Solved win7SP1 add now how; how do i add SP1 to win7home now??

October 29, 2013 at 06:19:11
Specs: Windows 7 HOME PREMIUM, celleron/2gb
I bought an obsolete laptop with win7home premium several years ago

I backed up the OS to DVD and external HDD

the HDD became cluttered (probably because of the vulnerabilities of this set up) [and i got hacked (an aside issue)]

Is it possible to add Service Pack 1 to Windows 7 Home Premium still??

I deleted the backup version of Win7 that may have had the SP 1 update (uncertain); doubtful though

more than likely my back up was sans SP1

anyway, is it possible to add SP1 to a plain old Windows 7 Home Premium install???

if so, how???

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October 29, 2013 at 06:42:55
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Not only is it possible to add SP1 to Window 7 but is highly desirable and should have been done a long time ago,

But it is not likely to solve any of your current problems. Adding SP1 to a computer that already has problems is more than likely to exacerbate them. So ! would get them sorted out first before you add SP1

Service Packs are designed to prevent future problems for occurring.


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October 29, 2013 at 15:56:23
The simplest way to add SP1 (when you are ready) is simply to manually run Windows Update and it will be there as a choice. Run all recommended updates as some it finds should be installed first, and a few may need to be installed after. Once it is complete and it restarts, run int again to see if you have all of the 'after' ones.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 29, 2013 at 17:14:11
I got SP1 on a CD from MS. (Sorry, couldn't resist the TLA's.)
It was free, but they charged $5+ for shipping via UPS. (Or was
it FedEx?) They coulda mailed it via USPS (that's an ETLA)
for lower cost.

-- JSR, in Mpls

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October 31, 2013 at 04:18:53
As StuartS says, if you have pre-existing issues then you need to sort those out before installing SP1 as it has a nasty habit of just stalling part way through if it finds something it doesn't like.

Installing through Windows update is the simplest method as it will pre-prepare the system if necessary and you don't need to download and create the full disk from the ISO.

If you did have more than one computer to update, or you intend to carry out the operation again in the future then you can, as junedavis say, download the disk iso from the Microsoft site - available here:

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