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So I downloaded, installed it, rebooted and it says it "failed". However, if I go into "System" it states that it is SP1.


... umm... what happened?
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You have a legit copy of Win7, correct?
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[QUOTE=francesthemutes;12495965]So I downloaded, installed it, rebooted and it says it "failed". However, if I go into "System" it states that it is SP1.


... umm... what happened?[/QUOTE

Always install service pack on a clean install of windows 7.
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I got the same error after installing last night. As far as I can tell, it worked and the error message was incorrect.
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
I got the same error after installing last night. As far as I can tell, it worked and the error message was incorrect.
Have you noticed anything better/ optimized?
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Have you noticed anything better/ optimized?
I tried it a week or 2 before the end of Beta and didn't notice any difference with it installed.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Have you noticed anything better/ optimized?
As far as I know the biggest (and most telling) optimization was with the new instruction set for Sandy Bridge chips. As I don't have one, I'm just assuming the service pack installed correctly.

By this I mean that my computer restarted after installing updates and there was a dialogue box that said SP1 had been installed, but there was also a Windows Update error saying the update had failed.

I was fully updated before installing so I'm not sure how much of a difference SP1 will make anyway.

Quote:
“The first Service Pack for Windows 7 is not necessary for the operating system's stability and security readiness. However, organizations likely won't be ready to deploy Windows 7 before SP1 ships, so they will include it in their initial deployments,” Silver said. “Windows 7 is basically an incremental release of Windows Vista. This has many organizations wondering whether they will be able to begin their Windows 7 deployments within a few months after it ships and without waiting for SP1. Lack of official ISV support likely will delay deployments until after SP1 arrives. That being the case, organizations should plan to integrate SP1 into their initial deployments to reduce the number of major changes that will need to be distributed to production systems.”
This was from an older article, but I believe it holds up.

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