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Install Win 7 with Updates Now, or Wait a Week for SP1?

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I'm ready to upgrade the wife's vista machine to Win 7, doing a full OEM fresh install. I can't remember details from last major SP (XP Pro SP3) I installed.

When finished, would it be a cleaner installation if I just waited for SP1 to be available, or install Windows 7 now with all the updates, and do SP1 on top of that when it comes out?

Or will SP1 overwrite everything so there isn't really any difference?
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SP1 will include all the previous updates if you wait.

I just installed a fresh copy on my buddy's computer tonight. He had Vista. I installed all the updates and it took about a half hour with 3 reboots.

There's always gonna be updates. I say go for it now.
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SP1 would just be quicker since it has everything in one deal.
Just do the current updates, when SP1 comes out, it will just download what it is still missing.
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I'd wait.
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I just went ahead and did the install. I saw a January update that was suppose to smooth the future SP1 install.
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They just released the SP1 update and i'm still unsure if i should install it? LOL.. what does the new update do? I forgot..
post #7 of 7
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I installed SP1 on two machines today, including the one in my original post.

SP1 is might be a cleaner installation than the original version with its 75 individual windows updates (on my Pro version). After installing SP1 there are still 12 updates showing, but the rest are gone.

For practical purposes, I can't tell any difference from before to after, I just prefer to have the latest package.
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