Microsoft releases SP1 RC for Windows 7, Server 2008 R2

By Emil ยท 29 replies
Oct 26, 2010
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  1. Microsoft today released Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. As you can see over at, the 32-bit installer is 514.7MB in size while the 64-bit installer is 865.4MB.

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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    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.
  3. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    Windows 7 sp1 is good news to all those who don't update their windows.
  4. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    Will Windows 7 SP1 provide speed improvements? Other than the usual bug fixes?
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    If win7 is slow on your machine you need to upgrade. By todays standards it runs great on any system.
  6. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    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
  7. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    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!
  8. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    i would love to test this but i don't want it causing any problems. I will wait until the final release.
  9. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

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

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 72

    thats the best choice u can make....unless u are the kind that loves to get their hands of new stuff early...u know.
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    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.
  12. dmoore44

    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?
  13. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    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?
  14. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 166   +8

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

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    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 :)
  16. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    Will need to wait till Q1,2011 for it to comment :D
  17. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    heh ... I just got this new build fully functional two hours ago, so I'll let you guys test SP1 first.
  18. fadownjoo

    fadownjoo TS Rookie Posts: 50

    ..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.
  19. Brodieeee

    Brodieeee TS Rookie Posts: 17

    I doubt it will improve the speeds of your netbook, unless you're suffering from these bugs that W7 SP1 if fixing of course ;)
  20. XnaX

    XnaX TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Yay for still using the crappiest OS ever made! :D (still usin Vista :()
  21. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 156   +34

    haha upgrade that os or downgrade to XP :D
  22. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    Yeah seriously xnax, I can't believe you're running Vista. By far the crappiest OS ever...
  23. uttaradhaka

    uttaradhaka TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Unlike XP, this service pack will be for the businesses mainly. Us home users are perfectly happy with Windows 7 proper.
  24. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    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.
  25. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    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 :)

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