Windows 7 SP1 Hitting February 22 (or Feb. 16)

If you've been itching to give your install of Windows 7 a freshening, then you'll get yours in a week's time. Microsoft last week revealed that it has handed off the release to manufacturing build of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

See the full details in the blog post below:

Today we officially handed off the final release (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to our OEM partners. On February 16th Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers. On February 22nd, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will become generally available for folks to download via the Microsoft Download Center and available on Windows Update.

For Windows 7, SP1 will help keep your PCs well supported by delivering ongoing updates, many of which have been made previously available through Windows Update. It also includes client-side support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory which are two new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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  • Will this even benefit us? or does it just provide all the updates for Windows 7 that we already have in a package called SP1?

    I guess if the SP is downloadable like Windows XP's, it would make it easier to instantly update my win 7 machines that haven't been on for a long time.
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  • joytech22Will this even benefit us? or does it just provide all the updates for Windows 7 that we already have in a package called SP1?

    I've been messing with the various builds of SP1 for awhile now at work.

    For an average home-user, it doesn't seem like it'll do much (from what I can tell) and chances are you already have the vast majority of the updates it contains.

    For Server 2008 R2... it makes my inner-IT happy.
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  • Cool, I guess... I'm more excited about new things like Portal 2 to care about a bunch of normal updates compiled into one package though.
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