After the Windows XP, it’s been Windows 7 that has followed rapid up curve in the popularity graph, and is still doing the same. Though Windows 8 has been in the market for quite some time now, but if experts advice is anything to go with, then Windows 8 is best to use on touch screen computers/laptops.
Unless you don’t have so, it’s better to stick with Windows 7. The best is to go with Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Download & Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Those who are not familiar with the Windows 7 Service Pack 1, it is updated version of Windows 7 that keeps previously released performance, security, and stability updates for Windows 7. In simple words, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) makes you sure that you are having the up-to-date features that Microsoft provides.
Installing the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is damn easy. The very first way is by allowing the system to check for updates itself. This method is not liked by many because in case, you have not installed the previous updates, then the update process will first install those. Then the Service Pack 1.
Therefore it is better to download the pack and then install it manually. As by this way, you get file with you, so you can install the update anytime, and to any PC you want to, without requiring Internet connectivity.
Things to Do Before Stepping into the Process
- The process may not end with success. So take backup of entire important data in any external storage device.
- If you are using laptop, then better to keep its charger plugged in so that low battery power cannot cause any problem to you.
- The antivirus on your system might cause problems to the installation process, or can lower the speed of process. So better to disable them.
Download & Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
- Download the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) from its official download page. Click here to do so. You can download either 32-bit or 64-bit version. It’s up to you.
- Once the file is downloaded, just double click on it. The file will get opened.
- When on the Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 page, just click ‘Next’.
- You will be taken to the next step. Just follow the onscreen instructions.
- The installation process will start, and you will be able to track its status with the status bar being displayed there.
- Once the installation gets done, your computer will restart.
- You will get the message confirming the failure or success of the update on the Windows Log on screen.
- It’s all done. You are now using Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).