Windows 7 64bit SP1 Update

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TerryWood, Mar 27, 2011.

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  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi


    I am using Windows 7 64bit.

    I wonder if anyone has any comments about the advantages or disadvantages of NOT installing this update.

    I ask this question because I have had a number of issues with it install and I have read of others with problems.

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  2. wat0114

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    I've not bothered installing it. It doesn't even come up with a checkmark for it on a Win update scan, so I see no point in installing it. The advantage to not installing it, the way I see it, is you avoid potential problems by eliminating all that extra unnecessary overhead included in the SP.
     
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  3. lodore

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    what sort of issues did you have with it originally?

    i have installed SP1 on both my computers running windows 7 64bit and havent noticed any problems.
     
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    no problems here either with SP1
     
  5. Kerodo

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    No problems or issues here whatsoever... smooth sailing...
     
  6. J_L

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    I think you'd better install it to ensure future updates from Microsoft. Do make a backup (disk image preferably) beforehand.
     
  7. Victek

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    The disadvantage of NOT installing the service pack is eventually it will prevent the installation of newer security updates, but I couldn't say when that will become an issue. I'm not aware of any advantages of not installing. It installs quickly and easily. That said it is always a good idea to have a current system image.
     
  8. NormanF

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    I haven't had any problems. There are no features in this service pack, just a collection of previously released fixes.

    But its worthwhile upgrading just to get the latest updates from Microsoft.
     
  9. stapp

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    I know quite a few people have thought they had a problem with the install and aborted it.

    Thing is at some point, on some machines, it seems to 'stick' at one point. If left alone it usually completes.
     
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