Quick SP1 Installtion Question...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by superleeds27, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. superleeds27

    superleeds27 MDL Member

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    Any idea how long it could possibly take to install?

    Bin stuck around 3/4 for a good 45 mins now.
     
  2. subpsyke

    subpsyke MDL Junior Member

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    It should take about 1.5 to 2 hours in total, and yes, it may seem to get stuck around 3/4 of the way through installation (and also when the progress bar is 100% filled), but it isn't.
     
  3. ricktendo64

    ricktendo64 MDL Expert

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    Id say 45 mins to 1 hour
     
  4. blued

    blued MDL Junior Member

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    A typical windows 7 install takes about 1/2 hour (less in my case). Dont see how an SP should take any longer. I recall Vistas SP2 took only about 10-15 min. Something is not right if 7 SP takes more than 1/2 hour, or it may be old hardware, very slow PC.
     
  5. subpsyke

    subpsyke MDL Junior Member

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    A fresh install of Windows is less complex. Have you ever tried an in-place Windows 7 upgrade? That can take more than an hour, and it's functionally closer to a service pack installation.
     
  6. Ron1958

    Ron1958 MDL Junior Member

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    Mine took over an hour to update.
    If you would like to clean up after the install do this>>

    How to cleanup old hot fix information after installing SP1 (cleanup tool)
    Once Service Pack 1 is installed you may opt to remove old information regarding old hot fixes and the SP1 un-installation tool as well. Note that if you perform this step you can NEVER remove SP1!

    On most systems you should expect between 500MB and 1.5GB of space recovered by running this program. To run you must launch a command prompt with Administrator privileges, then execute the following command:

    dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    This command will take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete, when completed you will now have SP1 fully integrated with no un-installation option. Enjoy the reclaimed disk space!
     
  7. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    you can right click the drive in my computer and select "properties" then "disc cleanup" and click "clean up system files" and you get the option to remove "service pack backup files" that's around 500mb also, perhaps they are the same thing, I've left mine till this build is confirmed by MS as final.
     
  8. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    99% chance it's the same thing yes :) No need for MS to make 2 things for the same purpose
     
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  9. subpsyke

    subpsyke MDL Junior Member

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    Although I'm pretty sure that we have the RTM build, and Microsoft's lack of confirmation of the build string is FUD, it would be wise to hold on to the service pack backup files for a few weeks (or months at most).

    Do you really need 1GB of extra space this moment? Probably not - hold onto the files.
    Do you have the patience to re-install Windows, if this is not the final RTM build? Well then, go ahead and remove the files...
     
  10. blued

    blued MDL Junior Member

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    Just installed SP1 64 bit. Took 20 min, no more.
     
  11. blued

    blued MDL Junior Member

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    And just installed SP1 x86 on another machine and took 18 min.
     
  12. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    I installed it on my wife's computer, it took 20 minutes flat.