Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Download Available

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  1. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), or KB976932, was confirmed as being pre-released to OEM manufacturers on February 9, 2011. The build had leaked to the Internet around January 14th. The official Windows Team Blog confirmed authenticity of build 1850 as the final RTM ("release to manufacturer") bits after much delay, debate, and discussion across the Internet. The release to manufacturer build contains the final bits which will ultimately be sent to MSDN customers, TechNet subscribers, Volume License Holders, and the general public. Before that, it is sent to OEMs. ("original equipment manufacturers").

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1 was released to manufacturers ("RTM") on February 9, 2011.

    Microsoft has confirmed the RTM build number is 7601.17514.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850 and we now have the highest level of certainty that these files are Windows 7 Service Pack 1 "Release to Manufacturer" (RTM), as we previously announced on January 14th. Microsoft TechNet Russia initially identified this build as the release to manufacturer version on January 14, 2011, but issued a warning that it had not yet been released to OEM partners.

    Although the files have already leaked, we now have dates for the official release timetable:

    TechNet/MSDN/Volume Licenses: February 16, 2011
    Official Public Availability: February 22, 2011

    The 32-bit and 64-bit versions are compatible with all languages. The 64-bit version also includes the Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 RTM. Here is the following information:

    We recommend that you:

    • Download any files at your own risk. We are not responsible for lost data or damage.
    • Observe best practices, including backing up your data prior to the installation of any operating system updates or modifications.
    • We, again, strongly recommend that you thoroughly backup your system prior to the installation of any operating system update.
    These files have been digitally signed by Microsoft, preventing unauthorized tampering or modification at the time of signing. The digital certificates have not been altered or tampered with.

    The files have been tested on various types of hardware, without problem or difficulty. This does not guarantee that Service Pack 1 will work for you.

    Temporarily disable your anti-virus, save all of your work, and turn off all programs before running the installer. This will improve the likelihood of a proper installation. Follow all on-screen instructions.

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) 32-bit
    Filename: windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe
    Filesize: 563,934,504 bytes
    File Verification:
    MD5 Checksum: 4bf28fc00d86c936c89e2d91ef46758b
    SHA-1: C3516BC5C9E69FEE6D9AC4F981F5B95977A8A2FA
    CRC: 5EB0FA87
    Build Version: 7601.17514.101119-1850
    Release Version: 7601.17514.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
    Digitally Signed by Microsoft Corporation: ‎Sunday, ‎November ‎21, ‎2010 5:40:14 AM

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    Filename: windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe
    Filesize: 947,070,088 bytes
    File Verification:
    MD5 Checksum: 28d3932f714bf71d78e75d36aa2e0fb8
    SHA-1: 74865EF2562006E51D7F9333B4A8D45B7A749DAB
    CRC: 068C79C6
    Build Version: 7601.17514.101119-1cdn850
    Release Version: 7601.17514.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
    Digitally Signed by Microsoft Corporation: ‎Monday, ‎November ‎22, ‎2010 8:57:13 PM

    Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from Microsoft Corporation


    One the most prominent features of Service Pack 1 is a new feature known as RemoteFX, more information on RemoteFX here. Service Pack 1 is completely compatible with the recent February Patch Tuesday updates.

    How To Reduce Disk Space by Removing the Uninstall Files
    Once Service Pack 1 is installed you may opt to remove old information regarding old hot fixes and the SP1 un-installation tool as well. Note that if you perform this step you can NEVER remove SP1! This is NOT recommended. On most systems you should expect between 500MB and 1.5GB of space recovered by running this program. To run you must launch a command prompt with Administrator privileges, then execute the following command:

    dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    This command will take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete, when completed you will now have SP1 fully integrated with no un-installation option. Enjoy the reclaimed disk space!

    Blocking SP1 from automatically installing
    Prior to any installation, if you find that you wish to block the installation of SP1 automatically via Windows Update, please see the Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit. This will block the Service Pack from installing "valid for 12 months following general availability of the Service Pack".

    How To Integrate or Slipstream Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Into Installation DVD, ISO
    To create an ISO or new DVD that includes Service Pack 1 as a slipstreamed (seamless) installation you can follow the tutorial here, please note that this tutorial is not an "official" method for creating a bootable SP1 installation media... however users have reported that this method works.

    Additional Official Documentation (Requires Microsoft Word and Excel Viewer):

    Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1

    Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

    Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

    Notable Changes in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

    Release Notes for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

    Release Notes for Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1.doc

    Our Video Review of Windows 7 Service Pack 1:

     
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  2. Trouble

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    Thanks Mike, as have most, I've been waiting and watching. Much appreciated.
     
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    Thanks guys, much appreciated!
    Has anybody already installed it? How did it go?
     
  4. john3347

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    What I would be interested in knowing is how to prevent automatic download and installation for 3 to 6 months. I still have nightmares from the fiasco that Windows XP SP3 was for several weeks. I do not want to be the Guinea Pig for installation bugs this time.

    edit: I have, however, been running SP1 beta (as well as IE9 beta) for a few months without issue. I also do not see any improvement in SP1 over RTM. None of the user complaints seem to have been addressed. Windows 7 (including SP1 beta) remains nothing more than Vista gobbed up with thick layers of cheap makeup.
     
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    Download details: Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit
     
  6. raniero

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    it would be great if you could put on utorrent, here is really slow and keep stopping downloading, and i think it will be removed soon
     
  7. LAN Dude

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    Well. if this is the FINAL release, I guess it's too late to suggest that the library feature be modified (so as to add the ability to turn it off, reverting Start Menu buttons to ONE folder each), also allowing folders to be listed LAST - and adding XP functionality to the Windows Explorer (customizable buttons).

    I don't understand why Microsoft removes functionality from advanced OS's thereby crippling them!

    :wound:

    Other than the the enhancements (above) I would have liked to see, the OS is definitely more stable and faster, though I'm still missing a driver for my Broadcom Bluetooth adapter.

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    I don't know if this is pertinent but on Tuesday (1/11/2011) there was an optional update, KB976902, that can't be removed
    to prepare for the SP1 release.

    Windows 7 SP1 Nearing Release | Windows 7 News

    I'm wondering if simply not installing this update will prevent SP1 from auto updating?
     
  10. julio99

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    I got an invalid data when I ran the update on the X64
     
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    We apologize for the longer wait times getting to the site - this news has spread like crazy and we are facing a temporary slowdown as a result.
     
  12. sparker781

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    I've downloaded twice and each time I try and install I get a message "The data is invalid" from what I've read so far this isnt anything that would make Windows 7 any better so I'll wait for the "official" release that comes when I'm using my PC

    Thanks anyways
     
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    It's possible your download was corrupted, just re-download it.
     
  14. julio99

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    That is exactly what I got with the x64 bit release, so I might as well wait instead of wasting more BW
     
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    Confirm both the filesize and MD5 checksum. WinMD5 Free - Windows MD5 Utility Freeware

    (If it is not the same the download aborted prematurely)
     
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    As I stated in my original post downloaded twice and both times I get the same message...I wont bother wasting BW...Thanks anyways
     
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    So if someone has windows already updated using windows update installing this will bring nothing but that new feature?:confused:
     
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    Well...three failed downloads so far :) guess I wait....
     
  20. PCUser1111

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    Now we need a guide to Slipstream the official SP & Win7.
     

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