Microsoft releases SP1 RC for Windows 7, Server 2008 R2

Emil

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Microsoft today released Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. As you can see over at Microsoft.com, the 32-bit installer is 514.7MB in size while the 64-bit installer is 865.4MB.

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LNCPapa

TS Special Forces
I think this part:
Microsoft Dynamic Memory and Microsoft RemoteFX. The former provides a virtualized 3D graphical experience for remote users while the latter gives on-the-fly control of a virtual machine's memory
is backwards.
 

princeton

TS Addict
bugejakurt said:
Will Windows 7 SP1 provide speed improvements? Other than the usual bug fixes?
If win7 is slow on your machine you need to upgrade. By todays standards it runs great on any system.
 

Ahmed90

TS Enthusiast
good news yes but i'll never update to RC version

maybe to the final release after a week or two from the release and after few reviews lol

better safe than sorry :p
 

frodough

TS Rookie
great news most definitely. i am looking forward to the WHS: Vail though. this should only get better! even my old dell xps laptop handles W7 like a champ. my wife loves it!
 

klepto12

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Windows 7 SP1 seems really nice but is it actually needed? seems like something they could just release gradually imo.
 

bioflex

TS Enthusiast
dustin_ds3000 said:
i would love to test this but i don't want it causing and problems. I will wait until the final release.
thats the best choice u can make....unless u are the kind that loves to get their hands of new stuff early...u know.
 

gwailo247

TechSpot Chancellor
None of the new features seem to offer anything new that I would use, and the hotfixes are already on my PC. Funny that I had to validate my Windows before getting to look at the release notes, lol.
 

dmoore44

TS Rookie
That's all? Doesn't seem like much on the Win7 side... but the Server 2K8 improvements could be helpful for those that use Hyper V as their hypervisor. My question though is this: how many datacenters actually use Hyper V over vmWare?
 

ElShotte

TS Booster
No significant improvements, and as mentioned above, nothing but a single compilation of a bunch of bug fixes which are already installed anyway. Still downloading it, will install when I get into the office tomorrow, hopefully it won't break anything. Anyone update already?
 

Eddo22

TS Booster
Good for the pirated versions who can't do normal updates. I no longer use such so the news is more or less meaningless.
 

Regenweald

TS Rookie
I look forward to testing it. hoping it brings some performance optimizations, I actually have to downgrade an office workstation ( of meagre specs i'll admit) to Xp from 7 because of performance issues with the video card and CS5. It really just needs better hardware, but they don't want to pony up for it so the venerable XP it is :)
 

fadownjoo

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princeton said:
bugejakurt said:
Will Windows 7 SP1 provide speed improvements? Other than the usual bug fixes?
If win7 is slow on your machine you need to upgrade. By todays standards it runs great on any system.
..speed improvements are ALWAYS welcome, im running win 7 ultimate on my netbook, im able to use it for work and school, but it could be better.
 

Brodieeee

TS Rookie
fadownjoo said:
princeton said:
bugejakurt said:
Will Windows 7 SP1 provide speed improvements? Other than the usual bug fixes?
If win7 is slow on your machine you need to upgrade. By todays standards it runs great on any system.
..speed improvements are ALWAYS welcome, im running win 7 ultimate on my netbook, im able to use it for work and school, but it could be better.
I doubt it will improve the speeds of your netbook, unless you're suffering from these bugs that W7 SP1 if fixing of course ;)
 

windmill007

TS Rookie
Windows 7 works great in the business world too. Sp1 will bring nothing other than saving you from having to install all the security updates on a new install. I doubt it will bring any noticeable change.
 

windmill007

TS Rookie
brodieeee said:
fadownjoo said:
princeton said:
bugejakurt said:
Will Windows 7 SP1 provide speed improvements? Other than the usual bug fixes?
If win7 is slow on your machine you need to upgrade. By todays standards it runs great on any system.
..speed improvements are ALWAYS welcome, im running win 7 ultimate on my netbook, im able to use it for work and school, but it could be better.
I doubt it will improve the speeds of your netbook, unless you're suffering from these bugs that W7 SP1 if fixing of course ;)
Get a SSD hard drive. Windows 7 has futuristic speed once you do that. No Service Pack is gonna save you from a slow hard drive or system. Windows 7 is so freaking fast for me :)