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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What are the most significative changes brought on by Windows 7 SP1?

Which are the most significant features that Microsoft included in Windows 7 SP1? I mean, worth the download, should I waste my time upgrading? I saw on some forums that some users are having problems ...
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How can I get a Windows 7 DVD with SP1 integrated from Microsoft?

Is there available a Windows 7 DVD with SP1 integrated from Microsoft?
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Windows 7 goes to sleep while in use

My Windows 7 Home Premium 64 on an i7 940 CPU Gigabyte motherboard sleeps suddenly while in use (typing or clicking mouse) since I installed SP1. Sometimes it does not boot up when first turned on ...
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Intermittent freeze of Windows 7 SP1 x64 since last week

It's a self build Core2Duo 8 GB workstation used as a 24/7/365 server, started in 2007. Installed Windows 7 on February 2010, running flawless till last week. Nothing specials happened / installed ...
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Windows 7 (x64) memory usage climbs to 90%+ while system is idle?

I have windows 7 with 4GB of RAM. When the system starts from a fresh boot I start with about 33% usage. However, if I walk away with my PC idle for a few hours, or over night, my PC typically climbs ...
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Slow Network Performance with Windows Server 2008 SP1

I recently installed Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008. Since that time, network performance has been awful. Both Windows 7 and Mac Snow Leopard clients have seen miserable speeds when trying ...
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How to install Bluetooth on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

I noticed that the release notes for service pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 says that it enables Bluetooth support. I've apply the upgrade but I could not figure out how to get my Bluetooth ...
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Windows 7 SP1 install fails with code 800F0A09

I am trying to install SP1 on a Windows 7 Ultimate box using Windows Update, but it fails with this code: 800F0A09 and no further explanation. I have tried to google that, but I am not getting ...
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Bluescreen on startup after Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installation

I tried to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (64 bit) on my Dell notebook. Everything worked fine up to the first reboot after the installation. When booting, right before the Windows logo appears, a ...
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How to find what Service Pack of IE is currently installed on the system?

We have website and one of our customers complains that when he launches the URL there is a blank popup that appears on his window. He uses IE 7. We have tried to reproduce the same behaviour in ...
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win7-64 sp1: Rename folder (including zip file) error popup

With the install of Windows 7 x64 Service Pack 1 (SP1) I get a windows explorer popup on any folder rename including .zip files. Could not find this item They are referring to the old name. What ...
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Windows 7 SP1 not being offered on Windows Update

I have no option to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on my computer. Why is the option to install Windows 7 SP1 missing from Windows Update? I'm less interested in why the option is missing, ...
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Installing Windows 7 x64 SP1 returns error 0x8007007b

I just tried to install Windows 7 x64 SP1 on my desktop computer, but 10 minutes into the installation I get this error: The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect. ...
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IE8 and certificate issues following Service Pack 1 install on Windows 7

When trying to open Internet Explorer 8 under a different user account, I get the following error: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. I found this post which describes ...
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How to overcome error 0x800F0A12 while installing Win 7 SP1?

I am trying to install Win 7 SP1 (using Windows Update), but it failed with 0x800F0A12. I have a dual boot configuration windows - linux, otherwise perfectly normal configuration. This web page: ...
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Error 80073701 when installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I tried to install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 using Windows Update, and I got an error (code 80073701 - unknown error). I tried it again, same thing. Rebooted and tried again, same error. Before I ...
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original windows 7 became evaluation copy after SP1 installation

my licensed windows 7 professional (64bit) became evaluation copy after service pack 1 RC installation and will expire. is there a way to fix this besides re-installation of the OS?
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Slipstream Windows 7 + Service Pack 1

I heard that Microsoft released Windows 7 Service Pack 1 yesterday. By sheer coincidence I planned to format and reinstall Windows 7 on my PC, next week. Is it possible merge (slipstream) the ...
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Backup before installing Windows Vista SP2?

Is it necessary to back up data before installing Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) from online updates?
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Remote desktop session and system logoff problem

If I close the remote desktop session (RDP), my system getting logoff automatically. Some times I have seen "session has been idle over its time limit. logoff will start in 2 minutes. press any key ...
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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) final released to OEM, is it safe to install?

Softpedia has a copy of the W7 SP1 final release 32bit and 64bit for download, I checked the MD5 and SHA1 hashes and they match, do you think this is an unaltered version of OEM final release? One ...
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Installing VS2010 components with SP1 beta

I hope this is the place for this kind of question. I have VS2010 ult with the Service Pack 1 beta installed. I want to play with F# and I need to install it. The problem is that because I have the ...
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windows stops working when upgrading to XP service pack 3

i have a laptop that i upgraded to windows XP service pack 3 (as i wanted to install some software that required SP3). after installing it, and rebooting, my machine slowed down dramatically. even ...
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Problem with installing SQL Server 2008 SP2 on Windows XP

I'm not much of a super-user but I've been struggling with this issue for hours and I hope maybe someone here will know how to assist me. I've just installed SQL Server 2008 Developer, I've chosen the ...
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windows command line: can I tell Service pack number?

Is there is a way to get service pack number from command line? Or the build number from command line (from which I can tell the service pack number (see ...
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Windows Wont Boot After Power Outage?

I have a computer that I was installing Service Pack 3 on, and then someone drove into a power pole and took out my power. Now my computer will not boot into Windows, it goes to the loading screen ...
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What language of Service Pack 2 to install on Office 2007 with Language Packs installed?

I have Office 2007 in English with one additional language pack istalled (German). Now I want to install service pack 2 for the Office. The download page for that service pack The 2007 Microsoft ...
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Where to find Vista's service pack level?

When Vista's service pack version is at level 1 (SP1), this version number is shown at "Control Panel / System". However, on my system this information has disappeared, probably because I'm now using ...
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How to get all XP service packs, updates, etc. together to avoid future downloads?

I am going through an agonizing re-install, on day three now of Windows Updates, VS Service Packs, etc. It's been tough having to download all this again on a 384kbps ADSL line. Besides the installs ...
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Where can download VSTS Service Pack 1 Install?

Where can download the offline installer of the Visual Studio Team System SP1?
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Will restoring or upgrading Windows solve problems after a Service Pack installation?

I downloaded updates Service Pact 1,2 & 3. Now when I put a DVD in the computer, my camera software comes up, and I can no longer send pictures by E-mail. Do I have to uninstall software and ...
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Wireless network unavailable, no networks found after Windows update

Old Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop with Linksys Wireless G network adapter card (WPC54G v2). Wireless connection was working fine. Then I ran a bunch of windows updates, I think the last one was the ...
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XP Home SP3 to XP Pro SP2 Upgrade(Downgrade?) Problems

I bought a netbook with XP Home SP3. I am trying to upgrade/downgrade to an earlier version of XP Pro Sp2. When I try to install, it says cannot upgrade to earlier version. Is there anything I can ...
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How do I determine Windows Version and Service Pack from WindowsUpdateLog.txt

I have a copy of the windowsupdatelog.txt from another computer. I wonder whether or not its possible to determine the version of windows and service pack level is installed on the machine. The file ...
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Microsoft .NET Framework Service Packs

Microsoft installed the following as updates to my XP Home machine: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Do I ...
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How do I determine which Office 2007 service pack is installed?

How can I determine the service pack running for Office 2007?