recently I have Installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Whenever I try to Install Team Foundation Server It gives me this error:

Error : TF400157 : Service Pack 1 or higher is required for this version of Windows.

This Is because I'm running a themed Windows 7 called xDark V3 or something like this, Is It possible to change name of my Windows or something else to Install Foundation Server?


  • What makes you think the theme has anything to do with it? Try taking the error message literally and install service pack 1.
    – rtf
    May 25, 2013 at 23:39

1 Answer 1


Have you installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1? That's what the error is complaining about. Follow the instructions here to check:


  • learn if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed

    1. Click the Start button , right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
    2. If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your computer.
  • Technically my windows is: Windows 7 Ultimate but themed. May 25, 2013 at 21:10
  • @user2248354 - Do you have Service Pack 1 installed?
    – shf301
    May 25, 2013 at 21:11
  • No, I don't think so. May 25, 2013 at 21:13
  • @user2248354 Then install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and TFS 2012 will work.
    – shf301
    May 25, 2013 at 21:14
  • What you mean is changing my Windows, Is it possible to download something like this to fix it? May 25, 2013 at 21:16

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