RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

MIcrosoft Windows 7 SP1

Bring your Windows 7 installation right up-to-date with service pack 1

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 2 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit)
Requirements:

 

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 23 February 2011
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 9618
Developer: Microsoft
RSS News Feed: http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/74286565.rss
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/microsoft
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Microsoft
Safeguard your PC with the latest Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 for only £15.99, saving 54% from store.downloadcrew.co.uk
Windows 7 SP1
Bring your Windows 7 installation right up-to-date with service pack 1

Windows 7 SP1 is a collection of around 800 bug fixes, hotfixes and security updates for Windows 7 - everything you need to get your installation up-to-date.

The easiest way to get hold of SP1 is through Windows Update: your Windows installation will pick it up (as long as it's set up to download updates automatically) and grab just the core files you need.

If you have several PCs you'd like to update, though, or systems that aren't connected to the internet, then this stand-alone file may be useful. It comes in the form of an ISO disc image, so just download the file, burn it to a blank DVD (as an image, so for instance click Recorder > Burn Image in Nero Burning ROM) and it's ready to use.

The installation itself is straightforward. Simply launch setup.exe on the installation disc, and within a click or two the process will begin. You won't have to choose any options or make any decisions, so it's just a matter of waiting, and (based on our experience) around 30 minutes and one reboot later the service pack should be installed.

You won't notice any significant difference to your PC, probably, as most of its additions are very low-level - there are no new applets or interesting features to play with. And you shouldn't have any problems, either. If your system does misbehave after installing the service pack, though, it can be removed. Go to Control Panel, click Programs > Uninstall a program > View installed updates, scroll to the Microsoft Windows section, select "Service Pack for Microsoft Windows" and click Uninstall.

Verdict:

It may be an unexciting release with no new features, but Windows 7 SP1 is still an essential update for your PC. If Windows Update won't fetch it for you then grab this stand-alone version instead

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Chrome Portable 75 (64-bit)

Google Chrome Portable 75.0.3770.80 (64-bit)

Open Source

The latest stable Chrome Portable includes a number of under-the-hood improvements

Windows Essentials 2012

Windows Essentials 2012 v16.4.3508

Freeware

Enhance your online life with this varied suite of free tools

Other Download Articles From This Category
Chromebook Recovery Utility

Chromebook Recovery Utility 3.1.7

Freeware

Create a bootable USB key to recover your Chromebook

BlueStacks App Player

BlueStacks App Player 4.100.0.1046

Freeware

Run Android apps on your Windows PC

NTLite

NTLite 1.8.0.6976

Free, for personal-use only

Build your own custom Windows install disc

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool 8.15

Freeware

Find and download genuine Windows and Office ISOs

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $24.95
RRP: $59.95
Saving 58%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

Free Full Commercial Software

This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: