You have a pre-release version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installed. You need to uninstal it and install the final version. Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/learn-how-to-install-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1. Troubleshooting tips:. Windows 7 SP1 is provided in two ways, either as a full .ISO file download weighing in at 2.4 GBs or as an update available through Windows Update.
The .ISO file contains SP1 code for different processor architectures such as x86, x86-x64 and Itanium systems. Because I have a mixture of 32 and 64 bit systems, I went with the .ISO file. Whichever method you choose, here are some tips for ensuring a smooth installation. * Getting Windows Update errors with Windows 7 SP1? MS notes "inconsistencies," provides fix: http://is.gd/22brle.
Click on Start > Programs > Accessories, and right-click on Command Prompt.
Choose Run As and select an Administrator account. At the command prompt, type net stop cryptsvc and wait for the service to stop. Type CD\ and press Enter. Type CD windows\system32 and press Enter. Type ren catroot2 catroot3 and press Enter. Other solutions:. Make sure you install the latest updates for Windows 7, your applications and device drivers.
This can ensure a smooth experience I noticed, although Windows 7 SP1 is minor, you don’t want to take any chances.
If you are updating through Windows Update, it also guarantees a smaller update since only missing patches will be applied.
Backup – you can never go wrong with backing up; this is something you should do often even when you are not making major changes to your computer. Windows 7 has made it very easy tobackup your computer . The built in system imaging and backup and restore center makes it convenient to back up the operating system and all your critical data.
In fact, I used this to test the beta and RC releases of SP1 on my production system.
This method carried its risks, but at least I knew my RTM installation was safely backed up and tucked away from pre-release code.
Don’t do it during a major project, if you have something you are working on at the moment on your computer or in the middle of an assignment or work related project which you might need your PC for, don’t install the Service Pack right away. Do it in your off time, such as on the weekend or when you know you can leave your PC while it installs itself automatically.
My installation took over 2 hours. This brings me to another point, which is, don’t install SP1 on a laptop on battery power, it’s a CPU intensive task and will use up most of your battery power.
So make sure your laptop is connected to power.
For desktop users, I strongly recommend you have a UPS connected, you just don’t know when the unexpected can occur. You might just be in the last lap of completing the 2 hour installation and lose power. Disable your Antivirus, I remember installing the SP1 beta with Microsoft Security Essentials version 1 installed and received an error that my Antivirus is not compatible.
Although this was resolved, your experience might vary. I haven’t experienced the issue in the RTM code although I am running Microsoft Security Essentials version 2.
Someone reported receiving an error message about Forefront Client Security not allowing the Service Pack to install.
The recommendation is to disable Forefront which is based on the same core scanning engine as MSE or make sure you at least have the latest version of Forefront client security installed. Another thing you should do is a clean boot before installing the Service Pack, you can do this by:. * Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
* Accept User Account Control permission. * If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
* On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
* Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box. * Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All. * When you are prompted, click Restart. * After the computer starts, proceed with the installation. Another task you should try is to check your hard disk for errors:.
* Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD. * Click ‘Run as Administrator’.
* At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r /f. When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.
Read more: http://notebooks.com/2011/02/22/how-to-install-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1/#ixzz1ElMQ9YH7. If you are installing through Windows Update, try downloading the full installer instead:. Recommended updates to apply:. System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [February 2011].
32 bit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=44e15787-66b0-4e9c-9c3b-1fc9ea40f69f&displaylang=en.
Also try the following suggested by Jason H.
Rename the Software Distribution folder:. Click Start Menu > Type %windir% and Press 'OK'. Locate the SoftwareDistribution folder. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder and then right-click > Rename. Type SoftwareDistributionOld Press 'ENTER'.
Click Start type cmd (you should see the command prompt populate at the top) Right-click it and select Run as Administrator.
Inside the prompt type sfc /scannow. *Info on the System File Checker.
Click: Reset Windows Update Componentsand run the FixIt? in both default and aggressive modes. Download / Install / Run theSystem Update Readiness Tool (Links below, please take note and ensure you install the correct 64 or 32bit option for your system). Download the System Update Readiness Tool (64bit) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=914FBC5B-1FBA-4BAE-A7C3-D2C47C6FCFFC.
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (32bit) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=44e15787-66b0-4e9c-9c3b-1fc9ea40f69f&displaylang=en.
Additional Resources:. Oh dear, installed a beta on a production PC?
Check your hard disk for errors, Another obscure thing you could try is disabling User Account Control temporarily. Install the drivers for your LAN adapter (Wireless, Ethernet or Bluetooth. Its possible you might need to do a BIOS update if one is available for your computer. Also, check for any updated chipset drivers.
Also, disconnect any non-essential devices you might have attached to the system.
Its possible the SP1 download might be corrupt, I would download another copy and try again.
How to resolve error 0x80070490:. Can you try the following:. Try to install SP1 again. If that does not work, try the following:. I would suggest you to have a look at following link:. "Windows Update error 800f0829". Also you can try installing the Updates manually and check if it helps.
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) follow the link below:.
You receive error 0x80070020 when you use the Windows Update Web site or the Microsoft Update Web site to install updates.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-800B0100 "If the problem persists after you take these steps, go to the . Microsoft Update Solution Center website to find more information about the error code or to request support by e-mail." To assist you further, here is the link mentioned on the "Microsoft Update Solution Center website" -https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527&st=1&wfxredirect=1&sd=.
Microsoft has created new ISO files of Windows 7 SP1 (Build 7601.24214.180801) and offers them for download.
They are 64-bit versions of Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate.
WalkingCat (@h0x0d) noticed this and posted the download links for Windows 7 ISO build 7601.24214.180801-1700.win7sp1_ldr_escrow within the following tweet. Windows 7 ISOs, build 7601.24214.180801-1700.win7sp1_ldr_escrow Ultimate x64 https://t.co/vhHURTE6gC Professional x64 https://t.co/IeohdVqMv0 HomePremium x64 https://t.co/VQ1dqvn6BW.
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) 14. This is interesting, because no Windows 7 SP1 ISOs can currently be downloaded from the Adguard website ('Download is not available').
Windows 7 Ultimate x64Windows 7 Professional x64Windows 7 HomePremium x64.
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The checksum hashes above are identical and the same with the ISO images that are released via MSDN and TechNet Subscriber Downloads, although the file names may be different.
The only difference between retail and OEM distributions is in the ei.cfg configuration file. The content of ei.cfg configuration file determines the edition and channel of distribution of Windows 7 SP1 that is going to be installed.
Removing the ei.cfg file will unlock selection of all available Windows 7 editions during setup. The ei.cfg removal process can be done with ei.cfg Removal Utility to create all editions Windows 7 SP1 ISO. Alternatively, use Windows 7 ISO Image Edition Switcher to change edition of a Windows 7 SP1 ISO.
If you need to convert and translate Windows 7 SP1 into another language, download Windows 7 SP1 language packs (MUI).
Update 1: Download Windows 7 SP1 official ISO
Update 2: Windows 7 with SP1-U Media Refresh ISO