Downloading Service Pack 1

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Menno Hershberger

I have a computer here that had a defective hard drive. I have replaced the
drive and reinstalled Windows 7 from a customer supplied DVD. The DVD is
old enough that it doesn't include Service Pack 1.
This is an HP with an AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor 2.90 GHz.
It's a 64 bit system.
How do I determine which one of the following 10 downloads I should use?

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5842
 
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Kirk Bubul

I have a computer here that had a defective hard drive. I have replaced the
drive and reinstalled Windows 7 from a customer supplied DVD. The DVD is
old enough that it doesn't include Service Pack 1.
This is an HP with an AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor 2.90 GHz.
It's a 64 bit system.
How do I determine which one of the following 10 downloads I should use?

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5842
I gave up trying to figure out which to download and just downloaded
the 903.2 MB one. At the time I had a "6MB" DSL connection. It took
about an hour, but it worked.
 
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Nil

I have a computer here that had a defective hard drive. I have
replaced the drive and reinstalled Windows 7 from a customer
supplied DVD. The DVD is old enough that it doesn't include
Service Pack 1. This is an HP with an AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635
Processor 2.90 GHz. It's a 64 bit system. How do I determine which
one of the following 10 downloads I should use?

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5842
If you look in the Instructions section, you will see more details.
You don't want any of the debugging versions. I think you want
"windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe" or
"7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso", which
gives you a DVD disk image that has everything you might possibly
need.

You could also just let Windows Update pick the one it likes.

===========

7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso - This DVD
image contains standalone update for all architectures.

windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a
32-bit machine running Windows 7.

windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a
64-bit machine running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

windows6.1-KB976932-IA64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to an
Itanium 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86FRE.Symbols.msi -
Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 32-bit machines.

Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86CHK.Symbols.msi -
Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for 32-bit machines.

Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64FRE.Symbols.msi -
Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 64-bit machines. This
contains debugging symbols for both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server
2008 R2 SP1.

Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64CHK.Symbols.msi -
Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for 64-bit machines. This
contains debugging symbols for both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server
2008 R2 SP1.

Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.IA64FRE.Symbols.msi -
Standalone debugging symbols (free) for Itanium 64-bit machines.

Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.IA64CHK.Symbols.msi -
Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for Itanium 64-bit machines.
 
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Paul

Menno said:
I have a computer here that had a defective hard drive. I have replaced the
drive and reinstalled Windows 7 from a customer supplied DVD. The DVD is
old enough that it doesn't include Service Pack 1.
This is an HP with an AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor 2.90 GHz.
It's a 64 bit system.
How do I determine which one of the following 10 downloads I should use?

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5842
There are only three of any value to you.

windows6.1-KB976932-IA64.exe 511.6 MB (Itanium - you don't have one)
windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe 903.2 MB <--- for 64 bit OS installs
windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe 537.8 MB <--- for 32 bit OS installs

I downloaded the 903.2MB one for my laptop x64 Windows 7.

If you allow windows update to do the update instead, it will be
a fraction of the 903.2 MB in terms of downloaded material.

Some people, they have the Windows Update way of doing it fail,
in which case they may have to put up with the download stage
of Windows Update, multiple times. After a while, the 903.2MB fixed
download begins to look attractive.

The 903.2MB one is for when you want to have SP1 available at any time,
to do an upgrade for someone, without wasting more download capacity.
For example, if you're at someone's house, all they've got is dialup
networking, that's when you want your own copy of the thing to work with.

Paul
 
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Chris S.

Paul said:
There are only three of any value to you.

windows6.1-KB976932-IA64.exe 511.6 MB (Itanium - you don't have one)
windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe 903.2 MB <--- for 64 bit OS installs
windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe 537.8 MB <--- for 32 bit OS installs

I downloaded the 903.2MB one for my laptop x64 Windows 7.

If you allow windows update to do the update instead, it will be
a fraction of the 903.2 MB in terms of downloaded material.

Some people, they have the Windows Update way of doing it fail,
in which case they may have to put up with the download stage
of Windows Update, multiple times. After a while, the 903.2MB fixed
download begins to look attractive.

The 903.2MB one is for when you want to have SP1 available at any time,
to do an upgrade for someone, without wasting more download capacity.
For example, if you're at someone's house, all they've got is dialup
networking, that's when you want your own copy of the thing to work with.

Paul
Or, you could buy it? ;)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260939142715?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Chris
 
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Menno Hershberger

Paul said:
There are only three of any value to you.

windows6.1-KB976932-IA64.exe 511.6 MB (Itanium - you don't
have one) windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe 903.2 MB <--- for 64 bit
OS installs windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe 537.8 MB <--- for 32
bit OS installs

I downloaded the 903.2MB one for my laptop x64 Windows 7.

If you allow windows update to do the update instead, it will be
a fraction of the 903.2 MB in terms of downloaded material.

Some people, they have the Windows Update way of doing it fail,
in which case they may have to put up with the download stage
of Windows Update, multiple times. After a while, the 903.2MB fixed
download begins to look attractive.

The 903.2MB one is for when you want to have SP1 available at any
time, to do an upgrade for someone, without wasting more download
capacity. For example, if you're at someone's house, all they've got
is dialup networking, that's when you want your own copy of the thing
to work with.
Thanks, Paul. I already have all the service packs for XP and Vista but I
could never decide which one I wanted to download for a keeper for
Windows 7. I don't understand why Micro$oft wants to make it so
complicated. If it's Windows 7 why does the filename start with
windows6.1-...? :)
Windows update has already installed over 100 updates on this machine. I
usually just wait until the service pack shows up on the update list. So
far it hasn't. So I'm downloading the 903.2 version to it right now.

Hall, I've even got a CD with all the Windows 98 updates on it! :)
 
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Bob I

Thanks, Paul. I already have all the service packs for XP and Vista but I
could never decide which one I wanted to download for a keeper for
Windows 7. I don't understand why Micro$oft wants to make it so
complicated. If it's Windows 7 why does the filename start with
windows6.1-...? :)
NT 5 = Windows 2000
NT 5.1 = Windows XP
NT 6 = Vista
NT 6.1 = Windows 7
 
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Char Jackson

NT 5 = Windows 2000
NT 5.1 = Windows XP
NT 6 = Vista
NT 6.1 = Windows 7
In addition, typing winver at a command prompt clearly shows the
version number to be 6.1.
 
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Ken Blake

And NT 6.2 is Windows 8 (at least, that's what the consumer preview
reports).

But note that what the next version of Windows will be called isn't
yet known for sure. Most people assume it will be called Windows 8,
and that may be correct. But if it isn't, it will be far from the
first time that the code name and the retail name turned out to be
very different.
 
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John Williamson

Ken said:
But note that what the next version of Windows will be called isn't
yet known for sure. Most people assume it will be called Windows 8,
and that may be correct. But if it isn't, it will be far from the
first time that the code name and the retail name turned out to be
very different.
As MS are already calling it Windows 8 in their promotional material, as
in "Download Windows 8 consumer preview here", I'd be fairly sure that's
what they're going to call it. Although, there's a slim chance it'll be
known as Metro, after the 'orrible new interface.
 
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