NOTE: The ISO for SP1 was used. Not Microsoft Update.
Yesterday Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2. I know in previous service packs it warned that it could take an hour to install. I was wondering how long it actually takes.
I grabbed two notebooks, well actually a notebook and a netbook. Below are the specs of each.
|Disk||500GB 7,200RPM||250GB 5,400RPM|
|Processor||Intel I7-720QM||Intel Atom N450|
|Memory||8GB, 1333MHZ, DDR3||1GB, 677MHZ, DDR2|
|Disk Encryption||Windows BitLocker||TruCrypt|
The notebook is running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit.
The netbook is running Windows 7 Starter 32bit.
Both test machines were up-to-date with current updates so their starting points were the same.
I started a stopwatch when I double-clicked the service pack file and stopped it when I was able to log in. Below are the results.
|Work Notebook||58 minutes 45 seconds|
|Personal Netbook||100 minutes 44 seconds|