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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Mon 14-Mar-11 18:44:30
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Win 7 SP1


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So what's the verdict - install or wait a bit longer? I have seen a few horror stories about trashed systems which make me a bit wary. My system is fully updated and there are no updates pending (apart from SP1) so would you or wouldn't you? I read that IE9 won't install without SP1 though so I guess I'll need it eventually.

Advent laptop/Dell Inspiron 6000/Dell mini all using XP and 2GB RAM
Dell Studio 15 with Win7 64bit and 4GB RAM
Belkin N cable router (VM 20Mbs)
Voyager 2100 via BT line (8Mbs) as backup
BT Option 3 / Virgin cable 20Mbs
IE8 and OE6 (Live Mail with Win7)
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 14-Mar-11 18:45:53
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No problems here



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Standard User michaelh
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Mar-11 18:53:52
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No problems here


Nor here


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Standard User The_Jimster
(committed) Mon 14-Mar-11 23:54:27
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i installed on 2 PC's, one desktop, one laptop, both win7 pro x64
desktop failed from windows update, so downloaded the SP installed in safe mode and all ok - then done the safe mode on laptop - again all ok
Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Tue 15-Mar-11 00:41:25
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2 * Desktops (32bit) + 2 * Desktops (64bit) + 1 * Laptop (64bit) all installed via windose update & all working fine.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 15-Mar-11 02:49:50
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I'll be waiting for a bit yet. especially after reading this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/14/microsoft_wi...
Standard User ffox
(member) Tue 15-Mar-11 07:04:59
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Fine here on 2 machines - both Win 7 64 Home.

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Standard User blfamily
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-Mar-11 07:54:27
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Had to do a reinstall after IE9rc screwed the PC up - fresh everything and SP1 works a treat in x64 - just downloaded IE9 and that seems fine as well - except the ad blocker leaves the frames behind, so reading this page would have a large white rectangle at the top of the page!!! But will stick with ChromePlus for the time being.

Steve

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Standard User Gandalf
(committed) Tue 15-Mar-11 08:31:28
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Four machines here hit with the C00000034 fatal error on startup. All Fujitsu, with OEM W7 x64 and all connected to WSUS as stated.

I've managed to get them back to a pre SP1 state now and have declined the update on WSUS so it won't be applied again, but it took almost a day to get them operational again!

That said, the other five computers, and my two home computers, installed SP1 without a hitch!

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-Mar-11 11:09:02
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OK here, Pro 64bit edition. Took a while to get it to install mind you kept refusing to install.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu

On ADSL24 using C&W network.
Standard User undecidedadrian
(learned) Tue 15-Mar-11 11:36:11
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Done 4 systems here three 64 bit and one 32 bit and no problems.

But if you are worried go into Control Panel - Backup & Restore

Then on the top left hand corner there is an option to "Create a system image"

This will make an image of your computer that you can roll back to easily if things go wrong.

I make one of these every 10 days just in case and it was a life saver when Bit Defender was sent a duff update and bricked my PC.
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-Mar-11 13:31:08
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seems fine here and I have seen 2 issues fixed in fact.

1 - previously y monitor wouldnt go into power saving after 10 minutes (as configured), now it does.
2 - previously I had a hdd connected vis usb caddy keep powering down, this has now stopped.

performance wise it feels no slower or faster.
Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Tue 15-Mar-11 17:17:20
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Gandalf, how can I tell Windows Update to stop offering me the update? What is WSUS?

Advent laptop/Dell Inspiron 6000/Dell mini all using XP and 2GB RAM
Dell Studio 15 with Win7 64bit and 4GB RAM
Belkin N cable router (VM 20Mbs)
Voyager 2100 via BT line (8Mbs) as backup
BT Option 3 / Virgin cable 20Mbs
IE8 and OE6 (Live Mail with Win7)
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 16-Mar-11 01:06:07
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But if you are worried go into Control Panel - Backup & Restore

Then on the top left hand corner there is an option to "Create a system image"

This will make an image of your computer that you can roll back to easily if things go wrong.


BUT, DO test that your Win7 restore CAN read the images(s) !

Mine failed, see my post here earlier, and NO ONE seems to have answer to that.....

I have downloaded the entire SP1 (507MB), because I have number of computers to update, so far it loaded fine on test system (32bit Pro).

Regards,
Martin
Standard User Gandalf
(committed) Wed 16-Mar-11 08:43:43
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You should be able to right click the update and select 'Hide' (or a similar term)

WSUS is Windows Server Update Services, and is for companies wanting to manage the rollout of updates to their network of PC's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_Update_S...

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