Earlier today we reported that service pack 1 for Windows 7 would be rolled-out imminently, well we were right and we can confirm that it is now live, we have installed it on one of our laptops and things went smoothly, despite the process taking quite a while.
If you have yet seen a notification showing that a new update is available simply go to Start, All Programs, Windows Update, here you must click “Check for Updates”, you should then see service pack 1, simply tick the correct box click OK and then click “Install Updates”, Windows will then install SP1, it is best to leave the computer to do the rest and save your work and close any unnecessary programs.
The download itself will range in size depending on your configuration and which updates you have installed previously, my download was just 86MB in size, however it took quite a while as Microsoft’s servers are probably taking a hammering, the whole process took roughly 1 hour on my Toshiba laptop, and so far I have not noticed any problems, in fact its like nothing has changed at all, which I think is a good thing.
Microsoft will be hoping that the update goes well for all of the Windows 7 users out-there, however some people are bound to be experiencing some problems due to everyone’s computer configurations being unique. Have you noticed any issues? Let us know in the comments section below.