Notes on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - Installed Early This Morning

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  1. cyberbiker

    cyberbiker New Member

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    Win7SP1 came up as a Windows automatic update last night so I installed it and have done three restarts and one more "check for updates" now to insure it has settled down. For major updates it is a good idea to watch the CPU Usage History graph in the Performance Tab of Task Manager so you know when all processes and services are fully loaded. I keep a shortcut to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\taskmgr.exe in the Start Menu>All Programs>Startup Folder so it automatically opens whenever Windows restarts.

    Windows7 Home Premium x64 took about 3 min 7 secs to fully load. It appears SP1 has added about a minute to that as the CPU Usage History graph doesn't flatline for 4 min 2 secs. I load 70 processes, but that will vary for each user based on the software installed.

    It took a while to find the release notes and a list of the 796 hotfixes and security updates included in SP1. They can be downloaded at
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=61924cea-83fe-46e9-96d8-027ae59ddc11&displaylang=en

    So far everything seems to be working great.
     
  2. vinoman

    vinoman Senior Member

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    My update of SP1 has been running now for 45 minutes and it still says Stage 1 of 2 ... how long does it take? Will I have to force shutdown?
     
  3. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    Did you keep up with all MS updates prior to installing SP1, the more updates it had to install will effect the time from user to user.
     
  4. vinoman

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    after another half hour I could see that it was stuck in a loop. So I did a forced shutdown and rebooted. It did come back to where is was and proceeded to complete the SP1 update.

    All is well now. :)
     
  5. cyberbiker

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    Yep. Windows Update is set to check for updates daily. SP1 was an 86MB file. The update took around 20 minutes.

    The time I was talking about in the OP was the regular restart time after SP1. It seems more like 3 min 47 secs now.
     
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  6. cyberbiker

    cyberbiker New Member

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    The only problem I experienced since installing SP1 was that I got a loud audio feedback and a frozen mouse for several seconds a couple times a day. It occurred when I was listening to music or podcasts with the latest versions of iTunes and Realplayer.

    To fix it I went to Realtek and updated the Realtek High-Definition Audio Driver to R2.57 dated Jan 25, 2011. Haven't had a recurrence since.
     

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