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I have read all the threads regarding SP1 - the good, the bad and the very ugly. Since I will be installing on SSD, I am not keen on having to do a reinstall in the event that SP1 causes problems.

I have been told that if I do an SP1 install from an ISO I should be OK.

Questions:

1) Should I just install Win 7 64 bit and let it run through its normal update process?

-or-

2) Should I install SP1 from an ISO on top of a fresh install of Win 7 64 bit Ultimate?

Thanks guys for any opinions or advice
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If you already have the sp downloaded, would be a waste of time to let windows update download it all again separately. I must be the luckiest windows user in history, I have never had a problem with updates or packs.
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post #3 of 16
I would do #2. The purpose of a service pack is to include all the updates in one easy package, by doing #1 you defeat the purpose.

This would be best though:
3) Obtain a windows 7 disc with SP1 intergrated.
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I haven't had a single issue with Windows 7 SP1.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
This would be best though:
3) Obtain a windows 7 disc with SP1 intergrated.
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post #6 of 16
I've always installed SP1 from dvd so I'd go that way.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en
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You folks have gone a long way in allaying my fears. I was not keen on incremental updates because as we all know they are very noisome.

Although I have the SP1 ISO, I also downloaded fromhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en (Thanks!):

Quote:
7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso
1953.3MB
I would assume that to be the correct one?

My policy: "Not making a decision is in and of itself a decision." So I think I'll take your advice and install SP1. Thanks.

Any dissenters out there?
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Not me. I installed SP1 over my windows instalaltion, THEN updated. Saved quite a bit of time.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by incurablegeek View Post
You folks have gone a long way in allaying my fears. I was not keen on incremental updates because as we all know they are very noisome.

Although I have the SP1 ISO, I also downloaded fromhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en (Thanks!):



I would assume that to be the correct one?

My policy: "Not making a decision is in and of itself a decision." So I think I'll take your advice and install SP1. Thanks.

Any dissenters out there?


I have had zero problems with SP1...
post #10 of 16
i had terrible problems with sp1, but then it could have just been me (random lockups after mouse cursor messed up, uninstalled sp1 and havent had it since)
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