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SP1 for Windows 7 available to public on 2/22/11

Postby stix on Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:59 am

quoting from windowsteamblog.com :

On February 16th Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers. On February 22nd, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will become generally available for folks to download via the Microsoft Download Center and available on Windows Update.


http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2011/02/09/announcing-availability-of-windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1.aspx
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Re: SP1 for Windows 7 available to public on 2/22/11

Postby Ian on Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:22 am

Oh good.. only 5 more days until I can get it.
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Re: SP1 for Windows 7 available to public on 2/22/11

Postby redk9258 on Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:48 pm

Will there be any changes for someone that has all of the updates already? Any new functions? I heard a rumor about native USB 3 drivers. Any word on that?
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Re: SP1 for Windows 7 available to public on 2/22/11

Postby Ian on Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:07 pm

Here are the major changes in SP1 for Windows 7:

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/win ... ack-1.aspx

An updated version of Remote Desktop Services. This is required for a change that is coming in Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (RemoteFX).

Better support for third-party federation services. With this update, Windows 7 now supports services that utilize the WS-Federation passive profile protocol.

Improved HDMI audio device performance. SP1 fixes a bug in Windows 7 where a small percentage of users experienced a disruption of audio over HDMI after a reboot.

Minor XPS document fixes. For the rare case where an XPS document contains both portrait and landscape pages, SP1 fixes a bug that prevented correctly-formatted printing.

Hot-fixes and other bug fixes. Like any service pack, SP1 also contains an aggregation of previously released and new hot-fixes and other bug fixes.
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Re: SP1 for Windows 7 available to public on 2/22/11

Postby redk9258 on Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:29 pm

I hope they fix a problem I (and others) have. My disk numbers are not always the same in disk management. This causes Norton Ghost to skip the backup of the system reserved partition because it does not have a drive letter. I accidentally wiped out the wrong drive using diskpart.exe once because the drive numbers changed from what I thought they were.


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Re: SP1 for Windows 7 available to public on 2/22/11

Postby Ian on Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:51 pm

I downloaded it today via MSDN. So far so good. I updated my laptop and everything is fine.
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Re: SP1 for Windows 7 available to public on 2/22/11

Postby stix on Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:56 am

Update from windowsteamblog.com on 2/16/11:

Starting today, MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers will be able to download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Next week on February 22nd, everybody else will be able to download SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center or Windows Update. As people begin downloading and installing SP1, I thought I’d take the opportunity to highlight some tips and recommendations for people before moving forward with their installation.


http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2011/02/16/windows-7-sp1-follow-up.aspx
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