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i've been downloading regular updates for months, so will this update (sp1) work fine on non-retail windows 7 ? i dont want to f*ck up something....

thanks
If this service pack doesn't offer anything to you that you want or need, then I say that it's a waste of time to install it - especially since you've been keeping up with the updates. If you're unsure about what it offers, then click here:

http://www.overclock.net/12492038-post2.html

If your copy of Windows 7 is not genuine, then I think it's not worth it - even if this service pack offers something of value to you. There's one previously-released update in particular that this service pack may contain which could ruin everything for illegal copies of Windows 7:

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Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB971033)

Download size: 1.2 MB

Update type: Important

This update to Windows Activation Technologies detects activation exploits and tampering to key Windows system files. These exploits try to bypass regular Windows activation and are sometimes included within counterfeit copies of Windows.
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post #12 of 49
the legal way is (yes you are allowed to do this) install windows and add 90 more days till activation (90 + current 30 days = 120).

I don't know if you guys reinstall every 120 days but I find myself reinstalling 100 so days

I've installed SP1 and in terms of performance it's the same
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post #13 of 49
Now that the bad guys know what security issues SP1 fixes, it opens a can of worms because now they know what to exploit. You really have no choice but to install it now.

Here is a list of ALL the updates and hotfixes SP1 contains. Requires Excel or Excel viewer compatible program to view. It contains update 971033.
Edited by aweir - 2/23/11 at 10:24pm
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Well this will make install on xps laptop alot easier

Wooo
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@iDShaDoW and @TwoCables

I'm using Windows 7 build number 7600 64-bit, witch is activated by WinLoader (not retail) and I would like to instal SP1 in hope it solves some of my PC crash's.
I'm not sure I did understand your post, TwoCables, completely about "Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB971033)", is that update included with SP1, if so, can I bypass it somehow?

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post #16 of 49
Yo exort
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE
KB971033

Looked at it just now on my netbook and doesnt include the WAT folder anywhere
do it up install sp1 enjoy the apparent updates ya need to help crashes
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Mine was only 82gb more because I was already up to date. Only difference I noticed was my sound didn't work afterwards. Reinstalled on board sound worked fine.
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ya i still have my audio problem on my netbook to hahh
thats why i have a different usb card for the netbook
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Mine was only 82gb more because I was already up to date. Only difference I noticed was my sound didn't work afterwards. Reinstalled on board sound worked fine.
Same here. Had to reinstall drivers to get the sound running again, but that's a minor nuisance. Guess the HDMI fix that TwoCables posted must be the reason for that. They must have changed the registry in a way that some previous devices got "erased".
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I think it just depends on whether or not what it's offering is of any value to you. For example: I imagine that the improved behavior of the “Restore previous folders at logon†functionality will be a godsend to many people.
It is.
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