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Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7. Back up yours important data before installing it Microsoft strongly recommends full back up before installation.Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an important update that includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7. SP1 also includes new improvements to features and services in Windows 7, such as improved reliability when connecting to HDMI audio devices, printing using the XPS Viewer, and restoring previous folders in Windows Explorer after restarting.If you have been updating through windows update then you will find this update a small portion even it can be updated through Microsoft update service automatically and it is the best option and strongly recommended.The download is 1.9GB, and should be appearing in the automatic update area on your Windows 7 PC.
How to get SP1:
The recommended (and easiest) way to get SP1 is to turn on automatic updating in Windows Update in Control Panel, and wait for Windows 7 to notify you that SP1 is ready to install. It takes about 30 minutes to install, and you’ll need to restart your computer about halfway through the installation.
To learn if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed.
To learn if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed:
Click the Start button , right-click Computer, and then click Properties.If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your computer.
If you want to download the full stand-alone version of SP1, you can find it here:
Disk space requirements:
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Before you begin:
If you have any prerelease versions of SP1 installed, uninstall them before installing the final release version of SP1. To do this, follow the instructions in “Uninstalling SP1” in this topic.
Back up your important files to an external location, such as an external hard disk, DVD or CD, USB flash drive, or network folder. For more information, search “Backing up files and folders” in Help and Support.
If you’re using a laptop computer, connect it to an AC electrical outlet and don’t unplug or restart the computer during installation.
Some antivirus software might prevent SP1 from installing, or might slow down the installation. You can try temporarily disabling your antivirus software. If you do so, be sure that you’re aware of the risks involved, and be sure to re-enable it after the service pack is installed.
Downloading and installing SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center:
If you have problems getting the service pack from Windows Update, you can download the SP1 installation package from the Microsoft Download Center, and then install SP1 manually.
Go to the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 download webpage on the Microsoft website, and then click Continue.
Choose either the 32-bit (x86) or the 64-bit (x64) version of SP1 depending on whether you’re running the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of Windows 7, and then click Download.
To find out which version you’re running, click the Start button , right-click Computer, and then click Properties. Under System, next to System type, you can view the operating system.
To install SP1 immediately, click Open or Run, and then follow the instructions on your screen. To install SP1 later, click Save and download the installation file to your computer. When you’re ready to install SP1, double-click the file.
On the Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 page, click Next.
Follow the instructions on your screen. Your computer might restart during the installation.
After installation is complete, log on to your computer at the Windows logon prompt. You might see a notification indicating whether the update was successful.
If you disabled your antivirus software, enable it again.
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