Post Windows 7 SP1 already contains 100+ updates

Russian website Wzor has obtained a list of updates compiled for Windows 7 Service Pack 2 (SP2), which is planned to ship sometime in the middle of 2012, The site claims that work on Windows 7 SP2 started in the fall of 2010, ahead of the finalization of SP1.

Microsoft is said to include no less than 132 updates for x86 Windows 7 SP2, as much as 171 updates for x64 Windows 7 SP2 and 114 updates for IA-64 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2 systems.

Microsoft had previously released an RC version of its upcoming service pack last October. The version, windows6.1-KB976932, had been officially released possibly due to the leaked version surfacing earlier in the same week. The Service Pack will provide several enhancements to Windows 7 including Remote FX and many incremental updates to the platform. The Release Candidate can be found here and weighs in at 865.4MB for the 64 bit version and 514.7MB for the 32 bit version.

The build reportedly went final on January 18, 2011, according to Techarp, and subsequently leaked to torrent sites on January 20th.

Here are the details of the reportedly final RTM build:

x86
Build: 7601.17514.101119-1850
File: Windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe
Size: 563,934,504 bytes
SHA-1: C3516BC5C9E69FEE6D9AC4F981F5B95977A8A2FA
MD5: 4BF28FC00D86C936C89E2D91EF46758B
CRC: 5EB0FA87

x64
Build: 7601.17514.101119-1850
File: Windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe
Size: 947,070,088 bytes
SHA-1: 74865EF2562006E51D7F9333B4A8D45B7A749DAB
MD5: 28D3932F714BF71D78E75D36AA2E0FB8
CRC: 068C79C6

Microsoft have yet to announce a date to ship SP1 stating rather vaguely that it will be made available in the first half of 2011 as an integrated release.

As this release is an RC, a release candidate, it should be a stable version of the service pack, but as with any software that is not the final release version, install at your own risk.

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