Microsoft has just released the final version of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, but should you drop everything and go through the process of installing it? If you do want to download it directly, you can do so from the Microsoft Download site. If you’ve never installed a service pack before, it’s just a big collection of fixes and changes for your operating system, bundled into a big fat download to make it more convenient if you reinstall—if you’ve kept Windows updated, it should have most of the fixes already installed through Windows Update.There’s not a ton of great new stuff in SP1, at least from the perspective of the end user.
Head to Windows Update through your Start Menu search box, and then click on the “Important updates are available” link.
If you don’t see this link, click the “Check for updates” on the left side, and it should show up.
You should see Windows 7 Service Pack 1 in the list, and you’ll need to check it (it’s unchecked by default).
Click the OK button, then click to install it, and then just wait.
It’ll take a while to download, and once it finishes downloading, it’ll force you to reboot.
After some more time passes, you’ll be rebooted, stuff will happen, and then you’ll see the dialog saying that it’s installed. Seems like they could have put a picture there, or made it smaller.
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