Microsoft ships Windows 7 Service Pack 1

By Jos · 23 replies
Feb 22, 2011
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  1. Microsoft has announced that the first service pack release for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 will hit the download servers starting today. The company had already released the final code to OEM partners earlier on February 9, followed by MSDN customers, TechNet subscribers and volume licensing customers on February 16, but now anyone will be able to get it either via Microsoft's Download Center website, through Windows Update or here (download links at the end).

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  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Weighs in just under 2GB...
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,959   +217

  4. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Booster Posts: 322   +8

    The download is an ISO. Am I supposed to burn it and boot from it to install?
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,959   +217

    pcnthuziast, the ISO just contains the 3x installer EXE files for ia64, x64 & x86.
    So either you burn the ISO to a DVD and install like that.
    Or you extract the file you need, by opening the ISO with for example WinRAR.
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Why not just do it through windows update? Then you only have to download the version you need :p
  7. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    So, uh, does this work with "Special versions" of Windows 7 that are found on torrent sites?
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Nobody is going to answer that. You should know better then to ask that here. Go ask on the site where you got your "special version"
  9. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    It didn't hurt trying. =)
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    On other forums out there you'd be permabanned on the spot. Go back to the TPB forums to ask about that stuff, they're the people who handle that.
  11. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    The update failed through Windows Update... go figure. I downloaded the service pack through the link above and am installing it now :)
  12. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    I'm not intimidated by "permabans." Gamespot permabanned be once because I implied on something about pirated games lol. The "register" button is right there for use again. Anyway, I don't use the TPB forums. Thanks for the suggestion though.
  13. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Typically a permaban bans your IP. And unless your ISP is piss poor the IPs don't change that often.
  14. gooderguy

    gooderguy TS Enthusiast Posts: 68

    Ah man, my ISP sucks big wieners, I get random disconnections so the download keeps failing after having downloaded hundreds of MBs and I have to start over. I know Microsoft would never support the torrent format, I wish they did as this works so much better.

    I can't find a torrent for this yet, has anyone else found one???
  15. ViNCiLiCiouS

    ViNCiLiCiouS TS Rookie Posts: 30

    installed from windows update flawlessly (windows 7 professional x64).

    one important fix for windows 7 users is the HDMI fix:
    my monitor has an HDMI audio passthrough and whenever i restarted my computer it would not detect any HDMI audio connection- had to disable/reenable audio in NVIDIA control panel (from my GTX 460)

    in microsoft's words:

    Improved HDMI audio device performance:
    · A small percentage of users have reported issues in which the connection between computers running Windows 7 and HDMI audio devices can be lost after system reboots. Updates have been incorporated into SP1 to ensure that connections between Windows 7 computers and HDMI audio devices are consistently maintained.
  16. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Download is 87.2MB for me through windows update x64 version. Prepping to install right now.
  17. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Guru Posts: 271

    Gotta say, little excited :D

    This will make fresh installs much easier!
  18. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    And once again I'll just stick to XP64. It doesn't matter how often they try to thrust Vista SP3 into peoples faces or how popular it gets, I'm not swapping over. Especially when Windows 8 is a very short wait away.
  19. mbrinsley

    mbrinsley TS Rookie

    On one of my computers the download failed, because it did another one. 2nd try I did SP1 alone and it worked.
  20. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    Downloaded the .iso at work and installed OK (Win 7 x64) though the install took a long time, 1.5 hrs. At home I updated via Windows Updates and total download / install took about 0.75 hrs.
    Had to reinitialize Window Media Player and reconfigure a sound option, other than that all is well.
  21. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +912

    Why?! I've had XP64 and compared to 764 its slower to respond, cannot multitask any where near as well and supports DX10,11 so I can fully utilise my GPU. Plus it boots up way faster and the Windows XP mode fixes any compatibilty issues (I use it for Nero 7) why not upgrade? or is there a particular reason you don't want to?
  22. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Got it thru Windows Update this morning. File size was around 73 megs ( Windows 7 x64 ). Just left running by itself and after a reboot, my PC was ready to use. Not much visible changes, I guess most are under the hood.
  23. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    No, it wont work on your special edition... and for the record, people will answer you here... personally I have no problem with that and ask questions in comments myself.
    I see no problem asking here, or there, or in the forums.
  24. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,474   +126

    I have this installed on my ASUS Eee PC Netbook with Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit OC with ASHE and 2GB no issues..

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