Windows 7 SP1 confirmed for Feb 22nd release

Microsoft has now confirmed on the Windows Team Blog that it has released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 to manufacturing (RTM).

“Today we officially handed off the final release (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to our OEM partners” said Brandon LeBlanc.

MSDN and TechNet customers will receive the bits on February 16, followed by a general web release (RTW) on February 22. Winrumors is reporting the final build to be 7601.17514.101119-1850.

As we reported earlier today, 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.

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Tom W said,

Nope cause he said 15th for MSDN. Doh.

Maybe he was in a different country - wrong timezone?

Is there anything about SP1 for joe-user to look forward to? Any dialog windows in the control panel change, at least?

Shadrack said,
Is there anything about SP1 for joe-user to look forward to? Any dialog windows in the control panel change, at least?

Nope, SPs generally don't change the look and feel. The only SP change I remember changing what you are mentioning was the Firewall change for XP SP2.

Hope RemoteFX gets hacked to work with Win7 as the server, I would use it lots. Possible Gaming over RDP ? likely video streaming over rdp, yes please.

Inertia said,
Hope RemoteFX gets hacked to work with Win7 as the server, I would use it lots. Possible Gaming over RDP ? likely video streaming over rdp, yes please.

The possibilities for this thing is awesome i agree

Oh no, will this add the WAT checker!? ... j/k!

Bit disappointed they haven't address a couple of bugs (or things I perceive as bugs). Files not refreshing when deleted/moved, icon cache being... dodgy! Schizophrenic file/folder/usb drive permissions and for me personally, some sort of deep loathing for ATI's mom.exe and Realtek HD Audio installer!

Other than that - shouldn't we all have SP1 if we have auto-updates? By that I mean, if the SP is just all updates rolled together - what is the point?

r3stle55 said,
Oh no, will this add the WAT checker!? ... j/k!

Bit disappointed they haven't address a couple of bugs (or things I perceive as bugs). Files not refreshing when deleted/moved, icon cache being... dodgy! Schizophrenic file/folder/usb drive permissions and for me personally, some sort of deep loathing for ATI's mom.exe and Realtek HD Audio installer!

Other than that - shouldn't we all have SP1 if we have auto-updates? By that I mean, if the SP is just all updates rolled together - what is the point?

had the file refresh issue @ home a few times, one quick reboot and that solves the issue for a few weeks - think its related to power save/hibernation and explorer shell.

does this update even change anything with w7? its a great os already, what changes can they even make. albeit i am hoping that it has quicker startup/ overall performance

I can find hardly any information given about Win 7 SP1. Even the Microsoft website has very little information about it. Whats that all about?

Pardon my lanuage, Bl***y h** that was quick, I thought they said it would be in the Q3 of 2011 or am I mistaken.

windows95isg8 said,
Its not on Technet yet
I think there all still slepping over there though lol

On February 16th Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers

You must buy Subscribe to download SP1. I'm still waiting in MSDN with Windows Live ID account and still unavailable for download. Maybe I'll wait for 22nd...

Dexmk said,

On February 16th Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers

I am a TechNet Subscribers, just waiting for the links to go up... just old windows 7 on there lol

You must buy Subscribe to download SP1. I'm still waiting in MSDN with Windows Live ID account and still unavailable for download. Maybe I'll wait for 22nd...

Welp, guess it's out now and it's the same that was leaked 3 weeks ago people saying.

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