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  • Question

  • I just built a virtual machine using an older copy of Windows 7 RTM. I then ran Windows Update and installed all the recommended updates. My question is, should I now also install SP1 separately, or is everything in SP1 now delivered automatically by Windows Update?

    I found this recent blog post, and this TechNet article, that indicate I should now get SP1 automatically from Windows Update. But after installing all the updates, when I check the Computer Properties, it still says just "Windows 7 Professional" -- no mention of a service pack.

    Should I find a copy of SP1 and install it, or would that be redundant at this point?

    Thanks,

    Allan

    Friday, May 24, 2013 8:53 PM

Answers

  • Thanks for the suggestions everyone. It looks like Windows Update just answered my question for me. Two days after I installed all the recommended updates to completion, Windows Update just sent me 14 more updates, one of which is "Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems". It looks like SP1 is still a separate update.
    • Edited by Allan Cady Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by Allan Cady Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:22 PM
    Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:21 PM

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  • Either you have access to W 7 with SP1 or you can use slipstreaming process to integrate W 7 and SP1

    http://www.davescomputertips.com/2012/10/how-to-slipstream-windows-7-sp1-and-recent-updates/

    Regards

    Milos

    Friday, May 24, 2013 11:28 PM
  • I'd just download and install the Sp1 update.
    Friday, May 24, 2013 11:56 PM
  • You can set the automatic download of updates and SP1 will be downloaded automatically. Mine happened like that. I didn't change any settings in Windows Update also. It was set as default. Otherwise, you can download Windows 7 with SP1 form the following links:

    For further information and download, you can have a look at the following links:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=5842

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows7/install-windows-7-service-pack-1


    Balaji Kundalam

    Saturday, May 25, 2013 9:16 AM
  • You can set the automatic download of updates and SP1 will be downloaded automatically. Mine happened like that. I didn't change any settings in Windows Update also. It was set as default. Otherwise, you can download Windows 7 with SP1 form the following links:

    For further information and download, you can have a look at the following links:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=5842

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows7/install-windows-7-service-pack-1


    Balaji Kundalam

    Proposed As Answer by                     Balaji M Kundalam<abbr class="affil"></abbr>                 2 hours 9 minutes ago

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    Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:27 AM
  • You can set the automatic download of updates and SP1 will be downloaded automatically. Mine happened like that. I didn't change any settings in Windows Update also. It was set as default. Otherwise, you can download Windows 7 with SP1 form the following links:

    For further information and download, you can have a look at the following links:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=5842

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows7/install-windows-7-service-pack-1


    Balaji Kundalam

    Proposed As Answer by                     Balaji M Kundalam<abbr class="affil"></abbr>                 2 hours 9 minutes ago

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    Rick Dee,

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    Balaji Kundalam

    • Marked as answer by Allan Cady Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:19 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Allan Cady Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:20 PM
    Saturday, May 25, 2013 12:32 PM
  • Thanks for the suggestions everyone. It looks like Windows Update just answered my question for me. Two days after I installed all the recommended updates to completion, Windows Update just sent me 14 more updates, one of which is "Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems". It looks like SP1 is still a separate update.
    • Edited by Allan Cady Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by Allan Cady Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:22 PM
    Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:21 PM
  • Thanks for the suggestions everyone. It looks like Windows Update just answered my question for me. Two days after I installed all the recommended updates to completion, Windows Update just sent me 14 more updates, one of which is "Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems". It looks like SP1 is still a separate update.

    You are correct, Alan.  And if the posters providing answers had actually read your initial post, they would have been able to correctly answer that if you install RTM then the SP1 will eventually be one of the updates.  Although you can download the SP1 and install it if you wish.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:11 AM
  • Hi,

    Glad to hear you have found the answer.

    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, May 27, 2013 2:47 AM