SP1 is the abbreviation for ServicePack 1, which means the patch package contains all the patches for a period of time. These patches contain security enhancements and feature enhancements and fixes.
Installing Service Pack 1 for Windows 7
1.Log into Windows, click on the Start button and then select Control Panel.
2.Once the Control Panel is visible, click on System and Security.
3.Click on the green heading, Windows Update.
4.Once Windows Update is on the screen, click on “Check online for updates from Microsoft Update”.
5.Your computer may spend several minutes checking for available updates.
6.Once it has completed, click on “# important updates are available”
7.At the top of the list, uncheck the box next to “Name” in order to deselect all updates. We recommend you install the Service Pack prior to any other updates, if possible. Some updates may be included in the Service Pack, and others may need to be reinstalled after the Service Pack.
8.Scroll through the list until you find “Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems (KB976932)” and click the check box next to it. It may not be the last item listed on your computer, but it will be under the “Windows 7” section (as opposed to the “Office” or other sections).
9.Click the OK button on that screen.
10.Windows Update will now return to the initial Windows Update screen. It should say that there is one important update selected. Click on the button marked Install updates.
11.Do not turn your computer off during installation for any reason. Reboot only when prompted to do so.
12.There may be additional updates available for your computer now that you have installed the Service Pack. You can go back into Windows Update to check, and this time you may leave all “Important” updates selected.
If you do not see Service Pack 1 in the list of updates
There are a few possible causes. One is that your computer already has Service Pack 1. To check:
1.Go into Control Panel and click on System and Security.
2.Click on System.
3.If you have Service Pack 1 installed already, it will be listed on this screen, as shown in the following example. If that’s the case, you’re done. If not, continue to the next step.
4.The other possibility is that your computer is lacking an update that is a prerequisite to Service Pack 1. We have seen this on some computers with an Intel integrated display adapter. The computer may require a display driver update, followed by a reboot, before the Service Pack will appear on the list.
5.To check to see if an Intel display driver update is available, follow steps 1-7 in the first section on installing the Service Pack. But instead of looking for the Service Pack in the list (step 8), look for an update with a title similar to “Intel Corporation – Display – Mobile Intel(R) Series Express Chipset”. Desktop computers may not have the word “Mobile” in the update title.
6.Click the check box next to the Intel Display update, and click on OK.
7.Click on the button labelled Install updates.
8.When prompted, reboot your computer and redo steps 1-12 in the first section. If the Service Pack still does not appear in the list of available updates, please call the UT Service Center at x4357.
Downloading and installing Windows SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
If you’re unable to install SP1 from Windows Update, you can download the installation package from the Microsoft Download Center and then install SP1 manually.
1.Go to the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 download page on the Microsoft website.
2.Select Install Instructions to see which packages are available for download, and make note of the one that you need.
3.Select the appropriate language from the drop-down list, and then select Download.
4.Select the packages you need to install, select Next, and then follow the instructions to install SP1. Your PC might restart a few times during the installation.
5.After SP1 is installed, sign in to your PC. You might see a notification indicating whether the update was successful. If you disabled your antivirus software before the installation, make sure you turn it back on.
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