Windows 7 Service Pack 1 update was officially released by today Microsoft, also the final version of the first service pack for Windows 2008 R2 was released to the general public. The Service Pack 1 is now available for download at Microsoft’s Website , or via Windows Update.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 doesn’t provide any drastic changes, it is primarily a roll-up of fixes. SP1 includes some performance improvements for Direct2D/DirectWrite and the WARP10 software renderer, and provide OS-level support for the Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX).
If you apply Windows 7 updates every Tuesday then this update Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be around in 73 MB in size, because as said before SP 1 is a compilation of minor bug fixes and previous updates you might have already installed.
Notable changes in SP1:
- A bug fix for HDMI audio devices that stopped working after restarting the computer
- Corrected behavior when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents
- Changed behavior of the “Restore previous folders at logon” functionality so that all folders are restored to their previous position, rather than in cascading order based on the most recently active folders
According to Microsoft, Windows 7 SP1 will help keep your PCs well supported by delivering ongoing updates, many of which have been made previously available through Windows Update. It does, however, include client-side support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory which are two new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Tips and recommendations with regards to installing SP1 :
- In order to download and install Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 you must currently have a Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 already installed.
- If you’ve previously installed a pre-release version of Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 on your machine, you must uninstall that version before installing SP1.
- You may have to apply an update before moving onto SP1. If you’re running at least one of three specific hotfixes — 983534, 979350, and/or 2406705, for details about this error check this MSN support page.
- Don’t download this if you’re updating just one computer, instead update to SP1 directly by downloading the required updates via Windows Update.
- When installing Windows 7 SP1 on a laptop PC, make sure it’s plugged in to an electrical outlet (AC).
- Your PC will need to reboot after installing Windows 7 SP1 so make sure you save all your work and close your applications before you begin your installation.
Update [31/05/2016] : If you are looking for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 , you can skip below links and download the edition with this new & free tool called Windows ISO Downloader.
Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 :
The best method to get is SP 1 is via Windows update, because if you had applied previous updates then SP 1 update will be in Less size.
Direct download links to Windows 7 SP1 :
Download SP1 (32-bit) (537.809 MB)
Download SP1 (64-bit) (903.196 MB)
Download SP1 ISO (32-bit & 64-bit) (1953.3 MB)