Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 Now Available

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Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 Now Available
« on: February 22, 2011, 03:12:42 PM »
Microsoft has officially released the first Service pack for Windows 7. It is now available from Windows Update or at the Microsoft Download Center.

Related article: https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/windows-7-service-pack-1-39-security-fixes-few-major-changes-022211

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Re: Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 Now Available
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 10:07:31 AM »
Windows 7 / 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Problems

Specific examples. Consider them anecdotal but if you run any software mentioned here, or similar software, this list should give you a guide to test.

Users with old versions of Microsoft Security Essentials may not be able to install SP1. Upgrade first.
Samsung Galaxy S phone drivers may have problems with SP1
some users reported very long install times (> 1hr. but not all that unusual for a service pack)
Chrome 10 and 11 have issues according to some tweets
Word 2003 VBA
slower boot times with SP1 then without
some reports of download issues due to overloaded servers
Lenovo's Thinkvantage System Update may not work (update it before applying the SP)
EVGA Precision Utility 2.0.2 (Graphics card stats program liked by gamers)
MSI Afterburner
some issues with Bitlocker are reported. But no confirmation at this point and it may also be due to entering the wrong password on reboot (you have to reboot a couple times in certain situations)


Link to a technet page with reports of install issues:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817622%28WS.10%29.aspx

If all fails, here a link with an uninstall procedure for SP1:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/uninstall-sp1

Complete Article:
http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Windows+7+2008+R2+Service+Pack+1+Problems/10453

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