Thanks yall. I was able to download it on my second attempt. The first died at 400 Mb but then the md5 checksum checked out right on the second one. Plus I've burned a slipstream disk. The only thing I haven't done yet is apply the SP1 update. I wanted to make sure I have everything I need before I do it.
When you are talking about "applying it" I assume you are referring to "Running" the update. I also had a corrupt DL on the first try. I did a second DL and that one was a full 904MB I'm pretty sure. I ran it from "Downloads" and it took a while but it seems to have gone in w/o a hitch and shows up in "Speccy" as "Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 Build 7601". Speccy is just a system information viewer like Everest. It's simple and free.
I looked into this via the validation link posted here and it only links to public beta build... so I think it's been a bit of gun jumping happening over at Russia
Sorry for being a pest, but if I don't ask I won't know. As I said before. I got the x64 sp1 installed w/o a hitch the 2nd time and I was browsing the forum and noticed the "Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit" available for DL and I was wondring if I should run this or what will happen when the MS update for the SP1 becomes available. Do I block it manually or hide it or just let it pass? There has to be a reason this blocker toolkit is available to us, right? If you could give me a heads up I'd greatly appreciate it or run a sticky or something to that effect. Thanks Brother for your hard work and advice.
The blocker tool is mainly aimed those opposed to the sp1 install, such as IT and the like that wish to test it before going ahead with lareg scale installs, oh and for people that are using beta builds.
EVERYONE should be AWARE that installation of this SP1 WILL REMOVE SHARING FROM SHARED FOLDERS!! (All but default Public).
I would expect that when SP1 comes to Microsoft Update it will check for updates and find that we already have it. I don't think it'll be a big deal and I don't think there's anything wrong with us having it now. I'm sure Mike came up with a legal download through his MSDN affiliation.
Mine is installed now. It didn't show any errors during the installation and said it was installed afterward. I guess that means it went well.
Thank You very much!!