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Ask DLS: How did your Windows 7 SP1 upgrade go?

Now that the Windows 7 SP1 download is available to the general public and it's also being pushed via Windows Update, we thought we'd check to see how smooth the upgrade process has been for you. It wasn't all unicorns and double rainbows here in the Download Squad bunker. One laptop refused to progress beyond 66% complete, even after several retries and reboots. Another workstation was left...

Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 released

We heard it was coming, and as foretold, Windows 7 SP1 was released yesterday for download via Windows Update or direct from Microsoft. Appearing in beta form last year, it's not the smallest of updates, weighing in at up to just under 2GB in size for the full dual disc image, but SP1 brings with it a slew of patches, fixes, and updates, all rolled into one neat and tidy package. While Windows ...

Windows 7 SP1, Server 2008 R2 SP1 available February 22

The Windows Team blog has finally given us a concrete release date for Windows 7 SP1. On February 22, the service pack will be available to the general public for download via Windows Update or directly from the Microsoft website. The client (Windows 7) update is being released in tandem with its server counterpart, so administrators will be able to grab Server 2008 R2 SP1 on the 22nd as well....

Windows 7 SP1 download due today, says Microsoft Technet post

We reported earlier that the release of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 could be coming soon. Its impending arrival seemed to be heralded by the availability of a prerequisite installer update delivered recently via Windows Update. Now, however, there's an indication that we could be just hours away from being able to download Windows 7 SP1. A Microsoft Technet blog -- albeit a Russian one we've had ...

Windows 7 SP1 RTM download coming soon?

Over at WinRumors, Tom Warren postulates that the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 download will be arriving soon. In addition to the general availability of an SP1 blocker tool since November, Warren notes that a patch delivered Tuesday updates the installation software in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The knowledgebase article states "The installation software is the component that handles the ...

Service Pack 1 Release Candidate for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 now available

Microsoft has announced that the Service Pack 1 Release Candidate for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is now finally available to download and test. The download package is the same for both operating systems. While Service Pack 1 is mainly a collection of all the previous updates the OS has received, there are a couple of interesting additions, namely RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. RemoteF...

Windows 7 SP1 RC build leaked, actual RC download coming October 23?

Windows 7 SP1 has been in beta testing for some time now, so it only makes sense that a release candidate would be coming soon. Sooner than you may have thought, as it turns out: the Windows 7 SP1 RC escrow build has been leaked. At this point, only the x86 version has surfaced and certain sites are also reporting that the leak is actually a pre-RC build and not the genuine article. Perhaps mor...

Windows 7 SP1 beta download goes public

If don't have a TechNet or MSDN subscription and you've been anxious to get the Windows 7 SP1 beta installed (though I'm not sure why you would be if your system is already up to date and you're not a system admin or developer), now's your chance. Grab your Windows Live ID and head on over to the Microsoft Eval Center and download the beta right now! One important thing to remember is that thi...

Windows 7 SP1 leaked -- but you should probably wait for the final version

OK, so the Windows 7 service pack 1 beta has been leaked online and you can now download it from various torrent sites. For the sake of some of our less-experienced readers, here's a short PSA: you might not want to install it. Apart from the obvious reason that it's a beta release, there's an annoying little problem I've been fighting with on a handful of my customers' systems. It seems that t...

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 beta invites dispatched; testing to begin shortly

The site that always reminds me of Neopets -- Neowin -- is reporting that Windows 7 SP1 beta invites have started to appear in the email inboxes of beta testing candidates. Now, if you're too lazy to click through to Neopets, here are the rest of the details. First, there isn't anything we don't already know. The service pack will be made available in a variety of European languages and Japanes...

Windows 7 SP1 public beta download to be available in July

Tech Ed might not get the same billing as Apple's WWDC. Heck, many of you may never even have heard of Tech Ed. Still, there's some important Microsoft news coming from the conference. Among the announcements thus far: Microsoft is planning on releasing the Windows 7 SP1 next month. If you recall, there was speculation earlier this year that we'd see the download sometime this summer. Accor...

Windows 7 SP1 download leaked, now on torrent trackers

Microsoft has already clued us in about two big additions coming to the enterprise in Windows 7 SP1 -- Dynamic Memory support and a more robust Remote Desktop client which uses RemoteFX -- but not much else is known about the upcoming release. It will, of course, also include the various fixes which have been delivered via Windows Update prior to SP1's release. If intrepid users have their way...

Windows 7 SP1 details outed: try to contain your excitement

There's been talk floating around for quite some time about the coming of Windows 7 SP1. Today, we've got some details out of Redmond -- but if you were waiting for something exciting, you should probably check out Erez's post about watching Vimeo videos in ASCII format. The short version: Windows 7 SP1 will pretty much just be a rollup of updates that have been previously released. Yay. Th...

Is Windows 7 SP1 already being worked on?

If you were developing one of the most talked about pieces of software in the past decade and testing of your release candidate was going pretty well, what would you do next? Why, you'd start working on the first service pack for your as-yet-unfinished operating system! No, that doesn't make a lot of sense. You be the judge. According to information from Winfuture.de and Wzor.net - the Russian s...

Reminder: Windows Vista SP1 RC expires on June 30

Now that Windows Vista SP1 has been out for a few months, there's no particularly good reason that you should be running an early release candidate of the service pack. But if you're too lazy to have uninstalled it, you've got about two weeks before Microsoft forces you to do so. Starting June 30th, any machines running a release candidate of Windows Vista SP1 will only be able to run for about an...