Service packs are the means by which product updates are distributed, best known in Microsoft Windows. Service packs may contain updates for system reliability, program compatibility, security, and more. All of these updates are conveniently bundled for easy download.

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Windows 7 SP1 Compatibility mode in Windows 8.1?

Is there a way to install a program in Windows 8.1 that emulates Windows 7 SP1 compatibility mode? I have tried installing the program using the "normal" Windows 7 compatibility mode, however the ...
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Does the official Office 2010 download contain SP2?

Does the latest original Office 2010 download, from the Microsoft website, contain SP2? I'm looking for an answer on this question, but I can't seem to find it. I've tried to slipstream SP2 (+ all ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 [duplicate]

I've just downloaded Windows 7 Enterprise evaluation from Microsoft and the ISO file says it's the 7600 version. Isn't there a Windows 7 Enterprise installation with Service Pack 1 already ...
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I can't install SP1 on Windows 7

I am trying to install the SP1 on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 system. I have been trying to install it from Windows Update, given that it warns me that there is an important update and it is indeed SP1 ...
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Error in installation of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

I have installed SQL Server 2008 Express on my machine but I can't find the Management Studio. I downloaded two versions of SQL Server Management Studio, 2008 and R2 This is the result I don't ...
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Pre requisites for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

I am trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2. Currently, I have Service Pack 1 . Before installation, I disable to Antivirus program as suggested by Windows Vista Site. I have tried several ...
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Service pack 3 or any other solution? [closed]

I have service pack 3 on my computer and operating system is Windows XP. My computer model is HP Pavilion f1503.Windows XP is going to be unsupported from April 2014. What should I do? Should I ...
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Can't install Windows 7 service packs with SSD and HDD setup

My computer has consistently failed to install sp1 for many months now, and I finally tried to install it manually. I got an error 'ERROR_NOT_SAME_DEVICE', I can only assume this is because of my ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 Starter on Windows 8.1 [closed]

I just remembered I had a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, (and I don't want to pay for the full version of Office, I don't have that kind of money lying around), so I went to go install it on ...
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Power shut off in the middle of an update

I accidentally shutdown my PC in the middle of downloading SP1 from the Windows Update. After I booted my PC and tried to re-download SP1 again, it wasn't there. I tried looking for SP1 As an ...
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Installing Office 2010 on a Windows 8 new computer - SP2 Issue

I am installing office 2010 and I get an error "Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): This product requires Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 or above. Correct the issue(s) ...
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Vista SP2 and .NET Framework 3.5 ERROR: TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE(800B0100)

I have a laptop running Windows Vista x86, and I can't install 2 updates: "Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x86" and "Windows Vista Service Pack 2 ...
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Installing Windows Vista SP1 causes Startup Repair to launch on reboot (SP1 installation fails)

I am trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1, but whenever the computer reboots it runs Startup Repair, before claiming that it can't fix the problem its found. It's then possible to boot into ...
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Error 80070008 while trying to install Windows 7 SP1?

I just now discovered that, for the past month, Windows 7 has been unable to install SP1 due to error 80070008 which indicates my PC with 4 GB RAM has run out of memory. I've used the Windows Update ...
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Why wouldn't Windows 7 have a “Repair your Computer” mode on F8?

I'm trying to follow the instructions here. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. You have to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo ...
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VS 2010 SP1 installation failed for VS 2010 Ultimate trial

When i try to install VS 2010 SP1 for VS 2010 Ultimate(trial version) I get this error "Installation did not succees" Fatal error during installation Log file is displayed below : Number of ...
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Download Windows XP SP3 iso

I got a license for Windows XP Pro here and wanted to install this on my Mac as a Bootcamp System but the Disc is only SP1 so it crashes on installation with a BSOD stating IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. ...
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Injecting SP1 into our Windows 7 wim

We're trying to update our WIM image - so no need to install latest updates following imaging a new laptop. We are getting the following error message through dism after trying to add-package: An ...
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Windows Update Error 490

I'm having some issues installing windows update on this particular Windows 7 PC. I'm trying to (for instance) install Service Pack 1, and its popping up an error saying "Element Not Found", and then ...
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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 with NTFS Junctions: ERROR_NOT_SAME_DEVICE(0x80070011)

I have a quick question about installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 with NTFS Junctions in place. I keep getting this error: ERROR_NOT_SAME_DEVICE(0x80070011). Now from what I researched online it is ...
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Booting Windows XP from original CD requires SP2 disc

I need to repair a Windows XP installation, but booting from the original CD requires a Service Pack 2 CD at the very beginning, which I don't have since I got SP2 through Windows Update. How do I ...
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How to download and activate original Microsoft Windows Profesional XP SP3

I have been given a laptop with the following characteristics: Windows XP Proffesional SP3 No CD-ROM a lot of viruses I am not very familiar with the XP stuff but I need to install on it fresh ...
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Windows 7 update stuck while downloading

In Short: On an Eee PC 1015, I am not able to update the newly installed Windows 7 system that came with that Netbook. Updates only worked in small increments, rebooting multiple times, and the SP1 ...
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Windows 7 64-bit Random Slowdown when developing C/C++ Applications (any IDE or Compiler), Installing or Searching for WIndows Updates, etc

I originally posted this on stack overflow and realised that it was OT for there. I hope it is not an OT here as well. My problem first started when I was using an Open Source C/C++ Library called ...
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Windows Update can't install Windows Vista SP1

If you install Windows Vista RTM and run Windows Update, many updates are offered and will successfully install. Once all other updates are installed, Windows Vista service pack 1 is offered. When ...
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Cleanmgr.exe does not show option to clean installed service packs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? I copied Cleanmgr.exe and Cleanmgr.exe.mui as it was suggested here, but when I run it it shows 4 ...
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Why is SP1 for Vista not offered by Windows Update?

I am dealing with an OEM computer by FSC with Vista Home Basic 32-bit. I run winver to check the version and it says it's 6.0 build 6000. If SP2 was to be installed it would say build 6002. And yes, ...
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Why does Gimp say it needs Windows XP Service Pack 2 when I have XP Service Pack 2?

I am trying to install Gimp 2.8.0 on Windows XP. I get an error message "This version of Gimp requires Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or a newer version of Windows." But when I check my Windows ...
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Windows 7 service pack 1 error

When I try and install Windows 7 service pack 1, I get an error that halts the install (code 80073701). I've looked around quite a bit, and a lot of places say that a language pack may be the ...
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Procedure entry point EncodePointer could not be located in kernel32.dll

I get this error when trying to run a program on a Windows computer: Because it's a Dutch Windows version it is in Dutch, but in English it would be something like "Procedure entry point ...
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USB memory always appears as 'unformatted'

Whenever I plug a USB stick into my laptop, I am told the drive is 'not formatted'. I've tried this with three USB sticks (with data on them) on all available ports and it's the same. I'm using ...
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Cannot Install Windows XP SP1

Have an old computer w/o SP1. When I try to download SP1 it tells me it cannot find the server. How do I get an offline version of SP1 to install? I really need to get to SP3 but I think SP1 is ...
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keeping up to date with service packs and updates

Does Microsoft or anyone provide an email update or feed that will notify me when there is a service pack or important update available? I was recently put in charge of a group of servers and come to ...
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Installing Service Pack 1 for Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my laptop computer. Windows Update is configured to download and install updates automatically. I don't see any Windows Service Pack installed. Do I have to install this ...
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Don't they include resource kit in windows XP SP3?

I've Windows XP SP3 installed on my computer. XP Resource Kit (Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools) which was released for SP2. So, does that mean I've these tools installed on my PC? I tried ...
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Network speeds being report as 4x higher than actual in Windows 7 SP1

Ever since installing Windows 7 SP1, I have noticed that all programs that display my network transfer rate have been exactly 4x higher than they actually are. For example, when I download something ...
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How to install XP Pro drivers from USB (no floppy)

I'm trying to install XP Pro SP2 on a laptop but it says the drive is not detected (it's SATA). How can I install the SATA drivers without a floppy disk? Ideally I would like to use a USB drive. The ...
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Network (offline) install of Windows XP SP1

I am installing Windows XP Pro on a virtual machine (Virtual Box). The install went fine, and networking appears to be fine (can browse the internet through IE). However, I am unable to install ...
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Add/Change Drive Letter Causes BSOD

Recently Microsoft Support had me "upgrade" or rather replace the installation of Windows because I had an SFC error that could not be resolved any other way, apparently. SFC now runs without ...
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Where can I find a standalone installer for Windows 7 Service Pack 1?

I've searched everywhere and can't find a standalone MSI or EXE for Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Does it exist somewhere?
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Windows 7 Ultimate - Evaluation Copy Expires Sept 1st 2011

I have a genuine copy of Windows 7 from MSDN. I get a message 'Evaluation Copy Expires Sept 1st 2011' I read that this could be due to the Service Pack and not the OS. So I uninstalled SP1, not a ...
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Windows XP SP3 hangs during first reboot after Service Pack installation

Windows XP SP3 was installed during Windows Update. The computer will not boot, not even in Safe Mode. Is there any way to push it back to last restore point or fix the registry? Probably a driver ...
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Creating a Windows 7 All-in-One CD with Service Pack 1

At our computer shop, we followed the instructions for creating a Windows 7 disk for any edition (SOURCE: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3564), one disk for 32 bit and one disk for 64 bit. I am not ...
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Windows 7 Update Failure 800B0100

After updating to Windows 7 SP1 I updated with every new update that came out, but there were problems with the last two: UPDATE: In the updates history I have found a lot of updates failed: ...
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Windows Update Service Pack 1 give error 0x800f0826

I'm helping out a remote user that has an Apple OSX box running Parallels with Windows 7 as the guest OS. When installing Windows 7 SP1, error 0x800f0826 is generated with no additional information. ...
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Can't install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 from an .ISO file I downloaded. Error inside

This is the error: [Window Title] C:\Users\Sergio\Desktop\Things\Setup.exe [Content] The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's ...
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Can Office 2010 SP1 be installed without backup files?

As title I'd like to know if it's possible to install SP1 without backup files - that is without the uninstall option.
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SP1 for Windows Vista won't install because it requires SP1

I have a laptop with Windows Vista 32-bit installed (no viruses or spyware; the Sony Root Kit spyware was recently removed by MalwareBytes). It doesn't currently have Service Pack 1 installed; ...
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Is there official Windows 7 with service pack 1?

I am looking Windows 7 with service pack 1 but i am not sure that it is officially exist or not. If it is exist so where can i download it ?
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Is there a “Final Service-Pack / Rollup” for Discontinued Windows?

Does anyone know if Microsoft releases a final service-pack or rollup when it finally pulls the plug on a version of Windows (or for that matter, Visual Studio or Office)? For example, currently, if ...