Service Pack 1 For Windows 7

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Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available.

This service pack is an update to Windows 7 and to Windows Server 2008 R2 that addresses customer and partner feedback.

SP1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 is a recommended collection of updates and improvements to Windows that are combined into a single installable update. Windows 7 SP1 can help make your computer safer and more reliable. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 provides a comprehensive set of innovations for enterprise-class virtualization.

This includes new virtualization capabilities with Dynamic Memory and Microsoft RemoteFX. Consumer end-users can find general information about Windows 7 SP1 at the following Microsoft website:.

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INTRODUCTION

To obtain Windows 7 SP1, visit the following Microsoft website:. To obtain Windows 2008 R2 SP1, visit the following Microsoft website:. Consumer end-users can use Microsoft Community to discuss issues that concern Windows 7 SP1.

Downloading and installing Windows SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center

To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:. IT professionals can use the Windows 7 IT pro forum to discuss issues that concern Windows 7 SP1.

To do this, visit the following Microsoft website: .

Note For online help with troubleshooting SP1 installation issues, visit the following Microsoft website:.

IT professionals can use the Windows 7 IT Pro forum to discuss issues that concern Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:.

To view a list of hotfixes and security updates that are included in SP1, visit the following Microsoft website:.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 hotfixes and security updatesNote Currently, the list of hotfixes and security updates is available only in English.

Consumer end-users can find information about what is included in Windows 7 SP1 at the following Microsoft website:.

What is included in Windows 7 SP1 IT professionals and advanced users can find more information, such as release notes and the SP1 deployment guide, at the following Microsoft TechNet websites:.

Installing Windows 7 SP1 using Windows Update (recommended)

Windows 7 SP1 page on TechNetWindows Server 2008 R2 SP1 page on TechNetNote After you apply Service Pack 1, the startup setting of the DHCP Client Service changes from disabled to automatic.

Troubleshoot problems installing Windows SP1

To avoid this, apply the hotfix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 2684965.

Before you begin

For more information about KB 2684965, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:. 2684965 Startup Type property in the DHCP Client service is changed to Automatic in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 .

Run the Windows Update troubleshooter

Support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. We recommend you move to a Windows 11 PC to continue to receive security updates from Microsoft.

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.

  1. It takes about 30 minutes to install, and you'll need to restart your computer about halfway through the installation.

  2. To check if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed on your PC, select the Start button, right-click Computer, and then select Properties.

  3. If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your PC. You’ll need to know if your PC is running a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 7.

    Select the Start button, right-click Computer, and then select Properties. The version of Windows 7 is displayed next to System type. Check to make sure your PC has enough free disk space to install SP1.

  4. Installation method. Estimated amount of free disk space needed. x86-based (32-bit): 750 MB.

  5. x64-based (64-bit): 1050 MB. Downloading SP1 from the Microsoft website.

  6. x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB. x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB. It’s a good idea to back up your important files, photos, and videos to an external hard disk, USB flash drive, or the cloud before installing the update.

Disk space requirements

Make sure your PC is plugged in to power and you’re connected to the Internet. Some antivirus software might prevent SP1 from installing or slow down the installation.

  1. You can temporarily disable your antivirus software before the installation.

  2. If you do so, make sure you’re aware of the risks that might be involved and re-enable the antivirus software as soon as SP1 is done installing.

  3. If your PC is set to automatically install updates, you’ll be prompted by Windows Update to install SP1.

  4. Follow the instructions to install the update. To manually install SP1 from Windows Update:. Select the Start button > All programs > Windows Update.

  5. In the left pane, select Check for updates. If any important updates are found, select the link to view available updates. In the list of updates, select Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB976932) and then select OK.

Disable antivirus software

Note: If SP1 isn’t listed, you might need to install some other updates before installing SP1. Install any important updates and then follow these steps again to check for SP1. Select Install updates. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

Follow the instructions to install SP1. After SP1 is installed, sign in to your PC.

Download and run the System Update Readiness Tool

  1. You might see a notification indicating whether the update was successful. If you disabled your antivirus software before the installation, make sure you turn it back on.

    If you’re unable to install SP1 from Windows Update, you can download the installation package from the Microsoft Download Center and then install SP1 manually.

    Go to the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 download page on the Microsoft website.

    Select Install Instructions to see which packages are available for download, and make note of the one that you need.

    Select the appropriate language from the drop-down list, and then select Download.

    Select the packages you need to install, select Next, and then follow the instructions to install SP1. Your PC might restart a few times during the installation.

  2. After SP1 is installed, sign in to your PC. You might see a notification indicating whether the update was successful. If you disabled your antivirus software before the installation, make sure you turn it back on.

  3. If you try to install SP1 and see an error message that the installation wasn’t successful, this might be because there’s a problem with the Windows Servicing Store that is used to install updates or because your antivirus software is preventing the update from being installed.

  4. To try and fix the problem, follow these steps and then try to install SP1 again.

  5. Select the link in the table that corresponds with the version of Windows running on your PC.

Plug in and connect to the Internet

Windows version. Link to Microsoft Download Center. Windows 7 32-bit (x86). Windows 7 64-bit (x64).

  1. On the Microsoft Download Center page, select your language and then select Download.

  2. It might take a few minutes for the tool to download and install. To install the tool immediately, select Open or Run and then follow the instructions.

  3. To use the tool later, select Save and download the installation files to your PC.

  4. On the Windows Update Standalone Installer screen, select Yes or OK.