I agree with Bill, I would not use this one. I am going to waait until M$ makes it oficial and I can get from them or MS Technet, not some torrent site that is putting out a pirated copy of dubious nature. so as the say for those that download it buyer beware!!!!!!
I was able to install SP1 for Windows 64, and my computer is no worse for it. However, when I tried to run the "cleanup old hot fix information after installing SP1" using the CMD line with Adminstrator privileges, The CMD line wouldn't preform the operation. The reason given was because it didn't recognize the "/spsuperseded" command at the end of the cmd line. I wonder if I miss spelled that part of the cmd line, I thought I copied it correctly. (I even did a copy & paste, and it still wouldn't take).
I wonder why one might change the settings in Windows update to not install any updates until one gives allows rather than
adding something in the registry to block. Sometimes that feature is used by any of us checking a problem. Lastly,
if one has already installed sp1, this update should catch that and not reinstall. Right?
Like a lot of people I was skeptical at first, but I did some research and found no real reason not to believe this was safe. The first night I tried downloading it it dropped out like others have said. I installed the torrent from the forum post, downloaded SP1 then tried the install. I turned off my anti-virus and all programs; at first it seemed OK but didn't reboot, it seemed locked up. I rebooted and got the system recovery mode. Undeterred, I tried again only this time I turned off my anti-virus and firewall and turned on Norton silent mode, (no background applications) turned off all programs and it installed just fine. The cleanup tool worked the first time also giving back 2 gig. I updated my laptop after seeing everything was fine. The cleanup tool didn't work by typing in the command so I cut and past like I did for my desktop and worked fine, (not sure what I was doing wrong there). I let the torrent run all night to seed. I think this site is great and I trust Mike ....
Last edited by Termitescout; 01-16-2011 at 01:13 PM.
From the same Windows 7 New & Tips site cited earlier, Why You Shouldn’t be Installing Windows 7 SP1 RTM | Windows 7 News
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I would carefully try to uninstall the blocker if you have somehow managed to install both. These types of scenarios and possibilities are why you absolutely must back up everything prior to taking any action regarding these files.