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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 download links go live for TechNet, MSDN users

Windows 7 SP1 download links are now live for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so head to your downloads page and grab the updated ISOs. Public availability will follow on February 22nd, and end users will be able to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update or download an installer. As we've said before, SP1 won't bring many (if any) visible changes to the average user. In addition to...

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....

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...

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 public beta now available

We already told you that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 had hit closed beta, but now Microsoft has made it available to everyone. Announced on Monday at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, SP1 reflects Microsoft's increased focus on cloud computing. As we've mentioned before, SP1 includes RemoteFX, which allows for host-based rendering of 3D graphics. That means when you remotely connect to...

Windows 7 SP1 coming this summer?

Word on the street is that Microsoft is hard at work on Windows 7 Service Pack 1. And while that's just a rumor for now, I'd be kind of surprised if it wasn't true. After all, Microsoft has a long history of putting out service packs that bundle together all of the incremental updates for each of its operating systems. Usually a service pack also includes a few new features. Here are a a few of...