SP1 disables some Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by vwgolfman, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. vwgolfman

    vwgolfman MDL Junior Member

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    #1 vwgolfman, Feb 24, 2011
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    With regards to the thread I started HERE it appears as though some Windows Updates are not enabled for SP1.

    This evening I conducted a test....

    1) Made a fresh install of Windows 7 (Non SP1).
    2) Windows Updates scanned my PC and offered Windows Live Essentials (which I did not download).
    3) SP1 was available in Windows Updates so I installed SP1
    4) NOW.....Windows Live Essentials was NO LONGER AVAILABLE in Windows Updates.

    What do we think is going on here?
     
  2. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    this has been covered before... it's not "disabled"
    sp1 gives a different version number to windows updates and if anything on there doesn't match the number, it won't offer the download
    ms will eventually make live essentials available on windows update
     
  3. vwgolfman

    vwgolfman MDL Junior Member

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    Hi Kouryu and thank you....

    Do you think there are any important Windows Updates which have not yet been made available for SP1?
     
  4. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    no
    the only things that are "missing" are the optional updates, which is no big deal and you can manually get them yourself anyway
     
  5. vwgolfman

    vwgolfman MDL Junior Member

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    There are some optional updates available, even after making a fresh install from the Windows 7 SP1 ISO.
    I was hoping to install from this media and have a fully up to date install including all updates, optional and critical.

    It is looking more and more as though the only way to have this is to install Windows 7 Non-SP1, complete all updates and then lastly update to SP1.
     
  6. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    and what updates are you looking for? :rolleyes:
    windows live essentials? security essentials?

    sp1 plus the current updates is EVERYTHING you need for the system and is what a non-SP1 install will give you anyway
    those other silly optional updates you want can be manually downloaded
    those optional updates are there as a convenience... they're optional for a reason!

    is it really that much of an issue to download and install those few extra things manually?
    so what's the big deal of needing to have those "missing" things in windows update? convenience? efficiency? laziness?