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Windows 7 SP1 Released, Available for Download

It's been talked about since the very original release of Windows 7 and now it's finally here. That's right, if you've been holding off on Windows 7 until the first Service Pack, today is the day that you can finally step up.

Now available for direct download from Microsoft are Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. You can grab it from Tom's Guide's downloads section, but if you're only updating one machine, then you are probably better off just running Windows Update.

  • Twist86
    Would be more impressed if it wasn't 90% collection of updated into 1 install. Still I have had very little issues with 7x64 so perhaps the fact its mostly a collection is a good thing.
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  • Trialsking
    Yay, I am reinstalling Win 7 on my new HDD today, so I can start with this.
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  • Parsian
    i shall install it the moment i get home
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  • nomnom9608
    Had this since last month already :D
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  • jprahman
    9274057 said:
    Would be more impressed if it wasn't 90% collection of updated into 1 install. Still I have had very little issues with 7x64 so perhaps the fact its mostly a collection is a good thing.

    You do realize that this update is required in order to use AVX instructions. That's a pretty big deal.
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  • Snipergod87
    Already upgraded, after reboot I BSoD'ed. But hit start windows normally to give it another try and it worked. Took awhile for it to apply 80k update operations on startup though.

    The other 3 workstations went off without a hitch. I do not like that you have to select SP1 manually though..

    The Remote FX update is nice, I can watch 480p h.264 no lag, 720p h.264 with alot of action starts slowing down, While I dont watch through video RDP, Its a nice upgrade. I wish it applied to my W7 Clients too.
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  • christop
    I have used the beta for a while not a huge improvement.
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  • Im not seeing it, nor did my father computer did either.
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  • osxsier
    @jprahman

    Most people dont have a sandy bridge CPU yet, so its not a pretty big deal to the masses.

    I personally wont bother upgrading right now...I got almost all of those updates already.
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  • tecmo34
    Im not seeing it, nor did my father computer did either.
    Go to Microsoft Downloads & search there. In my experience it takes a week or two before hitting the automatic "Windows Updates".

    I've been running since the 16th without issues, so no issue on my part.
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