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The recommended (và easiest) way to lớn get SP1 is to turn on automatic updating in Windows Update in Control Panel and wait for Windows 7 to lớn notify you that SP1 is ready khổng lồ install. It takes about 30 minutes lớn install, và you"ll need to restart your computer about halfway through the installation.

To kiểm tra if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed on your PC, select the Start button, right-cliông chồng Computer, và then select Properties.If Service Pachồng 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your PC.

Before you begin

Cheông chồng if your PC is 32-bit or 64-bit

You’ll need khổng lồ know if your PC is running a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 7. Select the Start button, right-click Computer, và then select Properties. The version of Windows 7 is displayed next khổng lồ System type.

Disk space requirements

Cheông chồng khổng lồ make sure your PC has enough miễn phí disk space to install SP1.


Installation method

Estimated amount of không tính phí disk space needed

Windows update

x86-based (32-bit): 750 MB

x64-based (64-bit): 1050 MB

Downloading SP1 from the website

x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB

x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB


Back up important files

It’s a good idea lớn bachồng up your important files, photos, và videos lớn an external hard disk, USB flash drive, or the cloud before installing the update.

Plug in & connect to the Internet

Make sure your PC is plugged in khổng lồ power & you’re connected to the Internet.

Disable antivirut software

Some antivi khuẩn software might prevent SP1 from installing or slow down the installation. You can temporarily disable your antivirut software before the installation. If you bởi so, make sure you’re aware of the risks that might be involved and re-enable the antivi khuẩn software as soon as SP1 is done installing.

Installing Windows 7 SP1 using Windows Update (recommended)

If your PC is mix khổng lồ automatically install updates, you’ll be prompted by Windows Update to lớn install SP1. Follow the instructions to install the update.

To manually install SP1 from Windows Update:

Select the Start button > All programs > Windows Update.

In the left pane, select Chechồng for updates.

If any important updates are found, select the link khổng lồ view available updates. In the danh sách of updates, select Service Paông xã for Windows (KB976932) and then select OK.

Note: If SP1 isn’t listed, you might need to lớn install some other updates before installing SP1. Install any important updates and then follow these steps again lớn kiểm tra for SP1.

Select Install updates.

 You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

Follow the instructions lớn install SP1.

After SP1 is installed, sign in lớn your PC. You might see a notification indicating whether the update was successful. If you disabled your antivirut software before the installation, make sure you turn it back on.

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Downloading và installing Windows SP1 from the Download Center

If you’re unable to install SP1 from Windows Update, you can download the installation package from the Download Center and then install SP1 manually.

Select Install Instructions lớn see which packages are available for tải về, và make note of the one that you need.

Select the appropriate language from the drop-down menu, và then select Download.

Select the packages you need khổng lồ install, select Next, and then follow the instructions to lớn install SP1. Your PC might restart a few times during the installation.

After SP1 is installed, sign in to your PC. You might see a notification indicating whether the update was successful. If you disabled your antivi khuẩn software before the installation, make sure you turn it back on.

Troubleshoot problems installing Windows SP1

If you try to install SP1 and see an error message that the installation wasn’t successful, this might be because there’s a problem with the Windows Servicing Store that is used lớn install updates or because your antivi khuẩn software is preventing the update from being installed.

To try and fix the problem, follow these steps and then try lớn install SP1 again.

Download and run the System Update Readiness Tool

To install the tool immediately, select Open or Run & then follow the instructions. To use the tool later, select Save & tải về the installation files to your PC.

On the Windows Update Standalone Installer screen, select Yes or OK.

On the Installation complete screen, select Close.

Try installing the service paông xã again.

Run the Windows Update troubleshooter

If your PC isn’t able to lớn find or install updates, the Windows Update troubleshooter might be able to fix the problem.

Select the Start button, & then select Control Panel.

In the tìm kiếm box, enter troubleshooter & then select Troubleshooting from the các mục of results.

Under System và Security, select Fix problems with Windows Update and then follow the instructions.