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Worth going to SP1?

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June 10, 2011 10:34:18 AM

hey all, just a quicky, for ya, is it worth me updating windows 7home premium 64bit to SP1?

i was just checking updates and saw that SP1 was unticked...

i use this pc mainly for heavy gaming, with the rare dab of photo editing.

any point upgrading? or should i just stick with win7 "SP0"?


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June 10, 2011 10:46:55 AM

Upgrade!
Sp1 major improvement is the memory management, which will make Win7 more efficient and lighter on system resources.
You will notice that if you keep you PC on for a very long periods.
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June 10, 2011 2:04:47 PM

Actually, SP1 for home users is basically all previous patches plus some extra bug fixes. It does have a couple of new features that relate to Win7's interactions with Windows Server 2008 R2, but that's only really relevant in enterprise environments. I did upgrade my PCs to SP1, but only for the sake of having "the latest".
@Kikireeki, do you have a source describing improvements in memory management? I hadn't heard about that.
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June 10, 2011 2:13:39 PM

Yes install it!
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June 10, 2011 2:25:43 PM

I keep my PC updated as a matter of priority, and SP1 made no noticeable difference of any kind. Go ahead and install it.
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June 10, 2011 3:04:58 PM

IMHO you probably won't notice any differences with SP1, but on the other hand the upgrade is simple and didn't cause me any issues. I'd recommend the upgrade simply to keep your system up-to-date.
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June 10, 2011 4:21:25 PM

I agree with area 51 and all who answered.
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June 10, 2011 11:20:29 PM

well it BSODed at the time i needed to restart to install it and then it kept BSODing untill i booted to safe mode...then it jsut stoped and sulked in a corner. il try again tomorrow at some point =D oh my luck with PC's is crap, but its never boring =DD
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June 11, 2011 2:23:54 PM

kikireeki said:
Unfortunately no, but I have lots of articles and threads about this problem, and me myself suffered from it for a year along with several people around me with different copies of Windows 7.

check these out as an example:
http://www.internetnews.com/software/article.php/386622...
http://www.techeye.net/software/windows-7-eats-memory

I remember that controversy... but I think some people were overly concerned. Win7's SuperFetch feature dynamically prefetches commonly used files and stores them in the RAM for fast access. But it doesn't slow performance; if you need that RAM, it drops the prefetched files and hands over the RAM to running programs. Is this what you've experienced? Or something else? And has SP1 improved it for you?
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