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I installed it, didn't really notice anything, may be a slight improvement in performance. However if you don't install it, you might not be able to get any more updates until you install SP1.
Well of course: if that happens, then I'll install it.
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I installed it, but I think it will be a lot nicer on a clean install, only downloading 1 update, rather than all the updates from release to SP1 is convenient. It doesn't really offer anything specifically to me though.
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I just don't need/use/irrelevant many updates that are offered and or bundled into the service packs thats all. It's probably only a few hundred megs(internet explorer updates, windows defender etc), and some of those security updates are straight out of a Bugs Bunny cartoon terms of agreement: Someone could get control of your computer if it is 96 degrees out on the 3'rd day of may, during a solar eclipse in the next two rotations, while driving through an infected wifi area in the dark while wearing red shoes.
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I purchased my copy from Newegg. It's the Full version of Home Premium.

The reason why I am avoiding SP1 is because it doesn't offer me anything I want or need. I haven't missed any updates, and I never will. I'm not the kind of user who has Windows Update disabled. Instead, I have it set to tell me when updates are available so that I can decide which ones to download and install. So the only benefit I'd get out of this service pack are the 7 new "notable" changes which don't look interesting to me in the least bit.

There are other reasons I'm avoiding it, but let me be clear about one thing: I have a legal copy of Windows 7.
Aye, but you both sound like one of those "disable prefetch... Vista is a resource hog" people. When disabling prefetch makes performance worse and unused RAM is wasted RAM. Paranoia isn't cool.

Nothing in the update will break your PC, so I'm still none the wiser.
    
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Aye, but you both sound like one of those "disable prefetch... Vista is a resource hog" people. When disabling prefetch makes performance worse and unused RAM is wasted RAM. Paranoia isn't cool.

Nothing in the update will break your PC, so I'm still none the wiser.
I can't tell you the joy I get when other people judge me based on just a couple of facts. heh

But since you brought it up: yes, I disable Prefetch because I run Windows on a solid state drive. And no, I have no hands-on experience with Vista, so I am unable to cast judgments on it. I mean, I can't cast a judgment on something when I only have a couple of facts.

By the way though: there are people here on OCN who are having nothing but problems after installing SP1. So before you guarantee that this SP1 will be problem-free, I recommend searching through OCN to see as many threads about this service pack as you can.
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So is your copy illegal? Please forgive my ignorance, but I've only heard about WinLoader by name.

Lulz... I have the Win7 Loader.... it lets you activate Win7 over and over on multiple PCs with an OEM key(Dell, HP, etc...) Not sure how it works, but it does.

Mine is a legit copy though. I got the 'loader' from a buddy who has Win7 mods.... i tried them and went back to my store-bought copy.

The loader will work for any version or Win7... even OEM and 'system builder' versions.
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2GB download to install it for me, stuff that...

My Win7 says it genuine and I have a valid Key.
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I can't tell you the joy I get when other people judge me based on just a couple of facts. heh

But since you brought it up: yes, I disable Prefetch because I run Windows on a solid state drive. And no, I have no hands-on experience with Vista, so I am unable to cast judgments on it. I mean, I can't cast a judgment on something when I only have a couple of facts.

By the way though: there are people here on OCN who are having nothing but problems after installing SP1. So before you guarantee that this SP1 will be problem-free, I recommend searching through OCN to see as many threads about this service pack as you can.
Oh no no! I wasn't judging you. I just said you "sound like" I'm sure you have your reasons, as you've mentioned them. And the prefetch comment appears to have been a coincidence
    
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for me its utterly useless.
+1 vote for bloatware.
    
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True it's just bloatware..
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I loaded it and it gave me issues with power saving settings. When my computer would go to turn off display or sleep it would give me BSOD the very first time it power down after installing SP1 and every other time after. "Internal_Power_Error". I tried a lot of things and checked a lot of variables to try to fix it too. Two days worth of going to bed at 2am with no results.

To make a short story long here is a story of my nightmare link.

After finally ripping SP1 back off, my power settings worked fine again. Powering down to sleep no longer gave me BSOD. So the culprit was SP1 and I hid that update from windows and will not be trying to make things worse and update until they fix it. It doesn't work for everyone.

There is a lot of other stories of how it doesn't work as intended as well. So for some of us SP1 is a downgrade not upgrade. Why not install you say? There's your answer.

For some of us that can get benefit from the functionality it addes it might be worth it. For others it isn't positive upgrade that does anything for us. I recommend backing up your data before the install. Also turning off anti virus software before you start your update as not t conflict.

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