Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Now Available In Windows Update

Microsoft released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 today, which contains a number of bug fixes and security updates for your Windows PC.

Service Pack 1 combines a number of updates and improvements into a single download, so if you haven't been keeping your computer up to date thus far, this one download is a good way to catch up. The download runs around 537MB for 32-bit users and 903MB for 64-bit users, and contains a number of bug fixes and security patches. Feature-wise, don't expect to see a lot of changes — it looks like HDMI audio performance is the only fix most people will notice. For a full list of the hotfixes and security updates, you can download this Excel spreadsheet and hunt and peck for anything you may have hoped to see fixed.

To install it, just open up Windows Update and it should prompt you to download the service pack.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 [Microsoft Download Center]


    Just ran the updates and everything seems to work fine afterwards so far.

    just ran it on my machines and no issues so far

    For those of you whom are doing the naughty, this service pack contains updates relating to Windows Activation Technologies (KB971033). So I would advise you to avoid it for now, unless you can do a custom install and choose what packages to install. I doubt that is the case though.

      Tb why would one bother to warn those 'doing the naughty' , perhaps you are of similar ilk or just dont understand that people should actually pay for something, especially if they are benefiting from it. If they choose not too theres always Ubuntu or other OS's out there. Funny thing is if people spent as much time learning a new OS as they do trying to circumvent (hack) non free ones they would benefit, less stress, not having to worry about these things.

    ~537 MB? My monthly quota is 9 GB and I have three PCs. I'm not about to spend 20% of my quota on a service pack.

    Can the 32-bit version be fully downloaded and then installed offline?


      Both versions can be downloaded for offline installation, but if you've been keeping windows up to date with windows update the SP1 download through windows update should be between 70-90MB, The standalone installer is 537.8MB for 32 bit and 903.2MB for 64 bit

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 deploys so well over the network which I manage. Smooth upgrade bringing some very welcome improvements. Well done Microsoft!

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