Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 seems, on the face of it, much less hassle than with service packs for previous editions of Windows as I discovered today while testing the beta.
Here are a selection of screenshots of the service pack, the easy install process and the end result.
Windows UAC is the first thing to kick in to warn you that installing anything on your PC is potentially dangerous.
The support and helpful advice with this service pack is as good as, if not better, than Microsoft have provided in the past.
There is, as you would expect, a license agreement you mst accept before you can install SP1.
A useful feature is the option to prevent SP1 from automatically restarting your PC when it’s done.Â Many people who want to carry on using their PC during the SP1 install will welcome this.
The download and install of Sp1 will vary from one machine to another, but on my test machine, it took only a few short minutes.
You will be prompted to reboot your computer when SP1 is installed if you unticked the box to have the service pack installer restart your PC automatically.
Like I said, it’s a quick, simply and painless installation that only takes a short while.Â If only all Windows service packs of old had been like this.
The end result shows Windows running, in this instance, Service Pack 1, v.178 with the text “Windows 7 Evaluation copy, Build 7601″ added to your desktop in the bottom right-hand corner.Â This is common for Microsoft and text such as this is added with almost all beta software.
There’s nothing really new, in an exciting way in SP1 but what is there Martin wrote about earlier today.Â It’s nice to know though that this is a simple and pain-free process.
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