SP1 INSTALLATION


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grylion

Hi all,
After reading about these problems people are having with Sp1 i think i
will do a couple of full system backups (windows7 64) and acronis before
I make an attempt.
Any other suggestions from the experts before starting?

cheers Peter
 
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Ed Cryer

Hi all,
After reading about these problems people are having with Sp1 i think i
will do a couple of full system backups (windows7 64) and acronis before
I make an attempt.
Any other suggestions from the experts before starting?

cheers Peter
Good luck.
After doing it let me know what's changed. I can't find much apart from
the size of window headers; a wee bit larger.

Ed
 
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Char Jackson

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grylion

Hi all,
After reading about these problems people are having with Sp1 i think i
will do a couple of full system backups (windows7 64) and acronis before
I make an attempt.
Any other suggestions from the experts before starting?

cheers Peter

Well I did my backups, started the SP1 download and it stopped at 24%.
After 1 hour it was still there so I stopped the download and rebooted.
I waited an hour or so and started the download again. It came down in
about 20 minutes, installed ok rebooted ok. I was fully updated until
then so it wasn't a big file/s.
good luck all


Peter
 
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nomail

Hi all,
After reading about these problems people are having with Sp1 i think i
will do a couple of full system backups (windows7 64) and acronis before
I make an attempt.
Any other suggestions from the experts before starting?

cheers Peter
If you are using Online Armor disable it before you start. It's
not enough to merely close it before running the update because
it will restart at the intermediate reboot point.

Its default is to stop unknown programs executing and there are
several processes started during the upgrade which it will block.

Pete
 
G

grylion

Well I did my backups, started the SP1 download and it stopped at 24%.
After 1 hour it was still there so I stopped the download and rebooted.
I waited an hour or so and started the download again. It came down in
about 20 minutes, installed ok rebooted ok. I was fully updated until
then so it wasn't a big file/s.
good luck all


Peter
I can't see any obvious change in my system, it works so I am happy with
that.
 
F

Flint

If you are using Online Armor disable it before you start. It's
not enough to merely close it before running the update because
it will restart at the intermediate reboot point.

Its default is to stop unknown programs executing and there are
several processes started during the upgrade which it will block.

Pete
This is a good thing to do with any/all antivirus/antimalware anytime
one is doing any massive SP update. As you said, one should be sure
to re-enable it _manually_ after updates and reboots during the
updates. This requires going into Windows system services and
actually *disabling* antivirus/antimalware there.

I use Avast!, and it has a menu option to 'Disable permanently' under
its 'Avast! shields' menu via the system tray icon, so I don't have to
resort to disabling 'under the hood' via windows services, but some
antivirus/antimalware might require doing so
 
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Alexander Arnakis

Well I did my backups, started the SP1 download and it stopped at 24%.
After 1 hour it was still there so I stopped the download and rebooted.
I waited an hour or so and started the download again. It came down in
about 20 minutes, installed ok rebooted ok. I was fully updated until
then so it wasn't a big file/s.
good luck all
My SP1 download got hung up at 35%. After waiting a while, I clicked
the "stop download" button. That immediately turned to "try again"
which I clicked. The download continued at the point where it had
stopped (did not start over from the beginning), and finished without
incident. Then it installed itself automatically. All I had to do was
wait while the computer rebooted and configured itself. I would say
the whole process took about half an hour. (The computer has a
quad-core Intel processor, 4 gigs of RAM, and a 9.5 Mbps download
connection.)
 
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Stan Brown

My SP1 download got hung up at 35%. After waiting a while, I clicked
the "stop download" button. That immediately turned to "try again"
which I clicked. The download continued at the point where it had
stopped (did not start over from the beginning), and finished without
incident. Then it installed itself automatically.
Thanks for posting this. It seems the download stalling in the
middle is a fairly common problem, so it's nice to know that it can
recover in the middle.
 
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charlie

Thanks for posting this. It seems the download stalling in the
middle is a fairly common problem, so it's nice to know that it can
recover in the middle.
Server loading is likely a part of the problem. It was faster to
download Win 7 with SP-1 than SP-1 alone. (different servers).
To complicate matters, our IP recently improved speeds at the expense of
"QOS", which was down to 37% or so.
 
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Joe Morris

Thanks for posting this. It seems the download stalling in the
middle is a fairly common problem, so it's nice to know that it can
recover in the middle.
I'm not speaking from experience since I've long since downloaded the
complete SP1 image to become the master copy for my POE - but the problem
may be not with Windows but instead related to overload on the web servers
from which the downloads are distributed. With a large fraction of the
Earth's population seemingly trying to download the updates it would not be
surprising to encounter problems and, perhaps, tighter restrictions on how
much network error recovery is allowed before a connection is dropped.

Different servers also have interestingly different performance. Last week
I was simultaneously downloading a half-dozen images from MSDN and was
maxing out my 100bT connection; on Friday I was downloading several files
from Microsoft's volume license server but only one download was running at
any given time, and it was "loading" the network connection at about 0.5%.
(In both cases the MS servers invoked a download manager on my system - but
a different manager.) Go figure.

Joe Morris
 
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Alex Clayton

Server loading is likely a part of the problem. It was faster to
download Win 7 with SP-1 than SP-1 alone. (different servers).
To complicate matters, our IP recently improved speeds at the expense of
"QOS", which was down to 37% or so.
I did 2 machines yesterday and 1 so far today. All 3 had one thing in
common. The download would seem to stop at 24% for a while. The traffic
meter would show nothing going in or out for a while but the HD was
working away so I left it alone and in time the meter would show traffic
and the percentage would go up. All of them did this a few times. All 3
seem fine after the whole thing was over, at least so far.
 
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