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Best way to format + install W7 SP1

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I want to format and reinstall W7. Should I do my usual installation (and format) with my W7 CD then install SP1 afterwards?
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I've done a few Win 7 x64 installs that way and they've run great.

Full install, then all updates done immediately before drivers or AV software. There will be about 48 updates to install before SP1 comes up.

You can also download the .iso of the SP1 disk, or the .exe for either 32 or 64 bit OS:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/learn-how-to-install-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1

From now on I'll likely just burn that to DVD and use it immediately after a fresh install.
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Is there an iso i can download that can do a full clean installation of W7 SP1?
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best way is to probably rip your original install dvd, then slipstream the service pack into it. that's what i've done and it seems to be the cleanest way to install
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What do you mean by slipstream? How is it done?
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Thanks, here's your first rep
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