Windows 7 SP1 Beta Leaks to P2P; is Version 7601

The release of the first Service Pack for Windows 7 in an inevitability. Microsoft has already spoken publicly about Windows 7 SP1, stating that it will be coming but it won't be packed full of changes that can't already be had from Windows Update.

Now the first real glimpse of SP1 is here as an early version of the software package has leaked into the internet's various P2P avenues. The build string of the leaked version is "6.1.7601.16537.amd64fre.win7.100327-0053" which indicates that it's a build from March 27.

GeekSmack has acquired a copy and grabbed a number of screenshots and reported that installation is drastically faster than the install process for any of the Service Packs for Windows Vista.

Of course, we don't recommend anyone to download Windows-critical software that doesn't come from Microsoft. Find it and try it at your own risk, and never on a primary-use computer.

Images from GeekSmack.

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  • Honestly I can't think of anything I want fixed with a service pack, thats a testament to the Win7 team. So what is this update packing, anyways?
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  • I can't wait for an official list of the SP1 improvements that are not available through individual updates. Not that Windows 7 RTM is bad at all. I wonder what big changes there will be besides maybe USB 3.0 support and a few others.
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  • I can't wait for an official list of the SP1 improvements that are not available through individual updates. Not that Windows 7 RTM is bad at all. I wonder what big changes there will be besides maybe USB 3.0 support and a few others.
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  • I see you have an i7 920 overclocked to 4.21GHZ
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  • Looking good so far. Hope they introduce something useful for the general consumer too.

    danimal_the_animalI see you have an i7 920 overclocked to 4.21GHZ


    /off topic/
    Its not Tom's, it's GeekSmack's.
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