Microsoft has officially released it’s first service pack update for Windows 7 desktop operating system.You can download the SP1 update from Microsoft’s Download Center or it is now made available through Windows update too. I just updated my PC to Windows SP1.See screen shot of my Windows update.If you remember the first beta SP1 update was released some where in July 2010 and RC1 update followed in October 2010. This Service pack was made available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers. first and now its live for the rest of world.
SP1 only contains two major new features, which will not affect the majority of users. The first of the two is RemoteFX, a standalone product that requires Windows Server 2008 R2 to be used. RemoteFX allows users to watch high-quality video and interact with 3D applications over a remote desktop session — this will change the way Virtual Machines are used, as they have had limited display capabilities until now.
The second feature is an update for HyperV in Windows Server 2008 R2 called “Dynamic Memory”. The feature is as simple as it sounds — it dynamically allocates memory to virtual machines as required and is able to remove memory from virtual machines when others need higher resources. You can read more about the new features over on the Windows Server Team Blog.
Check out the CRC info
CRC – a23de7cf
MD5 – c0a186b85239bfab823b22ff74c192b2
SHA1 – 1ab97593f6f625392ca90b18f7617b0797a46f1c
CRC – 068c79c6
MD5 – 28d3932f714bf71d78e75d36aa2e0fb8
SHA1 – 74865ef2562006e51d7f9333b4a8d45b7a749dab
CRC – 5eb0fa87
MD5 – 4bf28fc00d86c936c89e2d91ef46758b
SHA1 – c3516bc5c9e69fee6d9ac4f981f5b95977a8a2fa
SP’s also incluse the hotfixes that dont get pushed out via windows update but are available on demand if you experience specific issues (you search for your problem, you find the KB article and download the hotfix – they do not get pushed out), service packs should always be installed as they ‘fill in’ these gaps in the OS as well as roll all updates previously available and probably installed via windows update.
As you see from the screen shot the build no is 7601.17514.101119-1850.Microsoft has confirmed this is the final RTM build and users can download it from following direct download links.
Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Download Windows 7 SP1 RTM (32-bit) [537.809 MB]
Download Windows 7 SP1 RTM (64-bit) [903.196 MB]
Download Windows 7 SP1 RTM ISO (32-bit & 64-bit) [1953.3 MB]