Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Windows 7 SP1 - Which file to download?

Last response: in Windows 7
Share
March 2, 2011 3:42:42 AM

I would like to download the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to patch my system.

1) Is this the correct Service Pack 1 installation file for Windows 7 Professional 64-bit?
Windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe

2) Do I need to download and install any of the other .Symbols files from the website?

3) I am installing a new PC with Windows 7 Professional RTM from the DVD. Can I install SP1 immediately after installing Windows 7, or do I need to do a Windows Update first?

Here is the link to the MS Win7 SP1 website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?Fami...

Thanks

More about : windows sp1 file download

a b $ Windows 7
March 2, 2011 5:51:27 AM


If you have a 64 bit system to install, that will be the right pack to put in on top of it and the Pack will include many of the hotfixes and patches which have already come out so you can go straight to it as soon as the system can get online. Check for updates after the restart when you've installed the Pack and check again next Tuesday for the March MSRT.

Only two of that bewildering array of downloads are for Windows 7 - the MSDN developers usually get their own download and the Server 2008 versions will not run in your proposed system.

m
0
l
a b $ Windows 7
March 2, 2011 6:00:42 AM

Use Windows Update to install the SP. It will make all the right decisions for you. You only need to download the SP file if you have several PCs to update.
m
0
l
Related resources
January 1, 2013 4:07:10 PM

Ijack said:
Use Windows Update to install the SP. It will make all the right decisions for you. You only need to download the SP file if you have several PCs to update.


How in the world do you think your reply even remotely answers the question?!?!? The question was not "how", the question was "which". And by the way, when you say "it will make all the right decisions for you." - what decisions is it making for me??? I would prefer to be in control and understand what is going on, rather than allow software to blindly install on my computer.
m
0
l
December 31, 2013 1:35:31 PM

Vague answer but but a good one. If you can't download the 903Mb file doing through windows update the file will be smaller and it will choose what it sees you need like security updates, specific random files and other such you don't need so it will take much less time.

That's my overly late answer for this question.

m
0
l
January 12, 2014 4:19:05 PM

I'm trying to solve the same problem. The machine in question is a newer Dell and it doesn't like the old version of Windows 7, so it won't connect to the network. Therefore, asking Windows to download directly is not a solution. Instead, I'm downloading the SP on a different computer and copying the files to the new Dell. Whether it is necessary to install SP1 prior to installing Dell Drivers is debatable, but this is what I'm trying to do.

The responses to this question may solve a different problem very well, but like the original poster, I would also be interested in how I would know which SP1 is the correct version for my system.
m
0
l
January 18, 2014 11:28:52 AM

Metallikov said:
I'm trying to solve the same problem. The machine in question is a newer Dell and it doesn't like the old version of Windows 7, so it won't connect to the network. Therefore, asking Windows to download directly is not a solution. Instead, I'm downloading the SP on a different computer and copying the files to the new Dell. Whether it is necessary to install SP1 prior to installing Dell Drivers is debatable, but this is what I'm trying to do.

The responses to this question may solve a different problem very well, but like the original poster, I would also be interested in how I would know which SP1 is the correct version for my system.


Hi, I'm trying to do the same thing. I have a Windows 7 64-bit Tower that I use in my recording studio that cannot connect to the net.
So I need to download to my laptop and transfer the SP1 files to my tower.

Can anyone please let me know which specific file(s) I need from the Microsoft Download Center?
I would think that this would be easy enough to find info on, but apparently not.

Thank you very much for your advice.

Paul
m
0
l
March 2, 2014 6:41:43 PM

Paul Edwards said:
Metallikov said:
I'm trying to solve the same problem. The machine in question is a newer Dell and it doesn't like the old version of Windows 7, so it won't connect to the network. Therefore, asking Windows to download directly is not a solution. Instead, I'm downloading the SP on a different computer and copying the files to the new Dell. Whether it is necessary to install SP1 prior to installing Dell Drivers is debatable, but this is what I'm trying to do.

The responses to this question may solve a different problem very well, but like the original poster, I would also be interested in how I would know which SP1 is the correct version for my system.


Hi, I'm trying to do the same thing. I have a Windows 7 64-bit Tower that I use in my recording studio that cannot connect to the net.
So I need to download to my laptop and transfer the SP1 files to my tower.

Can anyone please let me know which specific file(s) I need from the Microsoft Download Center?
I would think that this would be easy enough to find info on, but apparently not.

Thank you very much for your advice.

Paul



windows6.1-KB976932-IA64.exe Windows 7 64 bit Itanium processor

windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe Windows 7 64 bit intel & AMD processor

windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe Windows 7 32 bit Intel and AMD processor
m
0
l
July 1, 2014 4:55:00 PM

loosley said:
I would like to download the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to patch my system.

1) Is this the correct Service Pack 1 installation file for Windows 7 Professional 64-bit?
Windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe

2) Do I need to download and install any of the other .Symbols files from the website?

3) I am installing a new PC with Windows 7 Professional RTM from the DVD. Can I install SP1 immediately after installing Windows 7, or do I need to do a Windows Update first?

Here is the link to the MS Win7 SP1 website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?Fami...

Thanks


m
0
l
!