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Starting today, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be available to everyone via the Microsoft Download Center and start rolling out via Windows Update. Most people will simply get Windows 7 SP1 via Windows Update when it becomes available to them (See Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1).
Remember - for Windows 7, SP1 will help keep your PCs well supported by delivering ongoing updates, many of which have been made previously available through Windows Update. It does, however, include client-side support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory which are two new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
For tips and recommendations with regards to installing SP1, I recommend reading this blog post I published last week.
Aside from security fixes and bug fixes, can you highlight performance and/or new functionality included in SP1?
Are the SHA1 and ISO/CRC checksums, for the 22nd February publication, the same as the checksums published at technet.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx for the 16th February publication?
@mdw24368 - I recommend visiting this documentation page for SP1:
There, you can grab the spreadsheet that outlines all the hotfixes and security updates titled "Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.xls".
In short - there is no new functionality as we have mentioned previously beyond client-side support for RemoteFX and Dymanic Memory which are 2 new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
@grahamperrin - yes they are the same.
Just wondering why the .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile is not included in SP1...? Yet it's reportedly been promoted from "optional" to "important" on Windows Update. Seems like SP1 would've been a good opportunity to get this in place on every up to date machine. Oh well, maybe in Windows 8...
So what in Win 7 SP1 would cause all my games now to crash? I can't play any of the following games. Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, Call Of Duty Black Ops... just a few I have tried.
Again as general feedback: I am NOT happy with the install times due to the changed servicing mechanism of Windows 7/Vista. Service Pack 2 for Vista was not even cumulative making us install SP1 before SP2. Whereas Windows XP SP3 slipstreams or installs on an existing XP installation in about 10 minutes and 1 reboot!! I understand Windows 7 packs in many more features and stuff but just like setup/clean install time for Windows 7 is down, service pack installation times should also be decreasing or remaining the same not increasing.
I have the blue screen error STOP: 0x0000007A but there isn't a hotfix for this in this service pack 1 release. I found an older hotfix at support.microsoft.com/.../977178 that states that this will be included. Would it be okay to use this old untested hotfix as it is not included in the new sp1 release?
@msjshcug I too, play team fortress 2. After the update it ran flawlessly. Don't worry about breakage.
Thank you for finally treating all language versions of Windows equally. That was about time.
However, I agree with 7flavor: Install times for service packs are laughably long. It takes Win 7 15 minutes to install, but over an hour to install a service pack. That doesn't seem right. Not to mention slipstreaming, which is still mostly impossible, unless I am missing something.
@ James Manes - Which version of Windows 7 are you running? are you running x64? And what kind of Video card? I'm just trying to help figure out what is going on. There is alot of people having issues on many different games across multiple forums.. :(
Nice work guys... a year and half later and one service pack in and you still haven't managed to fix one of the problems that makes Windows 7 stick out like a sore thumbs amongst the design and photography community! Namely, this one that I reported on repeated throughout 2010: social.answers.microsoft.com/.../6c68bae5-6daa-4ea4-bcbc-af3e8f30c7f0
Do you ever wonder why designers and photographers still recommend going to the Mac even though Windows 7 has made great improvements that *should* make it just as stable an environment to work in or has that never crossed your mind??? Maybe the above link (which has had over 3500 views and numerous other users suffering from the same issue) will help to give you, Steven Sinofsky and the Windows 7 engineering team in general a clue as to why! :P
Please release a stability and performance fix for this immediately!
Can we use the directx 11 now with the SP1?
No 'official' DISM support to inject SP1 into your existing install media. This is tragic!!
Do I need to back up my files and everything before I upgrade to SP 1. Should I worry about my user profile and password ??????????
@Br4zko - you never needed SP1 to use DirectX 11. DirectX 11 has been part of Windows 7 since release and if you have DirectX 11 capable graphics in your PC it should have always worked just fine.
@invisible.lord - yes we recommend doing a backup of your important files before installing SP1. See this page on how to use the built-in backup features in Windows 7 to backup your files: windows.microsoft.com/.../Back-up-your-files.
@7flavor - thank you for the feedback. Most people will install SP1 via Windows Update where the install time is much faster. This is because the standalone installer contains the entire "payload" that changed in SP1. For Windows Update, we only download only is needed for any given PC.
Brandon LeBlanc, How can I suggest some new feature requests for Windows 7? Is there an email contact? One of the feature requests I want is for the Windows 7 wifi manager(in the taskbar) to display the MAC address of the wifi Access Points underneath the name of the AP, and instead of displaying ONLY the SAME ssid wifi AP's with the strongest signal, Windows 7 should instead show ALL wifi AP's using the same SSID's regardless of which has the strongest signal. Here is an example of the Windows 7 wifi manager displaying the SSID of the wifi APs but it doesn't show the MAC addresses underneath the names:
@Brandon I know that is part of win 7 but when u run the command DXDIAG in the system saids that we have DX11 but in display saids DDI 10.1 without SP1 with SP1 saids DDI Version 11 in the windows 7 score said that we are using directx 10 not the 11
Hello, I have received the SP1 with the Windows Update service and installed it without no problem. The only thing is that the internet connectivity does not work anymore. I had to uninstall it. I just bought my PC and have Win 7 Home Premium on it. Just for your information. There SP1 is still not good for everybody ;-(
windows 7 sp1 AND ie9 rc failed to install, and yes, I have used the readiness pack, and checked all outstanding updates. Wonder is this related in any way to the Windows Phon issue. Oh, and .5 tb of free space, so no problems there. Every time I try to install the first SP for an o/s this happens. And yes, its a genuine copy, and yes, I have used both redits just in case, and av off, yada yada. Any idea when the bug free version is out ?
I too had was could not use the internet after installing SP1. After an hour of searching for the problem, I opened the Access Connections I was permanently linked to WIFI and couldn't change this to "other connections" where I usually set it for my fiber optic connection.
How does one fix this? It's extremely annoying.
I am looking to upgrade my two pc from xp and vista. Do you know when will the retail win7 w/sp1 be available? Thanks!
It is interesting to find that win7 PS1 does not follow windows update settings - it does not download and wait for install but requires you to select it and wait for it to download - quite inconvenient when you try to plan your busy day and find that you have to pause it and try again later.
Does anyone know when Windows 7 with SP1 integrated will be available as a boxed retail product?
I had a problem in installing Windows 7 SP1. It seems the computer stopped at 30% and when i switch it on or off Windows tries again to install SP1 but never reaches the 100% of phase 1 because the system shut down before the end of the procedure. By the way the message SP1 succesfully installed appeared once and checking the Computer's Properties I have Win 7 SP1 so i don't understand why the installing procedure always tries to start again.
Should I try to remove SP1 and re-install it!?
I installed Windows 7 SP1 on February 28. After that Microsoft Flight Stimulator X began randomly having hanging issues. The game would just stop at arbitary points. It couldnt be a hardware issue (Studio XPS 9100 i7 core, Radeon 5770, 9 GB memory) so I thought it had to be SP1. I unistalled SP1 and the game worked as it did before the fix. How would I be able to report this to Microsoft to rectify this issue? I feel this must be fixed and the hanging issue in FSX can't be the only software that is a victim. Please contact me at my email to give me the procedure.
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Is Microsoft going to pay me for all the time I am spending just updating Windows 7 after I install it???????????
I have heard that windows 7 sp2 is coming this feb. No signs of it yet. Can anyone confirm that thing?