Updating windows service pack
Service Pack 1 is a critical update for Windows 7 - it is a prerequisite for future updates and security fixes from Microsoft. Manually installing Service Pack 1 via Windows Updates before we push it out on campus allows you to install the upgrade at your convenience.
If you do not wish to go through these steps, you can wait for us to push the update out to your computer.
Here’s how to download and install the Convenience Rollup so you don’t have to do it the hard way.
If you’re not sure whether you have Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installed, open the Start menu, type “winver” into the search box, and press Enter.
If the Service Pack install fails when you try to install it, or when we push it out, please contact the UT Service Center at x4357.
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.
Click the appropriate link to download the update for either an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit version) of Windows 7.
After you do, click the “View Basket” link at the top right corner of the page.
If the direct download links don’t work or you just want to download the update in the official way, you’ll have to download the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup from Microsoft’s Update Catalog website.
Unfortunately, this website requires Active X, which means it only works in Internet Explorer–you can’t use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or even Microsoft Edge on a Windows 10 PC.
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.