Solved Win 7 64bit Service Pack.

November 9, 2012 at 21:57:21
Specs: Windows 7/Dual XP, ?/3gig
Does Windows 7 64bit require the recently released Service Pack 1. There seems to be a difference of opinion in this respect!

(PS: My specs are wrong but I'll fix that shortly.)

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November 9, 2012 at 23:53:17
As long as you're running your system legitimately (ie no dubious software, activated etc.) then there's no reason why not as Service Packs are there to update and fix security holes in the system, along with adding / repairing some functionality (you can check on Microsoft's website as to what is actually installed, I can't be bothered to find it at the moment.)

The 'don't install' brigade tend to be the ones that either got caught out or resented it when XP produced the service pack that crippled some illegally installed versions. They eventually had to install it simply because most software demanded it.

I still run XP and Vista systems, as well as Win7 and I have always installed updates as & when they appeared with no problems at all. Doing it this way also means the Service Packs themselves are smaller because they also include many previously issued updates, so maybe it's those that don't do ongoing updates but suddenly hit their system with a full SP that have the problem.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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November 10, 2012 at 05:07:38
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I installed SP-1 from CD on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium.
I have not yet activated Windows 7. I do not have *any* other
updates to Windows 7.

There are no apparent advantages or improvements with SP-1,
but I don't recall noticing any problems after installing it, either.
It makes a lot of changes (taking a long time to install), but I
suspect that the changes make no difference at all in how
Windows works for me.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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November 10, 2012 at 14:59:38
Thank you for your replies. I have just bought a new desktop and I have installed a legitimate copy of the 64bit system. I have noticed dome differences and I'll re-post later. I'll download the SP later.

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