Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1

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How to Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)? Recommended to turn on automatic updating in Windows Update in Control Panel and wait for Windows 7 to notify you that SP1 is ready to install. This setting is easiest and simple because only takes about 30 minutes to install, then you’ll need to restart your computer about halfway through the installation.

To Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1, you must check if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed on your PC. Select the Start button > right-click Computer > select Properties. If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your PC.

Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1Before Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1, you must following steps in below. Check this:

  • Check if your PC is 32-bit or 64-bit: Select the Start button, right-click Computer, and then select Properties. The version of Windows 7 is displayed next to System type.
  • Disk space requirements: Check to make sure your PC has enough free disk space to install SP1.

Installation Method

Free Disc Space Needed

Windows Update x86-based (32-bit): 750 MB

x64-based (64-bit): 1050 MB

Download SP1 from MS Website x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB

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x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB

  • Back up important files: Photos, and videos etc. to an external hard disk, USB flash drive, or the cloud before installing the update.
  • Plug in and PC connect to the Internet
  • Disable antivirus software

Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 can using 2 ways, Installing using Windows Update and from the Microsoft Download Center.

How to Install Windows 7 SP1 using Windows Update

This step is recommended. If your PC is set to automatically install updates, you’ll be prompted by Windows Update to install SP1. Follow the instructions to install the update.

  1. Select the Start button > All programs > Windows Update.
  2. In the left pane, select Check for updates.
  3. If any important updates are found, select the link to view available updates. In the list of updates, select Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB976932) and then select OK.
  4. Select Install updates. Administrator permission required You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.
  5. Follow the instructions to install SP1.
  6. 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.

Download and install Windows 7 SP1 from Microsoft Download Center

  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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