Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 To continue my fine tradition of optimizing MS's latest OS, I have here my findings to date. Also make sure you download the correct version of Windows 7 for your needs - to find out which edition (Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate) and type (32-bit or 64-bit) you need, click Start, right-click Computer and select Properties. Typically, the license will limit the key to a fixed number of installations which must only be within the licensee's organization and also place the licensee under an obligation to keep a record of the number of installations, keep the key confidential and possibly even require that the licensee organization makes itself available for a software licensing audit to verify that its use of the key is within the terms of the license. A clean install (labelled "Custom" in the installer), where all settings including but not limited to user accounts, applications, user settings, music, photos, and programs are erased entirely and the current operating system is erased and replaced with Windows 7. This option is always available and is required for versions earlier and up to Windows XP. Put your setting to Manual” or the listing under Safe.” Manual allows Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to start the service when it needs to (or when ever it feels like it), but not at boot up. Depending on your configuration, not all services will start when required while in Manual” mode. This configuration is a system that is still able to perform many LAN networking functions, such as file and print sharing, HomeGroup access and uses wireless networking (laptop) plus leaves several security related features” like the Windows Defender , Windows Firewall and Windows Update active. Rather than popping up with a message in the lower right of your screen, if Windows 7 needs your attention, you'll see an Action Center icon and can find out more by clicking it. If you don't have time to look at the alert immediately, Action Center will keep the information waiting for you to address later. With a streamlined user interface and support for new content types and digital TV, Windows Media Center in certain editions of Windows 7 makes watching TV, movies, and other video content on your PC easier than ever. So, when you set up a home group or media streaming from Windows Media Player, you can enjoy your music, pictures, and videos easily on other computers running Windows 7 and other devices in your home. With Windows 7, you don't have to. Just open Windows Media Player, right-click on what you'd like to hear, select Play To, and you'll see a list of devices and PCs on which you can play your music, like your network-connected stereo or Xbox 360. You can use Windows Media Player on your laptop to listen to music, and view pictures, videos, or recorded TV, in the media libraries on your home PC. No need to take all your photos with you: so when you're at the family reunion, you can tap into your home PC and share photos with the whole gang. In extended support,” Microsoft continues to provide the critical security patches which have been supplied since Window 7's introduction, but Microsoft will no longer make any new developments to Windows 7. There won't be any new features coming for the operating system. In addition, to all those pundits out there headlining the death of Windows 7, it's even true that PC's for businesses with Windows 7 Professional installed will continue to be available for quite some time, likely at least until Windows 10 has been publicly available for a while. With Windows 10, still many months away, and Windows 8.x being an unsatisfactory operating system, in my opinion, there is no reason for photographers and other Windows 7 users to consider moving to Windows 8.x to gain longevity, as most likely, by the time Windows 7 support actually ends, most users will have already moved to another computer and operating system. When purchasing a computer today with Windows 7, one must keep in mind that in January, 2020, Windows 7 support will end, but, at this point, five years is an awfully long time in the world of computers. In contrast to Vista, Windows 7 was generally praised by critics, who considered the operating system to be a major improvement over its predecessor due to its increased performance, its more intuitive interface (with particular praise devoted to the new taskbar), fewer User Account Control popups, and other improvements made across the platform. Windows 7 was a major success for Microsoft; even prior to its official release, pre-order sales for 7 on the online retailer had surpassed the record set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows In just six months, over 100 million copies had been sold worldwide, increasing to over 630 million licenses by July 2012, and a market share of 50.06% as of May 2014 according to Net Applications , making it the most widely used version of Windows. At PDC 2008, Microsoft demonstrated Windows 7 with its reworked taskbar 29 On December 27, 2008, the Windows 7 Beta was leaked onto the Internet via BitTorrent 30 According to a performance test by ZDNet , 31 Windows 7 Beta beat both Windows XP and Vista in several key areas; including boot and shutdown time and working with files, such as loading documents. Other areas did not beat XP; including PC Pro benchmarks for typical office activities and video editing, which remain identical to Vista and slower than XP. 32 On January 7, 2009, the x64 version of the Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) was leaked onto the web, with some torrents being infected with a trojan 33 34 At CES 2009, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the Windows 7 Beta, build 7000, had been made available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers in the format of an ISO image. No version of Windows is ever perfect, but Windows 7 really is the best release of Windows yet." 123 The New York Times , 124 USA Today , 125 The Wall Street Journal , 126 and The Telegraph 127 also gave Windows 7 favorable reviews. I downloaded this: "MicrosoftNET Framework 4.5.2 (Offline Installer) for Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2" from here: -us/download/?id=42642 and all my problems went away. The main reason being most of these pirated copies of windows 7 are modified and have rootkits and spywares hidden in them, which are very much undetectable from most antivirus. If a machine can come close to running windows 7, it must be running on a 64 bit processor. Note : Since most of these files are above 2GB in size , we advise you to use a Download manager like Free Download Manager to download these Windows 7 ISO images. After downloading these images you can either burn these Windows 7 ISO images on a DVD or create a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive to install Windows 7 on your PC. I have the old product key but how can I install it if my hard drive is completely empty.i have a new computer but want to install windows 7 on my old drive that is empty no operating system found”. The original poster is in all likelihood asking about 3 bit OS to 64 bit OS conversion, which he/she certainly can. As for the windows 8 links, Microsoft is not providing windows 8 and windows 8.1 ISO images for download to the public. The only way to download window 8 ISO images is by using an original product key. But anyways, if you can put 64-Bit it is highly recomended to be used instead of 32. With 64-Bit you get more out of your PC. To get the product key you must buy it from Microsoft, there is no free product key. What is the easiest way to upgrade to Windows 7. Will these downloads do it for me, and what about the activation key. If you have a old Win7 PC around that you dont use you can try use its product key, although you might want to deactivate the Windows 7 on that PC, just to make sure it works. Yeah, I have a 3 year old Toshiba Satellite that had Win 7 on it, it had gotten so corrupt that it was blue screening. The label says Windows 7 Home Prem OA (not sure what the OA stands for), so I downloaded Win 7 Home Premium x64 and installed it, but the product key didn't work. There are a variety of scenarios that require one to use the Phone Activation method to get their key to activate properly. My old Asus laptops activation key was able to successfully active the OS. I've a few dead laptops with old Windows 7 keys preinstalled on them. And the digitalriver download was extremely fast (a few minutes), at least for me over FiOS. I downloaded Windows 7 32 Bit X86 english, burn it to a DVD, and tried to install it. It won't let me go back to a 32Bit. I understand that win 7 is the desired installed version but I was just curious if one is able to create a prior install cd from next version on win. Now, you can pack everything into an ISO file and test, or burn to a DVD. Please help me I have been messing with this machine for 2 1/2 days now, thats why i decided to put windows 7 on it. When your PC boots up again you will be prompted to press a key to start the windows 7 installation. I've found an original win 7 disk in the meantime, but this is bothering me why I cant get it to work. There is no way to upgrade from a 32-bit copy of Windows to 64-bit, or vice versa. Not much, these ISO files are pretty much the same ones but they are available trough different channels. You can check out the Microsoft forums, most Moderators over there provide windows 7 links hosted on digitalriver. Rest assured you will have to download very few updates after you install windows 7 from these ISO's. However, you need to purchase a license key to activate Windows 7 after using it for 30 days. I'm using the Windows 64 bit home premium in English and trying to install this on a Samsung N150 plus notebook that had a Windows 7 Starter DOS but has since crashed. I had had to buy Ultimate Upgrade to get Windows in English as the Japanese Windows 7 PC did not have an English language option). You should be able to use your serial key to activate windows as long as you are using it on a single PC at a time. An OEM windows license is tied to the original computer it was installed on. The license cannot be transferred to another computer. If the motherboard dies and needs to be replaced, the activation service will see it is a new computer. I downloaded the RTM to try to fix Win 7 HP (32-bit) on a friend's laptop. But if you call the phone activation and explain to them your motherboard died and was replaced, they will usually activate (my past experiences). If the key being used is a Retail key, then yes, the license can be transferred to a different machine, provided it is only activated on one machine at a time. There is a hidden partition inside your drive that stores the original windows its key and all the necessary drivers. It worked flawlessly, and the simple app you recommended to create a bootable USB with the iso is so easy to use, you made my life easy. I am having this kind of problem that is, what happens if your os(windows) gets corrupted. I had almost completed the download 99% and some error occurred in IDM, and it restarted. Was unable to activate an OEM license key for Home Premium x64 on a new dell workstation using the product key on the sticker, and the ISO provided by digital river. I have personally tried this ISO for two completely different machines, both they wouldn't activate with their OEM license because it is apparently a VL install. Yes, you can download the Windows 7 Home Premium ISO from the links provided above and use it to install windows 7 on your laptop. The key code provided on the bottom of your laptop can be used to activate your windows 7 home premium installation. Downloaded ISO images will be of virus and malware-free as Digital River is official Download Channel. I had recently upgraded from Windows 7 Home to Professional and in the process made the existing resource disc non-functional. Just click the "Next" button without entering anything, and the Windows 7 Trial will be installed. I had a system crash that resulted in Windows breaking a bit and it happened fairly late in the evening so I couldn't really do much if the solution involved purchasing something locally. So i want to go back to windows 7 64bit, and the question is am i gonna be able to use my current windows 8 product key to register windows 7 that i download from a link provided. Yesterday, I installed this SP1 and Works well, but the system ask me for a key code. Boot from it, this will reveal all editions of Windows 7, select the Home Basic edition. My Netbook only came with windows 7 starter so I had to upgrade to Home Premium. The computer may have a boot menu instead of going into BIOS, depending on the manufacturer it may be the ESC, F2 or even F12 key. Used the links to re-install windows 7 on my alienware, and now i can't connect to the internet because windows can't detect a network driver or an ethernet controller. I tried the non-destructive fix for windows 7 pro 64 bit using my original disk and and two downloaded versions through two different sources of the digital river provider for Microsoft. All thing go well until at some point of gathering the needed file I get the following error : Windows cannot copy files required for installation. This operating system is currently installed but giving me some issues, I have all the product keys. However, when I went to activate Windows using the product key on the computer, it told me it was invalid. I looked that up and according to the Help info from Microsoft, if the OS wasn't originally installed with SP1 included then the key won't work. I booted the windows 7 32 bit x86 English, from usb on my laptop and after installation it went to Username and Password screen, (both blank). Keep it stored somewhere safe with the key from the bottom of your laptop or side of your tower. So I asked help in MS Answers, and they advised that I can download the normal release (x64) — and they key for the debug/checked build will also work. I will definitely say you don't need to install USB drivers as they'll be installed by Windows. Using a scraping script to browse the files on the Digital River servers, we came across these new ISO images more or less by a lucky guess. Whereas there are already a lot of websites providing download links to Windows 7 RTM DVD ISO images, the links for the updated versions that have an integrated Service Pack 1 are brand new. The product key needed for this can usually be found on a sticker under or on the back of your PC. The advantage of the new images is an up to date Windows installation right after the initial setup, without the need to download and install hundreds of updates afterwards. Since this is an official download channel, you can be sure to receive setup files that are virus-free, secure, legitimate and untouched. Without a legally obtained product key however, any Windows 7 installation will only run for 30 days. If you already run any Windows 7 version, it's also possible to write the ISO image to DVD just by double clicking it. So, for instance, a key for the German Windows 7 Professional x86 edition can activate a Chinese Windows 7 Professional x64 edition. So if you already own a key, it can also activate some other Win 7 versions downloaded from Digital River.
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