the past six month or so with Bing/IE7 and IE8. I can get in using Chrome (?!). Also, when I attempted to try IE9, it trailed a vicious, malignant Trojan named Antivirus-IS which was murder to get rid of.

    At any rate, based upon your description of the update package not having much if you have been doing regular updates, I think I will pass on this “gift” from MS. I’d still like to know what was in that mystery download which I passed on, too. I’m running pretty well right now. 7 is so much better than the beta version, called Vista, which was inflicted on me when I bought this present box about 30 months ago.

    I do not trust MS…it’s (to me) the robber baron of PC world…sort of the 800lb. gorilla in the cage. I was running slow and had occasion to drop a pretty good chuck of $$ on IYOGI. But after several sessions with those guys in India on remote control, my system is zooming!

  58. Gary

    Apart from the small bug with Office 2010 I had no problems Downloading or installing Windows 7 SP1 32 bit, from windows update, The computer is mutch faster than before, CPU level is mutch lower, RAM usage is lower, wel worth the update.

  59. Robert Wilkins

    Whole thing for me was smooth as silk. Took a while
    to d/load but install was fast. Rebooting took a while to rebuild
    the desktop and was pleasantly surprised to see that all the
    generic icons that I had for a few programs actually changed
    to the true colored ones they should have been in the first place.
    All in all – no problems.

  60. JP

    Win 7 SP 1 Installation Failed: Error 0×80070002. Disabled startup of all programs and tried again. Still got Error. Downloaded SP 1 Update file to my PC and tried again. Same error. Downloaded Windows6.1-KB947821-v10-x64.msu “System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821)” and ran it. It found 2 errors and indicated that it fixed them. Tried to install the Win 7 SP 1 again. The installation appeared to work and it rebooted the PC. After reboot, the “Starting Windows” screen appeared and an hour later the “Starting Windows” screen was still there. There was no HD activity and it appeared that the system had locked up. I rebooted the PC and got a screen indicating there was a problem with the startup and it gave an option to repair startup. I chose this option and was then given the option to run system restore or cancel. I chose the restore option and eventually Win 7 started but indicated that the SP 1 Update was not successful. I the discovered several problems with Win 7, too many to try to repair. Fortunately I use a Ghosting program and was able to restore my system.

  61. Miss. Andrea Borman.

    But this post did not say which edition of Windows 7 is installed with Win 7 service pack 1. Do you get Windows 7 starter,Home Premium,Proffesional or Ultimate? My Netbook only came with windows 7 starter so I had to upgrade to Home Premium. But if this service back does not give you the edition of Win 7 you want it is then a waste of time downloading it.Andrea Borman.

  62. TheEqualizer

    SP1 installed fine on my laptop, but on my PC I now end up with a black screen when the desktop should appear and even ctrl-alt-del gives an error message :|

  63. sti25impreza

    This is a pretty big service pack. Windows update fools you because it only downloads the parts you are missing. In my case it was only 39 meg. If you get it from the M$ website its almost gig.

  64. BigD

    Installed sp 1 today for windows 7 ultimate 64 bit..after that any game running DX9 would crash i tried atleast 20 games all crashed. Before sp 1 everyone of them worked.So now im looking for answers for past 5-6 hours (which is how i found this place) uninstalling sp 1 then see if it helps.

  65. Ben

    Thanks for the command Radman… now my win7 backups can fit on a DL DVD again!

  66. Sideshowbob

    The main feature of Win SP1 is an upgrade of WAT (windows activation) If you refused the previous KB971033 patch your going to get it in SP1. The new WAT disables over 60 hacks for Genuine Advantage. Whats more it will phone home every 90 days to check for the latest hacks and update its data base. If that were not enough, Microsoft plans to issue future patches labeled “security fix” that will secretly check to make sure WAT has not been disabled. Nothing else about the service pack is very notable except for a lack of any patch for the current critical zero day exploit.

  67. micass

    I tried the command that Radman gave but it returns “Elevated permissions are required to run DISM. Use an elevated command prompt to complete these tasks”.

    I already have administrator settings so what is it trying to tell me??

  68. JP

    Ref. previous posting ‘Win 7 SP 1 Installation Failed: Error 0×80070002.”
    Desktop PC
    Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
    AMD Phenom II x4 955 955 Processor 3.2 GHz
    8.00 GB (1333 Memory)
    ASUS M4A88T-M Motherboard with on board ATI HD 4250 Graphics.

  69. howdie

    I don’t know what happened, everything was going fine with the download of sp1 (although download kept hanging up) until it tried to confiqure and then it went into loop it would fail and then try again I think it finally gave up and asked if I wanted to open windows normally . I selected to open in safe mode . that didn’t work as in the safe mode it went back to a restore point. I might try to install later but I’ll have to wait until they get more bugs out.

  70. john3347

    I never have seen so many people clamoring for something that they already have if they have been installing regular updates all along. The few minor changes found in SP1 are effectively non-existent for the typical computer user and even quite insignificant for very advanced user and all the updates have been installed one at a time over the last year and a half. Take a break and wait until SP1 is debugged and required for additional updates before getting excited about installing it. I have been running SP1 beta on a test machine for several months now, and I can assure you that none of the issues that we have been complaining about and fretting with have been addressed.

  71. Rick

    After installing this piece of junk my Call of Duty World at War game takes like 5 times as much to load and in between screens. I’m getting it off my laptop right now.

  72. notanidiot

    look at all the idiots with poorly configured systems having issues with it :D

  73. BanjoBoy

    I installed Windows 7 SP1 on 4 computers, Compaq Desktop (64bit), Fujitsu-Siemens laptop (32bit), VMware Guest (64bit) and VMware Guest (32bit) and I get Blue Screen of Death on 3 out of 4!!!

    The only one that I can boot is the VMware Guest (32bit) – try again Microsoft and better luck next time.

    But nice that MS did make it easy to remove SP1.

  74. John C

    Seamless but long install. After install of SP1 on 64bit, constant BSDs and freezes. Also, when initiating a change such as an update, screen goes dark, then after a short bit, comes back. Any suggestions?

  75. pbug56

    Can the SP be installed from safe mode network? I’ve done that with previous service packs and when I have the installations have been much smoother. Typically I DL the .MSI, reboot in safe network – which, o9f course, stops antivirus and other nonsense from running, then run the SP installation.

    I have not tried this yet for Win 7 SP1 – has anyone out there done it?

  76. FUUUUUUU

    They may be idiots, but they can’t help it, you’re a douche by choice.

  77. pandaSmore

    Just installed, and it installed fine. No problems so far. I’ll update if I have any.

  78. ritchie58

    I had nothing but trouble once installed. Boot up time slowed to a crawl until eventually I couldn’t get past the Welcome screen. I had to use System restore in Safe Mode to uninstall it. After that my PC is working just like it always did. Lean and mean. Bottom line? INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK! OS: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit.

  79. david

    Downloaded ok but Outlook 2010 hasn’t worked since and was fine all day.

  80. ERFrizki

    I’m getting this SP1 off my laptop right now. Looks like it is ‘incompatible’ with my ASUS N82JV, it made my laptop frozen right after a few minutes I logged on. Already disabled any hardware that I might find unused or something but still make my laptop freeze. Argh. Gotta wait until it is really safe after all since THEY ARE removing compatibility mode for Win 9k/Me/2k/XP…

  81. internetvic

    I tried installing it on 3 of the 6 computers in my household. After the first unsuccessful attempt on an old laptop, I stopped the install on the other 2 computers and won’t bother now. Microsoft should understand that people like me just want to use their computers for their work, leisure etc, and not have to spend hours pulling out their hair trying to figure out what went wrong on something that Microsoft told us is important for our system. I really dont want to join the cult of Apple, but if it means I can just turn on my computer and got on with what I want to do reliably, then I will just have to start saving up my pennies

  82. lalala

    Hi, I have a question I am running ubuntu parallel to windows 7 so if i install this is it going to change the current grub settings or not???

  83. michael_aussie

    We have 20 Windows7 computers at work.
    Is there a way I can download the service pack, and saving it to our server, and then run this for all the computers?
    This will avoid me downloading it 20 times.

  84. BigD

    UPDATE: I have removed service pack 1 and now all systems and apps run normal again.

  85. David

    Installed on Win7 Pro x64. Went smoothly. I’ve noticed a problem now, however, with alt-tab behavior. I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS RELATED. At any rate, when I do alt-tab and aero peek is on, then the “peek” window goes in front of the alt-tab windows list…VERY annoying. It’s been reported before SP1 however.

  86. Bob

    On my second attempt it Took 3 hours to download and install on a high speed corporate network – did not install properly 1st time, but that time it only took 20 min

  87. Rick T

    Tried to install from the DVD.iso and all went well untill first reboot. Now sitting on the shutting down screen for 3 hours. What a POS !!

    Win 7 Ultimate x64.

  88. Ed Tubridy

    FATAL ERROR C0000034 APPLYING UPDATE OPERATION
    Win 7 Pro x64
    Had to do a restored to get it working again.
    I’m waiting…

  89. Dude!!

    I installed this Service Pack for some minutes ago, and it successed! Programs running normal too.
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

  90. Matt

    Installed in Win7 Pro 64-bit.
    No problems to report…yet XD

  91. jp

    I downloaded it and its said restart my PC so I did. It said please dont shut down your computer isnstalling . It downloaded to 30% then it said shutting down and froze there for about a half hour so i manually shut my PC down . it started back up and began downloading all the way to 100% then it said sp1 installed . so know my pc runs fine i downloaded it couse some of my upgrades i tried downloaded said failed and i didnt get all the upgrades for win 7 . So i recommended this sp1 upgrade if some of your win 7 upgrades says fail . becouse this upgrades all of win 7 updates at once ! check your update history to see what failed if any failed liked mine download this update to be up-to-date!

  92. Dave

    AS A computer tech for more than 15 years full and part time I have both used and installed most versions of Microsoft’s windows on many computers starting with windows 3.0 to windows me windows 95 not so stabile windows 98 s.e. was stabile then windows XP the best so far. then buggy eye candied vista with a lot of new tools and now buggy eye candied windows 7 with lots of new tools

    I have installed these systems on lots of computers and laptops and the sad truth is if you are a power user with high end hardware
    and like to use a lot of high end multimedia software or just a average user
    even with all MS updates and latest drivers installed windows vista and windows 7 both are so buggy over all,

    just maybe the next update may crash vista or 7 again,
    The new windows 7 sp1 patch crashed my system had to do a reinstall and windows 7 backup software dose not work half the time!!
    lets face it as a power user
    XP was far more stable until Microsoft’s latest updates that seem to ad some new tools to XP Then oddly less stable and less compatible with more D.R.M. control with Microsoft’s updates seeming lee bringing XP down to bate an hook us in to upgrading to vista or 7’s eye candy and game playing DX 10 in vista DX 11 in 7
    If not for this
    XP would still be the best op out there yet if Microsoft would have supported it properly but Microsoft needs money so XP must die!!

    What if Microsoft integrated DX 11 and some aero fetchers and tools in to XP would you have been so eager to upgrade??,

    by far XP
    is simpler to operate, yet I will say VISTA AND 7’ do better when installing device drivers closing and restarting crashed programs
    after all win 7 programs are freezing all the time so at least win 7 self fixing stuck programs it self helps win 7 look smarter

    and up to a year ago Microsoft updates didn’t crash XP then suddenly some MS updates started crashing XP.
    well MS fixed that.

    XP is still more compatible with more software than vista and 7 I still cannot install some of my software
    I paid for on windows vista or windows 7

    as a tech I get complaints and read on internet BB boards websites of complaints again ware windows vista and 7
    monitors are not coming on from sleep mode forcing a reboot Then programs either not working or freeze up forcing a close and re opening Microsoft’s updates may or may not crash your vista or win 7 system. And
    If installed on a used computer to get stability back
    buy new hardware but still unstable. I know I have these problems with both systems vista and 7 I did not have with XP
    So I still use XP as well,
    As for my customers thy are happy as light vista and 7 users that tend to
    have much less problems but still some are having problems
    using vista and win 7’s software that come with the op systems helps when the programs work.

    OK I love the eye candy in vista and 7 but hate the instability the biggest problems with vista and 7 are the countless systems ware as I sad above many monitors just wont wake up from sleep mode or go blank by just opening a program forcing a power down and reboot by holding the power button and for a vast number of you don’t try to use more than one monitor this makes the problems worse.

    I have spent much money on my personal windows 7 system to only find it so unstable having to reboot 1 to 3 times a day to get my monitor to light back up from sleep mode and it seems That NVidias high end video cards and NVidia software and drivers are crappy buggy with both vista and windows 7 for a lot of folks but good for gaming that is if NVidia is not baking my video card because the fan stays at 30% and will not go up no matter how hot the card gets wile playing 3-D games my video card runs up to 210 F then my system shuts off or my screen go’s blank to force a reboot and again just opening my email or the browser at different times the screen go’s blank and I have some of the same problems with vista mostly not waking the monitors from sleep this seems to be a problem with vista and 7 with most video cards including ATI yet Microsoft dose not seem to be able to fix these including NVidia with there driver up dates but I will say with all the forced reboots vista and 7 always come back on with out data corruption and I do like the eye candy and tools most important tool
    windows 7 backup that dose not work most of the time so i use a free generic backup program that works and gaming is very nice when my card is not baking even using NVidias tools to set the video card fan to run higher dose not work most of the time but Microsoft is making
    big money on these bate and hooks eye candy and tools yes i still use XP on my backup systems
    Don.

  93. Mike

    DON’T DO IT! BACK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER, NOW!

    I have done it twice on radically different machines… both times memory errors, THAT WERE NOT EASY TO FIX!

  94. Ray

    I installed the SP1 and with DSL it did not take too long to download (also had an update for Silverlight) and installation was straight forward, uneventful.

    Problem came after the installation and reboot. I tried to run a couple of games I play (one online (WoW) and the other I play offline (C&C3). Both programs froze after about 20 seconds of play w/WoW booting me from the server. Email also has a server error after approximate 20-25 seconds.

    Okay, tried to restore to prior day and the restoration fails. Went to Programs under Control Panel and did uninstall of SP1. After the uninstall and reboot, the computer was operating at it’s normal speed and the games all worked. Also no email problems.

    To me it is just another piece of wasted garbage and demonstrates that MS didn’t cover all bases prior to release. Having worked for a local ISP in the past, I know when programming changes are made some computers have no problems, with others the owner threatens to take a hatchet to the piece of technology that offends thee.

    System: 4gb SDRAM (PC2 6200), system hard drive (C:/) 500GB w/only 30% used (1/2 of 1TB drive), (D:/) 25% used (2nd half of 1TB drive, (E:/) 2TB External drive (45% used), (F:/) 450GB External drive 15% used. I do a lot of photographic work hence the drive E:/ and drive F:/ holds all the “My Documents” files.

    I will wait until a later time to install the SP1 and hope it goes smoother then.

    Ray

  95. Pete

    Installed SP1 and all internet access was very very slow -so uninstalled it and back to normal speed. My advice is DON’T DO IT!

  96. steph

    Installed….COMPUTER NOT BOOTING UP, BLACK SCREEN

  97. Kae

    “I have installed these systems on lots of computers and laptops and the sad truth is if you are a power user with high end hardware and like to use a lot of high end multimedia software or just a average user
    even with all MS updates and latest drivers installed windows vista and windows 7 both are so buggy over all…”

    I actually love Windows 7 (can’t speak of Vista, as it was on my computer for a total of 15 minutes before I changed over), but I will tell anyone who will listen the Retail version is MUCH buggier–and runs slower–than the RTM version.

    Yeah, yeah, I know: the RTM version is supposedly essentially identical to the Retail, “finished” version… but the operating word, here, is definitely “supposedly.” There really is a discernible difference between the two versions, and it’s not a difference that favors the “store-bought” version of Windows 7. It seem like, instead of leaving a good thing alone, MS just had to pee in the works to see if it would make things better. It took me a little longer to go back to the RTM version of 7 than it did to get rid of Vista, once I tried the retail version, but only by about ten minutes.

    As to the latest service pack… thanks, but I think I’ll pass, at least for now. I have excellent protection, and I regularly update and use rescue disks to make sure nothing exciting is going on with my computer, so that will do well enough. Especially since the largest portion of complaints here seem to be about what SP! does to 7 Pro and Ultimate x64.

  98. joel

    i think it is stupid an was stolen from my future website

  99. joel

    was not me some dude named ben did it

  100. Talia

    Brad Lightfoot is a wanted fugative an should be shot on sight

  101. Talia

    Soz It was only a joke gone wrong.

  102. Talia

    Im sorry wrong last name it was Brad Condrit

  103. Hehehe

    HEY ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!

  104. JayJay

    I’m just not too sure if I want to install service pack one. It just does’nt seem like the software for me. Any opinions gais?

  105. Lady Gaga

    Hi Guys any Opinions ?????

  106. Hehehe

    i think win 7 is the best its fast and good mate

  107. JayJay

    This

  108. JayJay

    Is

  109. JayJay

    SPARTAAAAAAAAAAA!

  110. copy cat

    installed the SP1 and with DSL it did not take too long to download (also had an update for Silverlight) and installation was straight forward, uneventful.

    Problem came after the installation and reboot. I tried to run a couple of games I play (one online (WoW) and the other I play offline (C&C3). Both programs froze after about 20 seconds of play w/WoW booting me from the server. Email also has a server error after approximate 20-25 seconds.

    Okay, tried to restore to prior day and the restoration fails. Went to Programs under Control Panel and did uninstall of SP1. After the uninstall and reboot, the computer was operating at it’s normal speed and the games all worked. Also no email problems.

    To me it is just another piece of wasted garbage and demonstrates that MS didn’t cover all bases prior to release. Having worked for a local ISP in the past, I know when programming changes are made some computers have no problems, with others the owner threatens to take a hatchet to the piece of technology that offends thee.

    System: 4gb SDRAM (PC2 6200), system hard drive (C:/) 500GB w/only 30% used (1/2 of 1TB drive), (D:/) 25% used (2nd half of 1TB drive, (E:/) 2TB External drive (45% used), (F:/) 450GB External drive 15% used. I do a lot of photographic work hence the drive E:/ and drive F:/ holds all the “My Documents” files.

    I will wait until a later time to install the SP1 and hope it goes smoother then.

    Ray

  111. Copy Copy Cat

    downloaded it and its said restart my PC so I did. It said please dont shut down your computer isnstalling . It downloaded to 30% then it said shutting down and froze there for about a half hour so i manually shut my PC down . it started back up and began downloading all the way to 100% then it said sp1 installed . so know my pc runs fine i downloaded it couse some of my upgrades i tried downloaded said failed and i didnt get all the upgrades for win 7 . So i recommended this sp1 upgrade if some of your win 7 upgrades says fail . becouse this upgrades all of win 7 updates at once ! check your update history to see what failed if any failed liked mine download this update to be up-to-date!
    AS A computer tech for more than 15 years full and part time I have both used and installed most versions of Microsoft’s windows on many computers starting with windows 3.0 to windows me windows 95 not so stabile windows 98 s.e. was stabile then windows XP the best so far. then buggy eye candied vista with a lot of new tools and now buggy eye candied windows 7 with lots of new tools

    I have installed these systems on lots of computers and laptops and the sad truth is if you are a power user with high end hardware
    and like to use a lot of high end multimedia software or just a average user
    even with all MS updates and latest drivers installed windows vista and windows 7 both are so buggy over all,

    just maybe the next update may crash vista or 7 again,
    The new windows 7 sp1 patch crashed my system had to do a reinstall and windows 7 backup software dose not work half the time!!
    lets face it as a power user
    XP was far more stable until Microsoft’s latest updates that seem to ad some new tools to XP Then oddly less stable and less compatible with more D.R.M. control with Microsoft’s updates seeming lee bringing XP down to bate an hook us in to upgrading to vista or 7’s eye candy and game playing DX 10 in vista DX 11 in 7
    If not for this
    XP would still be the best op out there yet if Microsoft would have supported it properly but Microsoft needs money so XP must die!!

    What if Microsoft integrated DX 11 and some aero fetchers and tools in to XP would you have been so eager to upgrade??,

    by far XP
    is simpler to operate, yet I will say VISTA AND 7’ do better when installing device drivers closing and restarting crashed programs
    after all win 7 programs are freezing all the time so at least win 7 self fixing stuck programs it self helps win 7 look smarter

    and up to a year ago Microsoft updates didn’t crash XP then suddenly some MS updates started crashing XP.
    well MS fixed that.

    XP is still more compatible with more software than vista and 7 I still cannot install some of my software
    I paid for on windows vista or windows 7

    as a tech I get complaints and read on internet BB boards websites of complaints again ware windows vista and 7
    monitors are not coming on from sleep mode forcing a reboot Then programs either not working or freeze up forcing a close and re opening Microsoft’s updates may or may not crash your vista or win 7 system. And
    If installed on a used computer to get stability back
    buy new hardware but still unstable. I know I have these problems with both systems vista and 7 I did not have with XP
    So I still use XP as well,
    As for my customers thy are happy as light vista and 7 users that tend to
    have much less problems but still some are having problems
    using vista and win 7’s software that come with the op systems helps when the programs work.

    OK I love the eye candy in vista and 7 but hate the instability the biggest problems with vista and 7 are the countless systems ware as I sad above many monitors just wont wake up from sleep mode or go blank by just opening a program forcing a power down and reboot by holding the power button and for a vast number of you don’t try to use more than one monitor this makes the problems worse.

    I have spent much money on my personal windows 7 system to only find it so unstable having to reboot 1 to 3 times a day to get my monitor to light back up from sleep mode and it seems That NVidias high end video cards and NVidia software and drivers are crappy buggy with both vista and windows 7 for a lot of folks but good for gaming that is if NVidia is not baking my video card because the fan stays at 30% and will not go up no matter how hot the card gets wile playing 3-D games my video card runs up to 210 F then my system shuts off or my screen go’s blank to force a reboot and again just opening my email or the browser at different times the screen go’s blank and I have some of the same problems with vista mostly not waking the monitors from sleep this seems to be a problem with vista and 7 with most video cards including ATI yet Microsoft dose not seem to be able to fix these including NVidia with there driver up dates but I will say with all the forced reboots vista and 7 always come back on with out data corruption and I do like the eye candy and tools most important tool
    windows 7 backup that dose not work most of the time so i use a free generic backup program that works and gaming is very nice when my card is not baking even using NVidias tools to set the video card fan to run higher dose not work most of the time but Microsoft is making
    big money on these bate and hooks eye candy and tools yes i still use XP on my backup systems
    Don.

  112. Matt

    Hello run-on sentences.

    Dave/Copy (copy) Cat is a tool.

    Actually, Windows 7 does quite well. It’s supremely more stable than Windows Vista.
    XP is good in a production environment, but that’s it. And that’s mainly do to the types of proprietary software used these days.

    Regardless, we use Windows 7 in a production environment on over 300+ computers and we get minimal complaints, and this is shortly after upgrading from XP.

    As for me, I just installed SP1 on Ultimate x64 and it went flawlessly. As much as I don’t like M$’s money hoarding, I can’t imagine this update wasn’t tested thoroughly. It’s everyone’s shitty and infected systems that are having issues. Granted there’s always that certain driver or .dll that triggered that certain error, but it’s rare, and happens on all of M$’s operating systems.

    The notion that XP is much more stable than Windows 7 is ridiculous. Yeah, maybe after 6 freakin’ years it’s stable, but if anyone used XP pre-SP1, it was garbage.

    If you’re going to run the update, and you’re nervous because your operating system has taken some blows, then take the initiative and do some basic clean-up. Uninstall programs you don’t need/use. Run some basic programs like CCleaner and Malwarebyte’s.

    Update ALL other updates FIRST before updating to SP1.

  113. discouraged

    First Question: I have no internet connection to my win7 system. Do I still need SP1? I tried to get the DVD ISO with another computer that does not have win7 on it. Want to take a guess at what happened? Does anyone have a link to the iso download without all the hoops to jump through.

    Second Question: If microsoft is going to make it more of a hassle to be a customer and get any support…. Never mind do I need SP1, do I really need any Windows products at all?

    Thanks.

  114. 7272

    I have tried to install Service pack 1 for windows 7 64-bit. My screen got to 30% fairly quickly then said “shutting down”. It has been stuck on that with a spinning circle for 1 hour now. Should I leave it alone? The only way to turn it off is to unplug computer..there is no safe way to shut down now. My connection speed is high speed so not sure If I should leave it or pull the plug.

  115. Meh

    Service packs usually contain more than just what you might have but this time MS goofed, your better off upgrading to Windows 2008 R2 and install SP1 for it because it actually contains useful things.

  116. Dave42

    Windows 7 (Vista tweaked) SP1, wait a while before downloading/installing it as there will still be bugs that need ironed out.

  117. Yaz

    I dont like to install it as its not required, but i think eventually i and everyone will have to do so as future updates post this SP might require it to be installed.

  118. Filthy Jim McNasty

    WinDOH!s 7 Ultimate x64. I hated the uninformative dialogue box – Please let us see something to show ANY signs of activity. After about 30 minutes it just lay there a while daring me to reboot. Then it rebooted. No please. Please can we have a please. 24 hours later, thumbs, fingers and legs crossed, I’m still here. Prior to SP1 my updates were kept about 4 weeks in arrears – To allow for those more experienced to screw up before I could – So it probably didn’t find much to bugger. Thanks, M$. I didn’t say, write or mean that. Thanks, M$, for not busting my brain – Neither the sawdust one nor the tin one.

  119. Thomas

    I have Windows Update set to just notify me before downloading anything. So on Tuesday, I was expecting the SP1 update to show up, and it did. I did the usual routing, selected it, confirmed, whatever, and the download began. Got 66% into it and it just stalled out. No activity on the DSL modem’s LED. Waited another 10 minutes. Nothing. So I bombed out of the download, and tried it again later. Same exact thing. Tried again later, and this time it seemed to get 99% done with the download, but it stalled out again. I do get the 800B0100 error. Now when I try to get out of Windows Update, the window freezes and I have to use Task Manager to close it, but is it really gone? Then when I try to Shutdown the computer, it hangs at the Shutdown screen with the circle rotating. I wait 10 minutes and hard shut it down. Starts up okay, but this cycle continues IF I try to use Windows Update, even for other updates besides SP1! If I don’t use Windows Update after a fresh start-up, no problems with Shutdown. Going through the motions with Microsoft e-mail support. I’ve done the System Update Readiness Tool (no effect, no problems found), and am now downloading the complete SP1 file (all 900 and some MB of it!) to try a manual install. Now I’m more worried if Windows Update will work properly again for the routine stuff… What a drag!

  120. John

    Hi,

    I am experiencing problems with Downloading SP1. It fails to Download , but decides to install itself but fails anyway. I have been trying since the 22nd Feb. Windows updates downloads all my other important stuff, just won’t with SP1 at the moment. I would like to know if anyone else is having this kind of problem.

    Many thanks

  121. d3v14n7

    It won’t install.
    It sits there, 1/2 way, doing feck all, eventually erroring.
    So…
    I downloaded the DVD ISO for a manual install.
    It sits there doing feck all at 2/3rds; eventually erroring.
    So I downloaded the fixit tool…
    which won’t install either.
    Now my computer seems well and truly fecked.
    I can’t find an issue within resource meter or anywhere.
    Any issues in eventvwr go to a “??? beats us” useless Ms page.
    sfc /scannow acts like there is nothing wrong.
    Could this indicate that the New World Order is upset with me for changing my internet time server???
    I even uninstalled my firewall, thinking it may have forgotten my rules, even though it didn’t show any anomaly – although it had started to frantically trying to sandbox Windows system process after a reboot recently.
    I hate this situation.
    With XP I used to do repair installs and keep it running if anything horrible like this happened.
    Now that they’ve removed that useful functionality you end up fecked every time a company writes a shite driver or Ms screws you – like now.
    Why the feck did they remove the ability to fix Win 7 with a non-destructive repair install method?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    7 is brilliant when it works (I avoided Vista completely) but when anything goes wrong you’re left with the option of a reinstall or a restore – which any self-respecting power-user will never use.

  122. Mark

    CAUTION… We installed SP1 on our systems here (32 Bit) and lost all access to Email and Web Browsing.

    We could still FTP and could still see Windows Updates, so some access to the internet was there, but No Email and No Web Browsing.

    We fiddled for ages and finally Removed SP1, and everything was working 100% again.

  123. Hien

    Awesome. Still can not backup to GPT.

  124. John

    Right, that’s it, I am fed up trying to download the file from Windows Update when it just won’t download at all. I have ordered the SP1 English patch DVD from Microsoft, as this is the only way on getting this installed

  125. Dave42

    @d3v14n7 you can still do a “repair” install of windows 7, it’s called an in place upgrade.

    Take a look here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

  126. potny

    Get a Mac. If you can’t afford it, use Linux. Send MS a message.

  127. Ticked

    W7 Auto Arrange in personal folders is still not the same as in XP where you can toggle it off and on. On the desktop IN w7 you always could. Annoying as hell. I hope MS wakes up and realizes their hay day ended with a stable XP.

  128. john3347

    Remember the Windows XP SP3 fiasco. You, with only a few minor and insignificant “improvements” for the typical user, already have Windows 7 SP1 installed one update at a time if you have kept your computer updated. Don’t rush into SP1, then complain that it “broke” your computer.

    Ticked, unfortunately the loss of the ability to arrange icons to your liking is just one of several major losses that is ignored by Microsoft when moving from XP to 7. Microsoft’s attitude is, “Screw You, it is gone and it is not coming back.” without even offering an explanation as to why they chose to do that.

  129. Ramara6666

    Installed SP1 and now I can’t print to my network pinter. It says needs driver update. The printer is connected to a printer that is running XP. Was working great before SP1.

  130. jon

    It worked, but not as smoothly as it should. I am running Win 7 64 bit Pro. The download itself took over a half an hour and I have a very high speed connection (20 mbps).

    The install itself took over an hour on a desktop running an Intel I7 processor with lot’s of speed and memory. The install rebooted the machine at least four times. In one case the bios stopped in POST to tell me that some setting had changed and did I want to use my old bios settings. At points the install looked like it had stopped with the progress showing 15%. Finally after the last automatic reboot Window informed me it was completing 111,000 individual updates.

    It works, but I sweated the entire install. I think is way too much in this one SP. From what I am reading, it also look like there are a number of users that have had failed installs. I’d recommend waiting a while. I should have. When I downloaded the SP I wasn’t aware that it had just been released in the non beta version.

  131. Kae

    “It’s everyone’s shitty and infected systems that are having issues…” –Matt

    What a ludicrous generalization.

    While it’s true that some of those commenting here may have issues with their computers that are merely being made obvious because of the update, many of the folks here have excellent, clean systems, mine included. If SP1 and/or MS Updates (or any other programs, for that matter) are killing programs that ran perfectly well before they were installed, common sense dictates that the issue is with the most recently added programs/updates, not the programs that were previously fine.

    Try not to world-view everyone else just because their experiences are different than yours. It’s rude and unseemly.

  132. d3v14n7

    @ Matt: Do you still believe in “shitty and infected systems”?
    If so, you probably know a lot of folks who aren’t particularly computer savvy – and that, unfortunately, includes many Mac users also.
    Some folks have a vested interest in promoting this belief.
    I haven’t used a resident antivirus since I tried one of those godawful [worse than a full-on DDoS attack] suites back in ’97.
    Never needed one and, as a power-user, I don’t need my computer being crippled by any “protection” that often wouldn’t catch “zero day” attacks anyway.
    Back in the era of XP, anyone who knew what they were doing with Windows knew that all you needed to do was disable ActiveX and not use and additional crappy proprietary Ms software which required it and you’d be fairly safe from attack. Add to that a good hard/software firewall, configure it correctly and you’d have a rock-solid safe system that would be as impervious to attack as any Mac. 99% of shittiness caused by third party badly written software could be resolved with System File Checker or by using the non-destructive Repair Install, hidden within the XP installation disc setup process after ignoring the initial option asking you if you wanted to do a repair – which took you only to the console. Handy for the 1% of remaining issues – if you knew a little more.

  133. Mr Bad Guy

    Downloaded and installed SP1 with no apparent problems on Win7 Ultimate (32bit).
    Rebooted PC following install and found I had lost access to the internet.
    Checked network/internet settings all OK, rebooted modem/router, still no internet access. Could access internet on my laptop, so I knew my connection was not down.
    As I had made no other changes to the system prior to installing SP1 I came to the conclusion that SP1 was the problem, so I used system restore to remove SP1 and hey presto internet restored!

  134. howdie

    It seems to me that there is a lot more problems with this update then there is successful installs. Those persons that describe everyone who is having a problem an idiot should be careful as it sounds like they are describing themselves. It seems to me that the X64 install is causing most problems and Microsoft needs to put it back on the drawing board. AS I said before , I think I’ll wait before trying this update again.

  135. d3v14n7

    Mine’s X64, ftr.

  136. Mr Bad Guy

    Just found a thread on the Avast forum that there seems to be a conflict between PC Tools firewall V7 and SP1.
    The thread starts off suspecting Avast version5 as the problem but goes on to discuss PC Tools firewall.
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=71862.0

  137. poopy

    tried on my secondary x64 system, failed twice with
    C000009A
    hafe to sysrestore, etc.

    heard i may have to now UNINSTALL ALL LANGUAGE PACKS TO FIX !!??
    the damn things took forever to install, and they are on both W7x64 machines

    so … spend hours uninstalling, then hope that the SP1 installs w/o reg errors and screwing up_ (insert one of the things that got disabled for all the people above, including internet)

    then spend hours re-installing service packs

    repeat on next PC?

    thanks i will pass, done all the other updates, but not this.

  138. Windows7Sucks

    I installed SP1 today and lost the ability to go online. After I ran System Restore to get rid of it, I could get back online again. Doesn’t seem like a coincidence. Getting more and more tempted to put XP on instead of 7!

  139. d3v14n7

    None of these work http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/troubleshoot-problems-installing-service-pack although the “update readiness tool” reported that it installed after several attempts, all with a major delay on the progress bar.
    Even after it reported to have loaded, I can see no evidence of it (I don’t know where to look) and, even if it’s a “background only” tool, it has made no difference to installing SP1
    I too, have all the Language packs installed and, yes, it took forever and I had to suspend Indexing service while doing so and alter some tasks to run on only one core, or my CPU would run at 100% until my fans ran at full-tilt until my laptop would eventually shut down to protect itself from overheating.
    I’m not bloody uninstalling them again.

  140. jay

    win 7 sp1 installed went fine until I when to print an email and I got a print out <table cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 etc., etc.
    printers are HP deskjet 970cxi's.
    I'm a novice.
    Any help please!!!

  141. Fred

    It borked my XP mode in Win7 Ultimate.

  142. Michael Brinton

    Download perfect:Thank You, Microsoft, for the OS. & the support to protect & improve It.

  143. vurk

    Yep, I installed it and now my pc won’t boot. Thanks.

  144. lemonjuice

    I’ve installed it and now any image mounting software won’t let me install the required drivers for virtual drives. Need a fix here…

  145. Kai Frederking

    Since I installed SP1, the file associations .7z, .rar, and .zip with 7-zip file manager no longer exist. When I open an archive and make sure that the “always use this” box is checked, 7-zip is started, but the file association is not stored.
    There are no entries for .7z and .rar in HKLM/Software/Classes, in HKCU (.zip is handled by windows itself), only the file type description is key.

    Is this just a coincidence, or a result of installing SP1?

  146. Ralf

    Killed hibernation for me. System restore to previous state took about as long as SP installation. SP1 is definitely a beta – avoid if you can.

  147. Ranger

    BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE BAD IDEA
    I tried downloading and installing the Windows 7 SP1 update on a Gateway 64 bit, AlienWare 64 bit, and Lenovo 64 bit as the notice came in yesterday and it looked like it would be simple. It froze on every system. It took 20 hours to download and then the auto install froze with an black screen error on two machines when it rebooted itself at the same place. The third machine was in mid-install so I was able to cancel it and restore to the point before it happened. So far this has wasted my weekend and I still have one critical machine down.
    I was hoping it would resolve some of the freeze up I have been seeing on one of the laptops, Well.. the fix is worse than the cure.
    I am starting to think Linux is a much better choice than Microsoft. Much less buggy.

  148. Dr Sue

    Installed the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 on 3 servers – no significant problems but s-l-o-w download.
    Two are virtual machines, one a physical running Hyper-V. Works.
    Now the good, bad, and ugly (apologies to Sergio Leone) about Windows 7:
    Running 6 Windows 7 VMs, all are 7 Ultimate – 2 64 bit, 4 32 bit. 4 in Hyper-V, the 2 64 bit are in XenServer.
    The 4 32 bit machines installed, but with some quirkiness – two I rebooted after the noted “hanging” at 30 percent and they finished. They appear to work fine, finished, browse internet. I don’t email from the OS, we use Citrix, and emailing from virtualized MS Office 2010 seems fine. Notably, those 4 machines are running in a Hyper-V environment.
    Two machines are 64 bit and very problematic to install. One I finally got to finish after it appeared to hang for over 6 hours at the 50% mark. On reboot, it installed and finished.
    The last, an identical to the one above, is a 64 bit machine that just can’t seem to get past the 50% mark on install. It has NO language packs, no odd programs, no odd device drivers.
    I suspect this has something to do with AMD processors because I have noted several comments in different blogs about AMD this or that with regards to hung installs. It would be interesting to see if this is the case. However, it is utterly identical to the machine that did finish.
    Truly, Microsoft completely dropped the ball on this SP1. The machines in question are clean, using Microsoft anti-malware, no special video cards or odd hardware, very stock – almost no installed programs except Winzip, Adobe Acrobat, Flash, Java. All are fully legal / licensed / activated / WGA, etc.
    If Microsoft can’t run better test scenarios, then like some columnists have stated, they really do need to just forfeit the desktop to someone who can run a functional QA: out of 6 Windows 7 machines, only 2 32 bit machines actually ran through the install smoothly, yet 2 other utterly identical VMs choked – that’s UNSAT.
    If I get some time, I’ll restore some snapshots. I have a feeling which machine and what result is obtained on running the SP will be random. It’ll be interesting to find out.

  149. Nuclear

    I tried to install (before coming here) on Windows Home x64. Install just froze and the screen went blank with just the mouse pointer on the screen. I had to kill the power and reboot. Everything came back fine and the SP did not install. I think I will skip this one for now.

  150. Slembroccoli

    My Win 7 x64 had it in the Recommended folder, just a heads up.

  151. golephish

    attempting to install on my trusty version of enterprise.

  152. John

    I have been having problem with downloading SP1 since it first cane out on the 22nd Feb and am not getting anyway. I try everyday and when I click download, it doesn’t pass %0, so there is huge problems with the server that delivers the service packs. I have now hidden the update and reading some of the messages above, I’ve just leave well alone. What if I install, and mess my laptop up, then that’ll be Microsoft’s fault. People, it’s best NOT TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL, take my advice.

  153. BigD

    Another update i installed this service pack to my work pc running win 7 32bit it had no problems at all.
    it seems this SP is having trouble with 64 bit. For the people saying it your crappy pc..well i just bought 2 new pc’s to only test this sp on. I placed win 7 64 ultimate on one and win 7 64 pro on another Both had problems on brand spanking new pc’s with all recommended updates to the point of Sp1. The problems was not the same however in pro and ultimate but having tried 4 different pc’s 1 32 bit and 3 64bit and only 64 bit had problems i’d say its safe to say Msoft did not test the 64 bit properly. hope they fix it soon.

  154. popeye

    I have kept my laptop updated but decided to give the sp1 a go. Sorry I did. My download was interrupted the first time I started. Now whenever I try to start again it sits at 0% and my hard drive light stays on constantly. I left it go that way for half an hour but was afraid I was going to fry my hard drive. Managed to do a restore and everything back to normal.
    I would advise against this if you’ve kept your system updated.

  155. wincrap

    the 64bit win7 SP1 will not install. Crap all the way and as usual useless error code 800F0826 that has me looking for the fix, WTF you pay for the software and have to locate the dam errors and fix them!

  156. halfwitted

    i have installed the service pack on 2 of my 3 computers
    2 were fine
    the other with a p5 asus motherboard doent like it and windows wont start afteblue screen of death.all i get after is a system restore option (fortunately)
    then win7 runs fine after
    tried it 3 times and now give up. all the machines have asus motherboards but i am not a techy so no idea whats wrong.
    i agree with above
    its crap

  157. The UNGEEK

    Just installed new pack this morning. Horrors. I have 64 bit and downloaded 64 bit download…I also upgraded to IE 9.0 64 bit……Horrors….Mistake??? My computer crashed and turned off 3 times in 6 hours. May have to revert to old software…

  158. Bob

    Do not install Win7 SP1, avoid it like the plague. This service pack is causing a path of destruction out there the likes of which we’ve never seen in a Windows service back before. EVER.

    Microsoft obviously screwed this one up VERY badly.

  159. howdie

    Is Microsoft even listening or hearing all the problems users are having with this download???It been over a week and not a peep out of them or any of our watchdogs.

  160. Chuck

    I installed it and it would not let me view any videos with out shortly crashing. I uninstalled it and everything is fine again.

  161. popeye

    Well, I finally got it to work after deleting the files in \Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder. Still took over 2 hours on a latop that had all the current updates. Long periods where it appeared it had stalled or locked up with constant hard drive light.
    Not a pretty install and sad that the user has to take unusual actions to make it work.

  162. Edward Jasinski

    I installed it on Wednesday and all went well, although I see no difference with Win7 64bit SP1 on my computer.

  163. popeye

    My laptop now seems much slower with a lot of hard drive activity. It also takes longer to wake from hibernate before I can do anything. The desktop appears but I’ll click on the browser and it is 2-3 minutes before it will open.
    If it doesn’t get better I’m probably going to uninstall this train wreck of a service pack.

  164. flammjr

    This SP1 wouldn’t install at 1st, until after I had to open the command prompt typed in mountvol /E. then restarted PC. I wished I’d took that as a warning. Now when my pc goes into sleep mode, the mouse or pressing of any key doesn’t wake it, I have to push the power button to wake from sleep mode. I’ve even gone into the BIOS and power saving and everything is set the way it was before.
    Go Figure!

  165. Olly

    I have had the same problem as ‘popeye’, When I installed my custom built desktop (Running a 64bit Version of Windows 7 Ultimate) it seemed alot slower than normal, The HDD light was pretty much constantly solid and it took alot longer than normal to boot up and reach the desktop etc. This became too much of an annoyance that I ended up using system restore to go back before the service pack was installed, and now since me doing that the system is back and running as fast as it should.

    Judging by others comments it seems Microsoft havn’t done too well on this one!, It’s a shame really because Windows 7 is a very good operating system. But for now until we get some more news on the issues, I will be holding back the install of the service pack until there sorted.

  166. rj

    I tried to install twice and it completely crashed my system. After several hours with MS support, I finally did an upgrade install and started over. Now everything’s fine, but I’m waiting a while before I dive into this again.

  167. popeye

    I finally restored back to no SP1. MUCH better now! Just so many things not right with SP1 installed. Very slow response, boot and wake from hibernate. Even noticed that when I plugged in or removed a USB device it would be 10 seconds before I heard the little ding sound instead of immediately. What’s up with that?
    Media Player Classic took forever to start along with many other programs.
    Too many things I didn’t like. Will definitely wait to see if Microsoft gets the bugs worked out before I even think about giving SP1 another go.
    I won’t hold my breath though because it seems these problems aren’t even making it to the main stream tech articles. Being squashed by Microsoft?

  168. Greenskye

    Decided to install SP1. Took 2 hours to install before popping up with reboot required. Gave it a kick and that was the last time I got to my log in screen… On boot it would try complete the install at about 110000 files updated out of 338000 I kept getting error that a registry entry could not be made. Nice.
    Last Known Goog Config did not help, Safe Mode crashed.
    So I am currently re-installing the OS. I will not be installing SP1 for a while to come.

    I did take a chance though as we upgraded several workstations at the office and if the anti-virus was on it would severly delay the process and on one occasion the install changed a workstation to a very hefty paper weight.
    So, my bad i guess.

  169. Anita

    I’ve windows 7 home premium (32). Like popeye, my download of sp1 via windows updater got interrupted. Now when i update it, i don’t progress beyond 0 percent. Having read above comments, I’m going to give sp1 a miss. I can’t afford a cranky computer right now.

  170. sohail20

    i have Fujitsu-Siemens windows 7 sp1 fails to updat it updated fine on my dell pc dunno why my laptop has issues :(!

    “I’ve windows 7 home premium (32). Like popeye, my download of sp1 via windows updater got interrupted. Now when i update it, i don’t progress beyond 0 percent. Having read above comments, I’m going to give sp1 a miss. I can’t afford a cranky computer right now.”
    your pc is slow give it 30 mins it will start to move :) i had to wait for 15mins :d it does move :)

  171. Peter

    Regarding ‘If you haven’t installed anything off Windows Update in a while, first, shame on you! ‘

    If you are suggesting that you should always install important updates then SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!

    SP1 recently appeared in the important updates section on a brand new laptop (only after I had spent a few days getting my apps installed and adjusting the ridiculus 7 defaults and had it just the way I wanted it).

    The update completely trashed the laptop after the reboot.

    “Fatal Error C000003A Applying Updates 5xxxx of 7xxxx”

    I did eventually find a fix but it required several days of work to get it back to the way I wanted it.

    I’ll be submiting an invoice to Microsoft……

  172. Thomas

    Peter.

    Would be really great if you could post the “several day” fix please.

  173. Jim Todd

    Why it is important to install Windows 7 SP1:

    Windows 7 SP1 includes over 700 hotfixes. Hotfixes are created quickly to resolve a specific issue and do not receive the same level of testing as security updates and other updates distributed via automatic updates. You have the option to download individual hotfixes if you are experiencing the specific problem that they correct, but they are not pushed out via automatic updates. After they have been more thouroughly tested they are incorporated into a service pack. So intalling the service pack ensures that you have all the latest fixes and that you won’t experience any of the corrected problems in the future.

    I don’t think alot of people realize this. I see article after article that says SP1 only includes updates that have already been provided via automatic update. But this SP has over 700 hotfixes that had not been released previously via automatic update. They have all been combined and tested and should work well together. So installing the SP should result in a better experience.

  174. Anita

    @sohail20: you were right! I waited for 15 minutes and the progress bar progressed to 100 percent!

    Then I got error code while installation: 8024200D

    So SP1 is still not installed.

  175. popeye

    I have to repeat that even after I got it installed, my laptop was super slow and things just did not act right. Even after a day to let things settle down. I removed it and things were back to normal. Maybe others aren’t experiencing this but for me SP1 is a pass for now.

  176. cabuje

    Hi, everybody.

    After read all posts here, since the launch of the service pack 1, I decided to make this update on my Tohiba Satellite L650 notebook, with Portuguese Windows 7 64bit installed and all other stuff. But first, I made a chkdsk to the hard drive, a scan with the anti-virus (Microsoft Security Essentials), defragmentation and a complete backup and image drive with the included tools on Windows 7 – just in case…

    Update started through Windows Update (with anti-virus enabled), here and there download progress bar paused, but with intensive hardisk activity (checking configurations and packages, I think), two or three reboots and, about 45 minutes later Windows restarted, all updated, without any error and perfectly stable. Later I´ve noticed that boot and shutdown is the same, but at work, it’s noticeable faster on all operations – I didn’t expected that… Also, every previous restore points didn’t disappeared.

    I’m the lucky one, I think! Or, my system is perfect!

    Ps: I don’t work to M$… ;)

  177. AzDrifter

    Just bought my netbook a few days ago. Update said the Service Pak was available, so, I downloaded it. Don’t notice anything different, other than I watched my HD access for over an hour on the download. Than another 45 minutes plus on the install. 20 minutes lapsed and the download still said “0′% complete”. Don’t know what happened there. Other than that, it’s installed.

  178. flammjr

    Came back to update the issue with Windows 7 SP1 Update.
    1st, if you have an internet download manager to speed up download as I do, you need to turn it off before doing this SP1 unstall.
    2nd did anyone open the command prompt typed in mountvol /E. then restarted PC. It will help stop the error message while installing.
    3rd, you will have to reset all your settings again, it resets everything back to default
    4th, I did find some registry configuration changes that causes some conflict, but you should be able to solve them when you redo all your settings to your PC, like you had them before.
    5th, once I got things reset and change the value of the changed registry, this is working flawlessly

  179. golephish

    Nuke! It messed up on Enterprise. Haven’t Tried On 64 Bit Yet. Will Update

  180. Anita

    Installed SP1 via windows update. No problem at all this time… and I didn’t do anything different from the last few times. This time, the progress bar proceeded from 0 to 1 to 2 percent and so on till 100 percent.

  181. popeye

    I notice the publish date has changed from 2/22 to 3/15 in the update details. Maybe they did some fixes. Might try to give it a go again.

  182. popeye

    OK. Sp1 just doesn’t like my Acer laptop. Even after a clean install of Win 7 64 and first downloading all the previous updates, trying to install sp1 trashed my system. It would boot and run fine for about 1-5 minutes then just freeze. Do a force off and reboot, same thing would happen. Couldn’t even restore because of the freeze issue. After another clean install without sp1, everything is back to normal.
    I’m pretty computer literate but this one has be baffled. All the drivers load fine and I unplugged USB devices. Still would not run long before freezing. As stated, everything is working fine without SP1.

  183. Herschel

    I had huge problems with the install. I kept getting an error. I followed the troubleshooting steps – MSFT knows about it since they put a program together to fix an issue (something to do with service). The first two steps didn’t fix it so the final step was to repair windows 7 by running setup and choosing the upgrade option. I went from 16GB of free space down to 2GB. I’ve been searching high and low for where this additional space was consumed and can’t find it.

    Huge pain in the A**.

  184. Nazard

    Installed SP1 – Windows Live Mail stopped removing my mail from ISP server – increasing list of duplicate messages! Removed SP1 – everything back to normal.

  185. Monique

    will i loose all my files when i download windows service pack?

  186. SP1

    …Installed SP1, worked fine, no noticeable changes.
    Time lost for nothing while I had all latest updates.
    GRUB – The bootloader is safe. The SP doesn’t break it.
    Do not lose your precious time if you have Automatic Updates active!

  187. SP1

    …Updated:
    -and you keep a cleaner HDD also.

  188. ET

    I purchased a used laptop from Ebay which had Win 7 Pro 32-bit installed, but no Win 7 DVDs were provided. It did come with a Win XP Pro COA label.

    The first few times I connected to the web, the laptop was downloading & installing Win 7 updates automatically which I was unaware of until I saw the “Installing Updates” messages when shutting down the laptop.

    I only stumbled upon the Win 7 SP1 when I learned of a “Win XP Mode” package for Win 7, which first requires that SP1 be installed.

    So I downloaded Win 7 SP1… no small feat on a slow rural dial-up connection that is often balky, affected by weather conditions .

    To my surprise, the SP1 downloaded and installed smoothly, no glitches. I have no idea why I was so fortunate (after having read some of the horror stories in this forum).

    My question is :

    If the SP1 downloaded and installed properly, is it reasonable to assume that MS sees the Win 7 installation as being “Genuine Windows ” (even though the only COA I have is for Win XP Pro) ?

  189. Shieldwolf

    After installing all my jumplists disappeared now there is no option to pin/unpin the configuration menu shows it is active but nothing happens in start or task bar :(

  190. steven

    i installed this PoS service pack and ever since my pc keeps crashing constantly, thanks MS for another great service pack that works perfectly. NOT

  191. golephish

    trying again

  192. Tehcoffee

    Ok I think I’m speaking for about 85%-90% of people out there…THIS DOESN”T DO ANYTHING USEFUL. Nuff said.

  193. tosh

    The worst fish and chips i have ever had!

  194. Thorsteenster

    I installed SP1 on my home computer, 7 Home Premium, and Outlook 10′ opened in such a minimized way I couldn’t restore, resize, or even do anything with it. I think I ended up right clicking Outlook in the yask bar and resizing.
    So then I installed on a test computer at work, 7 Pro, with Outlook 07′. It did the same thing, except once I got it resized it kept crashing, or send/receive errors don’t remember which. Anyway all was well after uninstalling SP1.
    I’m getting ready to try it again on a test computer here at work.
    My feeling is, until it marks itself to install by default, leave it alone. Goofy geeks, I don’t see why they put updates under Important but not checked, it should just be a Optional update in the meantime.

  195. popeye

    Funny how the published date keeps changing in windows update. It is now 4/4/11. I’m still afraid to try it again.

  196. mirek krejci

    well ive tried everything to install it 4X and by reading all this im glad i didnt.., where it worked well nothing changed.., where it didnt work there was no installation to blue screens.., im doing the maths on this one and saying forget it.., some other day

  197. peter

    A nightmare with SP1 for 32-bit Win7: the video is blurry on playback. and not talking about WMP and some old CD rip. Im talking about full hd 720 and 1080p movies in avi, divx and some others. WMP, VLC, even flvplayer.
    I have an ati 4890, installed 11.3 drivers, now on 10.12. And now im convinced, SP1 has messed up my playback somehow.

    And its not even an old copy, updated. Its a fresh install, SP1. Installed on thursday, april 8th.
    I updated the SP1 on my older copy and then, the video would not play at all. Only the audio of each movie.

    SP1 sucks!

  198. Frank Wise

    I installed it and it totally disabled my system. I had to completely reimage my drive. Luckily out an abundance of caution and experience with prior service pack tragedies, I copied the drive image before installing the SP. Still, it’s a nuisance to have to spend all that time when what I should be doing is SWITCHING TO LINUX!

  199. hoang

    After installing service pack 1, I noticed my laptop’s buttons did not work well, might be because of the drivers, but I found no newer version driver…

    Then i had to restore the early windows 7.
    Any way to fix that?

  200. Rich702

    Download and install went fine and took close to an hour. I’m having 2 issues now though:
    1. Start up takes much much longer
    2. Lost the volume icon that was located in the task tray near the clock.

  201. itemcat

    I installed it then uninstalled it as my windows mail stopped working.

  202. Maren

    Hi,
    download was quick and smooth. For installation a restart was required so I did.
    Now its saying sth like:

    Part 3/3
    8% done
    Do not switch of the computer

    The blue wheel is present but I cannot move it (mouse not working). It is like this for approx 15hours. Seems like the system is frozen.
    What should I do?? Can I try to switch it off and on again?

    Thanks in advance
    Maren

  203. Maren

    edit:
    The screen is exactly the screen you see on the picture above this thread with the difference that I am in stage 3/3 and 8% is complete.

  204. Ed

    Wow…all those people who keep getting stalled installations of their service packs, you either have retail Windows 7 or just a terrible computer, or infected one, or you’ve screwed it up by toying around with the system files. The installation of SP 1 on my computer went without a hitch. No download problems too, although one time I booted up the comp after installing SP1, and it said that “DMRSM (some random process which I cannot remember) is compressed, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart,” turns out it was because I compressed the HDD. Uncompressed the system files, and it’s working like a charm.

  205. Code:E

    My tower is FU(KED…. it freezes ever time it goes to sleep, and media center gives a not responding error when looking at recorded tv. and it updated my video card drivers at the same time and i had to roll them back just to get it to booth proper (2nd video card)…..

  206. Carsten Schlipf

    Maren, well, for the last 2 hours I see this screen:

    Preparing to configure Windows.
    Do not turn off your computer.

    So I would be happy, if it would show 8%.

  207. Mark501

    Installed fine on my PC plus two laptops.
    However streaming audio and video stalled around the 70 seconds mark on all 3 machines.
    Streaming audio was from several different web sites using different players, video play back was also from various tv sites and youtube all stalled at 70 ish seconds.
    Uninstalled SP1 and all is well again.

  208. Thomas

    Well I have to say that SP1 on Win7 x64 solved my intermittent crashes. The crashes are no longer intermittent. Now the system hangs every time during logon. Eventually the screen goes black. Consistency only counts if you’re not a screw up. Win 7 is now consistently screwed up.

  209. Tomo

    I installed SP1 and I had to restore my computer. It wouldn’t do anything. I’m luckey I was able to restore it, it had gotten so bad from the crap SP1. It was taking 10 minutes to log on when usually it would only take 2 seconds. Take my advice and don’t install SP1 for a few more months until microsoft has perfected it.

  210. Joe Monroe

    How will we know that Microsoft have made some corrections ?

  211. popeye

    To Joe Monroe:

    In Windows Update it shows the published date. It has changed several times already. The publish date right now is 4/4/2011. It was originally 2/22/2011 I believe. I’m still going to wait awhile before I try it again myself. And I’ve gone over my system with a fine tooth comb to make sure it has no virus/malware issues.

  212. Tyler

    after installing this sp my cpu is maxed out all the time with out anything open. any suggestions?

  213. Reebaman

    SP1 locked itself into a repeat cycle of installation once it hit stage 3. I thought it was never going to end but suddenly it did. And then left me without any network connection telling me that the settings on the pc did not agree with the router. After a considerable amount of searching, I found that SP1 had very helpfully deleted the driver for the Network Adapter. Best to give SP1 a wide berth at present.

  214. mark king

    Installed Win SPK1 and had problems with my KMP player wants to now use Windows player as default and will not display video’s on my external monitor since the download, so went back to restore before the download and works great. I hate when they dress a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Too many bugs in this fix, stay clear unless you like what micro want to spoon feed you. Wait till they get it right if that ever happens, look at Vista, what a waste.

  215. sue m

    I’ve been trying to downlolad and install this since 4/4/11. I even ordered the SP1 on DVD because I couldn’t successfully get it right on Windows Update. I’ve email MS support numerous times, sending them my screenshots of my Windows Update Log, SFC /SCANNOW which was fine, told them my cskdsk was fine I have plenty of disk space 256 GB free of 283 GB, I’m up to date on all my drivers. I renamed Software Distribution folder to SoftwareDistributionOld.I also sent them my Windows Update log, System Info. I get this error message when the DVD is about half through downloading. I also did a clean boot, nothing has worked. I download the fixit tool and that didn’t work. I downloaded the system readiness tool, and that didn’t work. I don’t have any malware or viruses. When I try to download this, I make sure my AV is disabled, Windows Firewall is off, and Windows Defender is off.
    MS forums I’ve been reading, MS support says ‘did you have Norton or Mcafee on the system, even if you didn’t use it’ or something similar. I had both but didn’t like either one of them.(came installed) I have Avast AV, and Windows Firewall.

    800736B3 ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND

    I just read somewhere Windows 7 SP2 is coming out. If I can’t download and install SP1, how can I get SP2?
    I”ve read different forums and blogs about trying to get this to work. No go.
    If anybody has any better ideas, I’m willing to listen, ‘cuz I’m stumped.

  216. sue m

    I forgot to mention I have 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium. All of my other updates have downloaded and installed fine.

  217. Rogues

    Sue,
    Well it does seem that they are working on SP2 but hard to say when it will be out. Service Packs are cumulative so if you don’t have SP1 installed SP2 will cover the same fixes. However it seems likely you would have the same issue(s).

    Are you upto date on other windows update fixes? If not try running those you might find that one of them in particular is giving you the same problem.

    2nd. everything I was able to see regarding your error points to security (anit-virus/spam) software.

    Do you have Spybot Search and Destroy? If so the tea timer needs to be disabled.
    Also I saw some users with Avast had an issue with TrustedInstaller.exe being removed by Avast.
    Check in C:\Windows\Servicing Look for TrustedInstaller.exe If it is missing you might check avast quarantine to see if you can restore it.
    Check processes in task manager make sure Show processes from all users is clicked and kill any non-windows apps.

  218. angie

    I installed service pack 1 and when the computer restarted itself i have a black screen wth the cursor flashing in the top left hand corner, no messages or any idea what has gone wrong.

    I can not start the machine in safe mode as it does not even show safe mode for me to do this, it wont even system restore or destruct. I am at my witts end!! I am using windows 7 home premium.

    Can you help me to fix this problem, i have no laptop to use now.

  219. MDitty

    I just installed SP1 on Windows 7 – 64bit. Now when I startup, I get BSoD. I get the option to repair system, that fails. I also tried System Restore and that fails. I tried booting up in Safe Mode, I it doesn’t allow me to do that. Looks like I might need to do a complete re-install. Thanks Microsoft!

    Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

  220. Alex

    I CAN’t believe nobody have my problem with SP1..

    I installed it 2 times on my system asus p7p55d + 8800gt and it fu..cked up HD video playback with strange video noise…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hard to detect when you can’t compare with before the update but it’s a totally REAL and BAD bug…. look at your HD playback if you have sp1… it suck with little noise creating blurriness everywhere…

    YOUR quality control S.uC.K Microsoft!

  221. Alex

    OHHH Peter has the same bug so…. EVERYBODY NEVER INSTALL IT AND IF YOU DID ROLLBACK FAST

  222. Emma

    mine has been on 0% for about an hour or so now. anyone had this or know why?

  223. Leo

    Don’t install it. I made the mistake of doing so and lost all audio. I’ve tried everything I could think of and everything MS recommends on its answers site to fix the problem and it’s all failed. All I can say is that my next PC will not have Windows of any flavor on it. Piece of garbage!

  224. jayr

    i was lucky, it went well into my win7 ultimate 32-bit.
    noticed no worries so far. it has been long time ago since the pack went out.
    i have set “automatic update” on before, i dont know the implication.

    but, oh my… the pack ate up a whole lot of space!!! plenty of gigs off!
    is there a way i can get back that needed space?
    i’m a tech no know-how, just a plain pce user.

  225. Joe Monroe

    This morning I have noticed that SP1 have dissapear from the “important” Windows update feature in contol panel. !

  226. Joe Monroe

    That’s it they have released some updates to fix the bugs of SP1 !!!!
    These guys are working under pressure to get the new releases available to the public even if it is not ready. !!!
    They have to change this mentality, otherwise Microsoft will go into a progressive downtrend for the future.

  227. popeye

    ‘A typical installation will take about 30 minutes to complete’….. in the update description. Ha, ha! I still haven’t got up the nerve to try it again (third time). My laptop is running so good right now.

  228. sue m

    I finally got SP1 installed!
    I did a system repair, went back to the factory default settings. I didn’t change any settings, do any tweaking or uninstall any unwanted software. I just download and installed the updates. KB976932 downloaded and installed without a hitch.
    Maybe that’s why I couldn’t install it before.

  229. sue m

    I finally got SP1 installed!
    I did a system repair and went back to the factory default settings. I didn’t change any settings,do any tweaking or uninstall any unwanted software until this was installed. I just downloaded and installed the updates. KB976932 downloaded and installed without a hitch. Maybe that’s why I couldn’t install it before. It takes longer than 30 minutes though to download and install this.

  230. popeye

    Sue m, I’m still scared. I got it to install before but it made my computer SUPER slow and did other strange things. How’s your puter acting now?

  231. Wayne

    I got the black screen of death. 4 month old laptop is now useless, no safe mode no nothing, go microsoft

  232. drew

    @bob lol

  233. sue m

    Mine is running fine popeye. If you are unsure about installing it, then don’t. Whenever SP2 comes out, you can install that if you wish. Rogues said in an earlier post that SP2 will have the same fixes as SP1. Maybe Microsoft will fix the bugs in it. (Don’t hold your breath though)

  234. popeye

    Hey Wayne, no way this should hose your BIOS. You should at least be able to boot from CD and reinstall. Even as much as I think this service pack stinks, I find it hard to believe it blew up your hardware.

  235. Shady

    Remember the saying, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Apply this theory to this Service Pack 1 install. If your system is running fine, let it be! I’ve been fine without service packs (or any other windows 7 updates for that matter) so far. Only thing I keep updated are my virus and spyware protection definitions. #thatisall

  236. Ian Wardell

    After installing it my internet connection would no longer work. System restore wouldn’t work either, but I uninstalled it via the control panel and now I have my Internet connection back!

  237. Deni

    UGH… Wish I found this before I let Windows do the update. My computer now runs like total crap. System resources are at 100%. Good job MS.

  238. Petetech888

    I have seldom seen so many comments on a page before.
    SP1 seems to be responcible for screwing up the page file size in the boot.ini file corrupting it and causing a bsod page file error message on boot.
    Its been doing this to an older Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook running windows 7 32bit Ultimate, with 2GB of DDR2 800 SoDIMM RAM installed and a T7250 Intel Core Duo CPU.
    I need to remove SP1 and create a new boot.ini file, at least thats the plan without knowing precisely how

    ;-)

    Any suggestions?

  239. jerry

    Tried to download sp1 for W7 and it is 1.93 Gb! Not only that the down load rate srom the microsoft site was at a 46K rate for an estimated 13 hour download time! I ordered the disk from microsoft. The disk is free but the charge $6 for S&H. Better and cheaper than waiting for 13 hours with a questionable download. Daughter in law and son also need the SP1.
    The disk will be thebetter solution. My typical downlaod rate is 200Kb/sec. 46K has to be server overload at MS.

  240. Jacob

    I just installed it, but I ran into a problem now that I did. It seems my Internet Browser will not play Youtube Videos anymore. Whenever I click on a video in YouTube, it just shows a black box for the video. It loads all of the other videos on the right hand side pane, but leaves the video box black. I have had a youtube tab open for 20 minutes now and to no avail. I’m going to try IE but I doubt that will fix it. Maybe this update caused this?

  241. Paul

    Dont run this if you are under time constraint!!! Takes longer to install SP1 than it did to setup windows7 from scratch… WTF

  242. Nik

    I Installed it along with a few other updates and my machine is fine. The download was quick and so was the installation. It only took me a few minutes to download it install it and reboot.

    And as of yet no problems.

    Don’t forget some people are posting incorrect details saying downloads are massive you are also downloading other additional updates not just the service pack.

    Good luck to the rest of the people downloading this.

  243. Tracy

    Just installed service pack 1 for Windows 7. Took forever to reboot, and now programs are opening so sloooooow. Computer is just over a year old….
    Anybody else have the same problem, and are there any EASY fixes? I’m not super computer savvy and I’m definitely thinking I should have waited until the bugs were worked out.

  244. Marilyn

    I installed service pack 1 and had to uninstall it two times, after installation first time it would not allow me to access the internet. I uninstall it and waited 2months and install it again no avail same issue no internet access. I have windows 7 64 bit I do important all important updates. Why is this service pack 1 so importent to update and cause so much problems on computers? I will not install service pack 1 again.

  245. Francine

    Hi , not a computer buff but just installed SP1 after the screen flashed up I should do so and have spent the last 2 hours trying to turn the computer back on…. would just turn off after 5 seconds??? after nearly throwing this new touch screen computer through the window ,computer gave me an option for system restore which have just completed so back online again! phew……. not trying that again!

  246. Joe

    Just like Leo above, I’ve lost all audio since installing SP1.It shows as playign normally, but there is nothing.

  247. JMS

    @Joe
    I haven’t installed SP1 so I really have no idea if this is related, but I use my HDMI port to send video/audio to my external monitor. Anyways, I have to switch where the audio gets sent from internal speakers to the HDMI cable. Since this update improves HDMI audio performance I am wondering if it sets your default playback device to HDMI output. Try clicking control panel, searching “sound” and seeing what your default is, and if disabling HDMI helps. Hope you find a way to fix it.

  248. Howard

    I installed SP1 2 days ago. (Win 7 64 bit – I7-920 12 G ram, custom system – no preloads) After the required reboot, I got the black screen. In safe mode, restored the system and now back to normal. I don’t plan to install SP1 for a while, until I hear that it is useful and won’t crash the system. BTW, none of the forums or the MS sites were of any use.

  249. Garu12

    After installing SP1 the computer boot up slowly…

  250. Garu12

    I mean, “very slow”.

  251. kaveh

    regarding the dialog box, probably they wanted to say its a big deal to get service pack installed :), by the way i installed it , had no problems yet, boot time is the same as it was.

  252. Quaylus

    Was running a few programs and playing around on the internet. The notification box pops up and says updates are ready for my computer. So I click install and open up the progress window. That’s when I learned I was getting SP1. :)

    Didn’t close any of the programs or anything. Everything went off without a hitch. Download time was a bit lengthy, but that was to be expected with everyone downloading it. The computer shut down and restarted a few times during the update, but did what it was supposed to. When it restarted the last time, my background and everything popped up just like it supposed to be and everything is now running fine.

    For those that are tripping about the wait time after restart, BE PATIENT! Took it a while and, like I said, a few reboots, but it knows what it’s doing.

  253. PugLives

    @garu12 (and anyone else who mentioned this, as I did not read “every” post here) – I installed it and my boot time went from :56 seconds to 1:58! WHAT THE H-E-DOUBLE-TOOTHPICK!

    Does anyone know if this is an anomaly or I can help this? God knows I hate Microsoft!

  254. PugLives

    PS – This is the boot time AFTER all the restarts. Consistently DOUBLED my boot time!

  255. fallout11

    I used to write code for a living. Remember the saying, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Applies doubly so to software. Now apply this theory to this Service Pack 1 install. If your system is running fine, let it be! New code comes with new bugs and compatibility problems. Look I’ve been fine without service packs (or any other windows 7 updates for that matter). Ran an XP machine without updates for FIVE YEARS without a hitch. Only thing I keep updated are my virus and spyware protection definitions, because these need to be updated regularly. There’s nothing in SP 1 that you actually need.

  256. Sharonplym

    I am having problems with service pack 1 this is a brand new pc and i have done all the updates automatic with no problems at all apart from this 1 kb976932 it downloads fine then click to restart to configure that gets to 15% then shuts down restarts and starts configure again and stops at 15% before it tells me it has failed and switches off did the recommendations of switching off anti virus and firewall but still the same result i am banging my head against the wall here tried about 6 or 7 times

  257. Donny Morales

    Hey dave i do not have the same experience that you do, but i havent ever seen a xp-fan like you
    xp Foreveer
    Vista & 7 suck

  258. Rod

    SP1 installed OK. Now won’t boot … Get flashing cursor … Can access CMOS; but that’s all .. Any help out there??? Rod

  259. Nimrod

    @fallout11, your so right on the mark man!
    Ive been wondering whether I need this SP1 update as my windows 7 Ultimate edition has been running fine from day one and I have not installed every update either. I installed the first batches soon after 7 came out and then turned off MS updates. No problems.
    But like you said I do make sure my antivirus software is always up-to-date. I disabled Windows defender and wont go near windows essentials security as its too slow. Malwarebtyes, CCleaner, and Eset (Nod) Security Suite.

    So do I really need this sp1 where my pc is mainly used for gaming. Nope. Maybe in the near future where games will require I have SP1 installed then I will have too. Otherwise Im going to give this update a miss.

  260. Jovian

    I started this update last night on my pc. I’ve never had an issue with any of the previous updates on xp, vista, and 7. The download was taking a long time so I went to sleep. I woke up this morning and it said it was done and needed to restart. I clicked restart and the machine was been stuck on ‘Installing update 23 of 27′ for 2 hours now.

    Anyone have an idea of what’s happening?

    Thanks!

  261. Jovian

    Got it working. I did exactly what it told me not to “don’t power off your computer during the update”. After doing that it took about 45 minutes from restarting to do the service pack update and is working fine now.

  262. Josh

    I juat installed it AND NOW EVRYTHING IS FREAKING HUGE!!! Can someone please tell me how i can fix this!! I already tryed changing the resolution and that didnt work…

  263. Kathie

    i’m missing a class because of this ridiculous service pack. I have never before had this issue with loading updates and I tend to load them when I get the shield. My first pass failed and I took out the battery of my netbook to shut it down. It’s now trying to ‘Revert changes’. How can I kill it for good and remove this SP1 piece of crp?

  264. Should Have...

    Do not…DO NOT…fall into this SP trap. It completely destroyed my normal programs. It took me hours to figure out what went wrong. Still trying to fix it. Should have read this thread before I decided to rip away hours of my life. Ugh.

  265. Should Have...

    Update: right when I finished my thread entry my UNINSTALL of the Service Pack was completed. Everything went back to normal. No more SPs in my future. I wish I could put a huge red sign on the stupid thing that says: Beware. Sheesh.

  266. Demon

    DO NOT INSTALL SP!, totally screwed up my PC, could not access internet, slowed all programs. System restore required to retain some functionality.

  267. tommy

    @Jovian Have the same exact problem (“Installing update 23 of 27…) for the last 4 hours. Mouse is frozen but little dot dots keep moving… wtf

  268. dinesh

    win 7sp1

  269. Gail

    Yesterday I updated my small netbook PC (Asus Ee) with Win 7 service pack 1, and it took about 15 hours. Fortunately I waited it out – they’re not kidding when they say “do not restart or power down your PC.”

    A few days ago, my Vista laptop ran an automatic update and froze in the middle. I turned it off after about half an hour (no choice – it seemed completely unresponsive…even the circle wasn’t circling) and it completely destroyed my entire Office installation. I had to remove the leftover pieces with an MS tool I found in their support area and then upgrade to Win 7 on that machine. Still some strange error messages (.NET Framework 4 needs repair..), but they go away without incident after a few minutes. Loaded Open Office, Thunderbird (which rescued my Outlook email), and several other open source tools.

    Ubuntu Linux is looking more and more attractive.

  270. yo mama

    If you have a copy of Windows 7 installed on your computer, Do not update it to service pack 1 . ! it will destroy you PC in a few little months. Trust me. But as long as ur confident into attempting so. go ahead and do it. lol

  271. yo mama

    @ DEMON haha thats exactly what i happened to mine. It always slows down every after 5 minutes of the startup of my computer. So i didn’t have any restoration backup plan, because i thought i wouldn’t need it. So i reinstalled the free software like i did before.lol Now Im creating a whole bunch of backups to restore it if i have any problemes. lol( just the first startup of my new reinstalled Windows 7 ultimate.) hehe

  272. SOTG

    I just installed W7SP1 with no drama, no chaos, no broken programs and no errors. It took less than 20 minutes to install the updates, two automatic reboots and half an hour playing games on my phone.

    Nothing’s gone wrong. Nothing’s on fire. What’s causing your problems, cause it’s not causing mine.

  273. ces

    im still thinking if i would install it or not, im using windows 7 starter for my netbook, it may seem foolish, but im scared that if i install it, it would delete all my files, but uhmm, if they said, it has been making their computers slow.. should I do it or not?

  274. Mike

    It says:
    Stage 3 of 3
    Assembling service pack

    How long does that take?

  275. Mike

    Ohkay it just changed the assembling to Configuring. 15%.

  276. Mike

    Never mind. It works perfectly on a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. It does take some time though.

  277. JJM

    Feels like deja vu.

    XP had bugs. Service Pack 1 gave it even more bugs. Then an accident happened. Service Pack 2 made XP the king of OSes, and it still is. Runs lightning fast.

    Windows 7 (Vista 2) is full of bugs. Service Pack 1 will make it even worse or no change at all. What will Service Pack 2 do?

    Microsuck has a way of dancing around problems for years before they get it right. I have been using Windows 7 for about a year now and its useable. But it still hesitates in ways that XP never did. I actually reinstalled XP a month ago to see what I had been missing. Man it was like lifting a ton of bricks off my shoulders. Too bad companies are dumb enough to turn their backs on XP for this new garbage software. And to think how much consumer money has been wasted on this stuff when we already had something that works. Its been said before. They arent in the business of providing the consumer. They are in the business of the consumer providing them.

  278. Chris

    Windows 7 64-bit…Lost the ability to record using stereo mix (audacity) after SP1 install. And yes stereo mix is enabled and the default recording device and yes audacity sees it under recording preferences and yes I have the latest realtek high definition audio drivers. Still no joy after many reinstalls of both drivers and audacity. Other than problems with the stereo mix…I haven’t had any other issues.

  279. Don't install..

    I got Bluescreened… I can’t even fix it with system restore.. This is some bull shit.DO NOT INSTALL

  280. Jesse

    A lot of overreaction in this forum. Yes, no one is happy when their computer crashes, but I promise that a clean healthy install of Win7 will do just fine installing SP1. I’ve installed it dozens of times on mine, friends’, and family’s PCs without incident. The issues encountered are almost certainly (in this order) bad/out of date drivers, bad/out of date software (check antivirus, burning, media programs), potentially out of date BIOS/firmware, potentially flaky hardware.

    As to whether you should or shouldn’t: Microsoft puts out bulletins regularly regarding vulnerabilities in their products. There are often vulnerabilities that essentially allow someone to remotely take over your machine. While proper firewalls and antivirus are good protection from this, it doesn’t make you invulnerable. These patches (and rollups, service packs) are another equally important part of that security.

    Install them, and please don’t tell others not to. It just reenforces the mindset that leads to all sorts of problems (malware that has to be cleaned, zombies and botnets for hire, etc).

  281. alicia

    when i went to updates there were none of the choices you mentioned. not even the check boxes.
    thank you alicia.

  282. sachin

    in this window why my game gta sanandreas is not running…pls help,

  283. Ray

    I’m having a problem with SP1…………. I have a netbook and when i played videos on youtube or anywhere else it freezes and makes an “Ennnnn” noise. i restored my PC back to factory settings and i didn’t have this problem, along comes SP1 update again and now i can’t watch a video without it freezing and making that awful noise. My question is What the hell is wrong with SP1?!?!?………………?

  284. b ob

    Windows 7 service pack 2 has been at 66 0f 97 for 12 hours now. Can I restart or what?

  285. denzel707

    i have just installed an updates on windows sp1 and it just work very fine and my sony vaio runs faster. many thanks…

  286. Bstad

    I installed the Service Pack and now I can’t access my Hotmail. I can log into Facebook but can’t click on anything. I also can’t search for any flights in Expedia. Anyone know how to fix this??

  287. Doctor Gonzo

    Does nothing but break non-vanilla installs. Avoid until Microsoft decides to test updates before pushing them, as the only things broken were Microsoft programs.

    Sync, Backup and Computer Management all outright failed to start after Service Pack 1 update. Uninstalled now everything is fine.

    This is without a doubt the worst SP I’ve ever had the displeasure of working with, though thankfully removing it was surprisingly easy and straight forward.

    It brings nothing to the table [check the notes, just what I needed, more HDMI content protection!] and has had a large log of problems, avoid it if you possibly can. Do not install on non-vanilla Win 7, do not install on test-mode Win 7, do not install on active directory Win-7.

  288. Henro

    Service Pack 1 update has been showing
    “configuring service pack
    30% complete
    Do not turn of your Computer”
    for 2hrs now. Please help! Does it rake this far? I’m finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  289. Henro

    Slept for 7hrs 37 minutes in the office and woke up, the service pack 1 update was still showing
    “configuring service pack
    30% complete
    Do not turn of your computer”
    My heart almost failed me, I did a short prayer for the Lords intervention and then forced the system down and restarted. It booted and started from 30% and it moved 31%, 32%, … 100% and completed and the system up and running. Praise the Lord!
    This was my MD’s System that had no restore point. I found out shortly before the update that the system protection was turned off by who and what I don’t know, so no previous restore point.

  290. Henro

    So in conclusion, if the configuration is taking too much a time at any stage, try forcing down the system and restarting . May be it will do the magic of completing the installation when the sytem comes up. Best of luck.

  291. Ethan

    I have installed SP1 for 64 bit on both my laptop and desktop without problem. My problem is on an older computer what It worked fine on once but the computer crashed so I had to reinstall windows from scratch…..this time I got a BSOD and am trying to restore as we speak….hope I can get it working.

  292. Rosenberg

    Horrible update!

    My laptop (an i5) runs heavier, slower and hotter. Memory usage skyrocketed.

    It has been 2 days since this and it’s not some temporary process.

    Thank you, Microsoft, for encouraging me to try and install c-r-a-ppy (read: hot as h€LL) Ubuntu on my laptop. But hey, at least now you ruined the only thing you had of advantage: excellent thermal behavior.

  293. kw1bbfan

    Installed SP1 now monitor turns off seconds after attempting to boot. Works in safe mode though. Any suggestions?

  294. Marjan

    I successfully downloaded, installed and configured service pack 1 in less than an hour. I haven’t used any program except Firefox yet but nothing seems wrong. I hope it remains so.

    Windows Seven Ultimate X86

  295. rex

    my problem is my laptop is not functioning well i cant connect to to the internet.. and i wanna update my os window vista to window 7… can i download it to a flash drive and instal to my laptop??

  296. vixx

    I have just had windows complete its update..it restarted punched in my password..and ..nothing…cant turn it off cant do anything…except wait for the battery to go flat…….

  297. JC

    This service pack freezes my windows 7 x64 start up. Also .net 4 framework freezes my start up.

  298. Vytautas

    OK, this morning i need to go to trip… So like every normal person i turned on computer (wake up)… Morning tea with news portal… And of course i forget about little blinking window in bottom right corner: restart in 10 mins… So what i get? So TrustedInstall proces starts using 1.8GB of my ram completely freezing my laptop, i hardly restarted computer and blue screens say “Instaling update 1 of 2…” i’m in a little bit hurry so i prayed it will be fast… at 25% it completely freezed… Then i restarted computer and this time black screen says that instaling 110000+ files… Ok, it tooked about 20 mins. After this few more restarts, some “windows trying to fix smth” and afer 50 mins i get login to my computer (needed to make some bank transactions to my card). So what did i get after system starts? Nothing, just my mouse not working (fixed itself in about 3 mins, lost of duplicated proces in task manager and 3 proceses svhost using 300MB ram each…
    So fixing all this crap took me about 1.5h saturday morning just cause i dont watched what to instal…
    My recommendation: be careful with installations witch take away all your computer, you never know long it will took…

  299. manowar

    The update broke my USB audio interface’s ( Novation Nio 2|4 ) driver. And this is coupled with graphics driver glitches.. luckily i cloned my system drive a month ago. I guess i’ll stick with security updates

  300. Dan 351wi

    Mine says failure configuring service pack reverting changes. What does this mean?

  301. Dan351wi

    I have no idea what to do it’s been like 2 hours and I don’t know enough about this stuff to even do anything I hope it all works out on it’s own. If anyone has any info for me I’m not dumb just ignorant. Please help

  302. andy walker

    I instaled the service pack and it killed my internet. I saw a message ieframe.dll in the address bar and then no internet had to restore pc to previous settings.

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