It says it’s a compilation of all the fixes so far. Well, I’m an obedient little user. I have updated my W7 EVERY week AND I’ve always accepted all, uh, recommended? Important? well, whatever they call the important, non-optional updates. So I’ve already got everything fixed up, right?
The thing is, the damned update is something like 913Mb for the 64 bit version, and I’m on dial up.
Yes, I can DL it from the Microsoft site at work and haul it home on a flash drive, but it says to read a warming document that has a whole raft of ‘if you’re stupid enough not to let the auto updater run, you have to do all these things furst’ and 'be absolutely sure you have update (some number) already installed or else the whole process will come to a screeching halt and you might as well throw your computer out" and the like.
(Okay, some paraphrasing there.)
Anyway…can I skip SP1 without risking a lot of awful things happening? At least put it off for while? Like, until we finally get the internet hookup?