Deploying Service Pack 1 for Windows 7

Windows 7 SP1 has been released. There isn’t a lot of chatter about this service pack but it’s still a good idea to plan on deploying it to your computers.

Download the service pack from Microsoft (you may need to run the validation tool) and then get the file into your lab. It’s always a good idea to test all patches or applications before shotgunning them into production, and that’s doubly true for service packs.

If you haven’t already installed PDQ Deploy (it’s free) do so now.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 comes in two files, one for 32-bit, the other for 64-bit. You’ll find numerous selections to download, simply grab the .EXE versions for stand-alone installations.

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Here are the parameters for running the SP installation silently and suppressing any reboots.

Windows6.1-kb976932-nnn.exe [/quiet] [/nodialog] [/norestart]

Where -nnn.exe is the X64 or X86.

Here’s a little tip for you. If you right click on the file name of a program you can select “Deploy with PDQ” from the floating menu and PDQ Deploy will open up automatically and populate much of your installer information.

Push out Windows 7 SP1 for FREE

Give your installer a name and enter the parameters listed above. Your window should look something like this.

Deploy Service Pack 1 for Windows 7

At this point you can save your installer and then create some deployments. In PDQ Deploy, the deployments are where you specify which targets should receive the installation.

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