UPDATE: As we speculated earlier, Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. One can visit the below mentioned download links to start downloading the SP1 from Microsoft servers.
According to Microsoft, Service Pack 1 includes all previously released security, performance, and stability updates through Windows Update service.
Provided that you have turned on the Windows Update service, you don’t need to manually download and install the Service Pack as Windows Update automatically downloads and installs the Service Pack for you. Please note that Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 doesn’t add any new features. Service Pack 1 also includes improvements to Windows features.
The download size of x86-based (32-bit) SP1 is 537 MB and the x64-based (64-bit) is 903 MB. Before installing the SP1, make sure that you have at least 4100 MB (for x86) or 7400 MB (for 64-bit) of free space on your Windows 7 installed drive. Once installed, you can recover lost disk space by following our how to recover lost disk space after installing Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 guide.
If you often reinstall your Windows 7 OS, we suggest you slipstream Service Pack 1 into Windows 7 DVD or ISO.
Original post: It seems the long wait for the Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is finally coming to an end today. A rumor has been floating the Internet about the possible availability of Windows 7 SP1 on 14th, Jan.
According to this TechNet blog (translated page), SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be made available today. As we predicted back in December 2010, 7601.17514.101119-1850 is the RTM build.
However, there is no information available on the availability of Service Pack on TechNet and MSDN. Usually, Service Packs come to MSDN and TechNet before the public release.
Please note that there is no information from Microsoft about the SP1 public release date. Check out how to slipstream/integrate SP1 into Windows 7 DVD or ISO.
Thank you Torko….