Windows 7 SP1 RTM now available on MSDN/TechNet

Microsoft has released Windows 7 SP1 to MSDN and TechNet customers on Wednesday. The free download allows Windows 7 customers to upgrade their machines to the latest Service Pack. Microsoft has confirmed the official build for Windows 7 SP1 RTM is 7601.17514.101119-1850.

Microsoft will release Windows 7 SP1 to non-MSDN and TechNet subscribers starting February 22, 2011. The update will be available through Windows Updates for existing Windows 7 customers.

As we previously reported, 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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just downloaded an untouched split streamed image. will work well on my new pc build next week. i hate upgrades when it comes to service packs, i do not trust it any other way.

Why does it says available on Technet? "Microsoft has released Windows 7 SP1 to MSDN and TechNet customers on Wednesday"

I am a TechNet subscriber and I can't get it. It's only the paying Technet subscribers that get it. Hardly any mention of that at all. I used to get all of these free just for being a Microsoft Partner/TechNet subsciber.. What gives?

Byter said,
Why does it says available on Technet? "Microsoft has released Windows 7 SP1 to MSDN and TechNet customers on Wednesday"

I am a TechNet subscriber and I can't get it. It's only the paying Technet subscribers that get it. Hardly any mention of that at all. I used to get all of these free just for being a Microsoft Partner/TechNet subsciber.. What gives?

Its for Technet Plus and higher.. Regular free subs get a newsletter..

Grr! If it wasn't for my stupid Debit card and my stupid bank's "fraud alert" i could have this right now. /me kicks Bank of America in the balls.

Downloaded from VLSC ... Installed with no issues ... took approx 40mins.
Any difference ? Not really, except version is now 6.1.7601

Also already available to Volume Licence customers via Service Center.
SW_DVD5_NTRL_Win_7SP1_All_Lng_Patch_Client_Server_X17-23698.ISO .. it's almost 2Gb

For those who may want to free up hard drive space, it is possible to remove the service pack installation specific files after installing Windows 7 SP1. After installing Windows 7 SP1, you can remove the service pack installation files by running Disk Cleanup and clicking on the "Clean up system files" button and checking “Service Pack Backup Files” to free up space. See below screenshot.

http://windowsteamblog.com/cfs...F00_thumb_5F00_6FEF8E43.jpg
We recommend only doing this a few weeks after installing Windows 7 SP1. Please note that once you do this you will be unable to remove Windows 7 SP1 from your PC.

http://windowsteamblog.com/win...indows-7-sp1-follow-up.aspx

That's the download page for the Release Candidate version. I didn't download it, but I'm not sure if that is the same as the ones available now.

T

Taliseian said,
That's the download page for the Release Candidate version. I didn't download it, but I'm not sure if that is the same as the ones available now.

T

I think u are correct... My bad... Sorry folks

Confirmed all Sha 1 and CRCs from Technet/MSDN with Wizors... they all the same...

So im already had this SP1... thak u Wzor

solardog said,
Will this work on vista?

No, this is for Windows 7, not Vista. Latest one for that is KB948465, service pack 2. You'll need to do an actual upgrade or reformat.

Jen Smith said,

No, this is for Windows 7, not Vista. Latest one for that is KB948465, service pack 2. You'll need to do an actual upgrade or reformat.

i know, I was just seeing if you guys were awake.

This fixed the ONLY problem I have had so far with Windows 7 where sometimes I would get a blue screen after resumming my computer from standby mode.

Can someone verify the MD5 checksums for windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe and Windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe? I found them online but do not want to upgrade until I can confirm these are valid. The ones I have are :

Windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe
MD5: 4BF28FC00D86C936C89E2D91EF46758B

Windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe
MD5: 28D3932F714BF71D78E75D36AA2E0FB8

The stand alone exe's released today match up perfectly with the leaked build from last month. Was the first thing I checked

Thx a lot; indeed matches with the leaked ones...

tbarnett said,
Can someone verify the MD5 checksums for windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe and Windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe? I found them online but do not want to upgrade until I can confirm these are valid. The ones I have are :

Windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe
MD5: 4BF28FC00D86C936C89E2D91EF46758B

Windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe
MD5: 28D3932F714BF71D78E75D36AA2E0FB8

paesan said,
I have been running SP1 for weeks now. For all those people that said the leak was a fake........ wrong!!!

It pays to be sure, chap.

Question. My workplace was giving copies of Win7 and Office 2007 to staff so I had them both installed on my laptop by a colleague at work. He deployed Win7 with an RC version of SP1 sllipstreamed. Curious now to find out whether I could install the final version of SP1 or I'd need to have a complete reinstall of either a newer slipstreamed build or Win7 then SP1 on top?

YouAgain87 said,
Question. My workplace was giving copies of Win7 and Office 2007 to staff so I had them both installed on my laptop by a colleague at work. He deployed Win7 with an RC version of SP1 sllipstreamed. Curious now to find out whether I could install the final version of SP1 or I'd need to have a complete reinstall of either a newer slipstreamed build or Win7 then SP1 on top?

I have never tried but I assume you can perform the upgrade. Windows Update might not see that you need SP1, you might have to do a manual install.

NeoDecay said,
what's the point? It doesn't offer anything worth having right now anyways.

That's what I thought too. Pretty happy with my Windows 7 without SP1 so far and there doesn't seem to be any features worth getting in a hurry

NeoDecay said,
what's the point? It doesn't offer anything worth having right now anyways.

Well, if you think 500+ unreleased hotfixes aren't worth having...

NeoDecay said,
what's the point? It doesn't offer anything worth having right now anyways.

I agree, no point in rushing to it. I plan on letting automatic updates do its thing on my home computer, even if I have to wait a little longer. At work its a different matter, I already have it installed for testing.

well now that it is officially available, i will be grabbing it asap and testing it before i deploy it on customers pc's. it's what i do so customers are not screwed around with.

Thanks to a very nice member here that had a technet sub..he uploaded the ISO for me and others! Loaded it on two computers so far and getting ready to do a few laptops. Wish more members were this nice to do these types of things!

Very cool indeed. I'm searching for it online still, lol.

I don't get why Microsoft does this - just release it already to everyone! It's not like it's premium content.

Amodin said,
Very cool indeed. I'm searching for it online still, lol.

I don't get why Microsoft does this - just release it already to everyone! It's not like it's premium content.


I'm guessing it takes time to get it to all the locations.

tmorris1 said,

I'm guessing it takes time to get it to all the locations.

I don't get it either. The only thing I can think is that it gives them a little more time to get their support staff trained.

Is there any installer on MSDN/Technet or just SP1 integrated ISO images ?

If installers are present, can someone post both x86 and x64 versions CRC/SHA ?

yodat said,
Is there any installer on MSDN/Technet or just SP1 integrated ISO images ?

If installers are present, can someone post both x86 and x64 versions CRC/SHA ?

I'd like to know this too. I have a TechNet subscription and can only find ISOs with SP1 integrated. Is the standalone installer available too?

The standalone ISO is indeed available. It takes a while for all accounts to see this... I only saw a few entries earlier this afternoon. Now, though, I see the entire set of SP1-related downloadables.

Nas said,
The standalone ISO is indeed available. It takes a while for all accounts to see this... I only saw a few entries earlier this afternoon. Now, though, I see the entire set of SP1-related downloadables.

Is it possible to share the CRC/SHA of the installer ?

yodat said,
Is there any installer on MSDN/Technet or just SP1 integrated ISO images ?

If installers are present, can someone post both x86 and x64 versions CRC/SHA ?

For some reason they only have IOS images, but they have both the upgrade and the full intigrated installs. I just upgraded my system. Used 7-zip to extract the ISO to my hard drive and ran the installer, no need to burn to a slow DVD.

MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.ULTIMATE.RTM.WITH.SP1.X86.RETA IL.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
BUILD: 7601.17514.101119-1850
7601.17514.101119-1850_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
SIZE: 2,563,039,232 byte
SHA-1:92C1ADA4FF09C76EC2F1974940624CAB7F822F62
MD5: 24F3A45D43D7C532AA3126CC094C61BD
CRC: C2966895
NOTE: this is original M$ image.
by W.Z.T

File Name: en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x86_dvd_619077.iso
Date Published (UTC): 2/16/2011 8:50:22 AM Last Updated (UTC): 2/16/2011 8:50:22 AM
SHA1: 92C1ADA4FF09C76EC2F1974940624CAB7F822F62 ISO/CRC: C2966895

MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.ULTIMATE.RTM.WITH.SP1.X64.RETA IL.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
BUILD: 7601.17514.101119-1850
7601.17514.101119-1850_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso
SIZE: 3,319,478,272 byte
SHA-1: 1693B6CB50B90D96FC3C04E4329604FEBA88CD51MD5: 56A26636EC667799F5A7F42F142C772D
CRC: 8589EE18
NOTE: this is original M$ image.
by W.Z.T

File Name: en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_618240.iso
Date Published (UTC): 2/16/2011 8:50:21 AM Last Updated (UTC): 2/16/2011 8:50:21 AM
SHA1: 1693B6CB50B90D96FC3C04E4329604FEBA88CD51 ISO/CRC: 8589EE18

Aethec said,
Wzor uses "M{0}quot; to say "Microsoft" ? I thought only 13-year-old Linux fanboys used that...

Wzor can say anything they want, they're awesome.

Downloading...

mu_windows_7_and_windows_server_2008_r2_sp1_x86_x64_dvd_619642.iso
Date Published (UTC): 2/16/2011 9:14:42 AM Last Updated (UTC): 2/16/2011 9:14:42 AM
SHA1: F2ABA1102E18EAD08C78527AB422C09AB7D1F54C

leo221 said,
Downloading...

mu_windows_7_and_windows_server_2008_r2_sp1_x86_x64_dvd_619642.iso
Date Published (UTC): 2/16/2011 9:14:42 AM Last Updated (UTC): 2/16/2011 9:14:42 AM
SHA1: F2ABA1102E18EAD08C78527AB422C09AB7D1F54C

DLing that now to. Glad they put 64 and 32 versions in the same package.

Does anyone compared the hash from wzor's with the one on msdn? i'm still downloading it from msdn at a blazing 100KB/sec.

julianbl said,
Does anyone compared the hash from wzor's with the one on msdn? i'm still downloading it from msdn at a blazing 100KB/sec.

downloading at 1310 kB/s

Wzor again proves itself to be a very reliable and trustworth source! The wzor leaked iso`s are the same like those on msdn/technet! amazing!

Q9650 said,
Wzor again proves itself to be a very reliable and trustworth source! The wzor leaked iso`s are the same like those on msdn/technet! amazing!

Reliable, yes. Trustworthy? Not so much. I'm sure Microsoft aren't just giving them these builds and information out of the goodness of their hearts, which means they're obtaining them through other "shady" means, which makes them completely untrustworthy if you ask me.

TCLN Ryster said,

Reliable, yes. Trustworthy? Not so much. I'm sure Microsoft aren't just giving them these builds and information out of the goodness of their hearts, which means they're obtaining them through other "shady" means, which makes them completely untrustworthy if you ask me.

You get this information from any Microsoft TAM, as long as your company has certain framework contracts with MS. If he's good, you have this information really early.
This information is completely trustworthy, as companies rely on them to plan their upgrade and migration paths. Only the general public doesn't always know this immediately.

ctrl_alt_delete said,
new innovative features?

Your computer will display real life fireworks when crashing after upgrading to SP1.

Skwerl said,
Wow, I upgraded my Server 2008 box to R2 with perfect timing. I wonder when WSUS will snag this.

When it's released to the Windows Update servers, which is where WSUS gets it's catalog from.

TCLN Ryster said,

When it's released to the Windows Update servers, which is where WSUS gets it's catalog from.

I know where the WSUS updates come from. In the past, I've noticed a couple of the larger updates (VS2008 SP1 and Vista SP) not hitting my WSUS for a few days after Windows Update availability. I thought it was just some lag due to the once-a-day check and slow download, but when I checked, each of those updates wasn't even an option in the list of available updates in the WSUS MC.

Jen Smith said,
MSDN. (Or plenty of other places since a couple weeks ago if you Google it.)

How big is it.. I've been seeing anywhere form 2-4GB..?

presence06 said,
How big is it.. I've been seeing anywhere form 2-4GB..?

2-3.5GB Depends on the architecture mostly, x64 being a fair bit heavier. The update itself is under 600mb for x86, under a gig for x64. Full ISO is aprox 2.5GB x86, 3.3GB x64.

Jen Smith said,

2-3.5GB Depends on the architecture mostly, x64 being a fair bit heavier. The update itself is under 600mb for x86, under a gig for x64. Full ISO is aprox 2.5GB x86, 3.3GB x64.

Maybe I'll wait.. I don't have a sub and kind of leery of downloading it...

presence06 said,
Maybe I'll wait.. I don't have a sub and kind of leery of downloading it...

No big rush for Win7 as it's mainly just a massive update rollup of stuff you probably already have installed anyway if you're keeping up to date. The checksums are posted all over the place though, make sure they match. (For Windows, HashTab works nicely for this in Explorer.)

Jen Smith said,

No big rush for Win7 as it's mainly just a massive update rollup of stuff you probably already have installed anyway if you're keeping up to date. The checksums are posted all over the place though, make sure they match. (For Windows, HashTab works nicely for this in Explorer.)

Does it fix Explorer issues, after awhile of use the icon's don't refresh, especially on the desktop?

Jen Smith said,

No big rush for Win7 as it's mainly just a massive update rollup of stuff you probably already have installed anyway if you're keeping up to date. The checksums are posted all over the place though, make sure they match. (For Windows, HashTab works nicely for this in Explorer.)

Wrong. This is a common misconception. People seem to think that Microsoft release every single fix they come up with via Windows Update. They don't. There's dozens and dozens of hotfixes that never see a public release and just get rolled up into the next service pack.

Yes, I know all about the "ask for these" updates, and some that don't get pushed until the service pack itself. I meant in general, that typically is true, IE people freaking out about getting it now versus in a week or two when it's public. If you want to give a file by file analysis then fine, by all means, go for it. He mentioned he was leery about getting it early, and I basically said whats been repeated all over the place. It's "essentially" a hotfix rollup, no new features for the client OS.

Jen Smith said,
Yes, I know all about the "ask for these" updates, and some that don't get pushed until the service pack itself. I meant in general, that typically is true, IE people freaking out about getting it now versus in a week or two when it's public. If you want to give a file by file analysis then fine, by all means, go for it. He mentioned he was leery about getting it early, and I basically said what's been repeated all over the place. It's "essentially" a hotfix roll-up, no new features for the client OS.

Did you lot listen just because miss-information is spread around the internet doesn't mean you should post it too, sp1 has A LOT of fixes and improvements ranging from direct x 11 performance to audio and network performance in fact The Service pack consists of: 78 Non-Security GDR updates, 27 Security updates and 520 Hotfix updates.

that's more than 500 that have NOT been pushed though windows updates, performance and reliability are just as, if not more important to most users than new features.

Yes I did, and did you not read? I said "essentially". I can pull up the exact same list as you off of TechNet or MSDN. For Windows 7 client, there are no new features, mainly bug fixes and a few tweaks, which is a short and succinct response to the question, versus merely copypasting a giant list of hotfixes which does nothing but fuel the egos of the anal-retentives. If you want to compare copypaste skills, I can bring up the ones that didn't make it into the service pack too. I got all night.

With ONE exception with XP, service packs never HAVE brought new features. That's not what a service pack is meant to be all about. It's just bug fixes.

Jen Smith said,

No big rush for Win7 as it's mainly just a massive update rollup of stuff you probably already have installed anyway if you're keeping up to date. The checksums are posted all over the place though, make sure they match. (For Windows, HashTab works nicely for this in Explorer.)

*sigh* You don't know what you're talking about.

There are 795 actual feature fixes that I see recorded in the Service Pack 1 change log that are not on Windows Update or WSUS, which means the vast majority of people out there have no idea they even exist unless they've actually opened support tickets with Microsoft or actually searched for resolutions to specific issues. Except for Service Packs, practically no feature fix ever appears on the automated update site for any Microsoft product.

Just download the KB976932 documentation excel file from 2/16/2011 and change the search classification so it only displays hotfix's within the service pack, and you'll see a list of everything you and almost everyone else probably don't have. (Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.xls)

K.

Kaedrin said,
Blah blah

*sigh* Amazing how often this exact same thing is getting repeated and people showing off their inability to read a thread. I'm done/bored, you win. Good job copypasting.

You are still failing to read and understand that by saying "as it's mainly just a massive update rollup of stuff you probably already have installed anyway" you were wrong, a few security updates out of over 600 patches is not "mainly" and yes I did post information from technet not to "show off" as you seem to think but to show that the informations right there for everyone to read yet people like you and even articles posted at other sites keep posting rubbish like "oh its just a collection of updates that have been pushed to windows updates"

oh and "copypasta! blah blah" replies are pretty childish.

DesGaiZu said,
oh and "copypasta! blah blah" replies are pretty childish.

So is obnoxiously repeating the same thing somebody else said ad-nauseum, along with anal-retentively picking apart comments, but who's counting.

FloatingFatMan said,
With ONE exception with XP, service packs never HAVE brought new features. That's not what a service pack is meant to be all about. It's just bug fixes.
actually Vista's SP's improved performance

Jen Smith said,

No big rush for Win7 as it's mainly just a massive update rollup of stuff you probably already have installed anyway if you're keeping up to date. The checksums are posted all over the place though, make sure they match. (For Windows, HashTab works nicely for this in Explorer.)

This does have some updates that were not available on wsus. especially some iscsi related ones.

Jen Smith said,

So is obnoxiously repeating the same thing somebody else said ad-nauseum, along with anal-retentively picking apart comments, but who's counting.

No, this is what you stated:

No big rush for Win7 as it's mainly just a massive update rollup of stuff you probably already have installed anyway if you're keeping up to date...

And you're wrong because it is MORE than just a 'massive update rollup of stuff'.

You then dig yourself further into the ground with this quip:

It's "essentially" a hotfix rollup, no new features for the client OS.

Which as someone else said, is plainly wrong - it is more than just a 'hotfix roll up'.

After installation run
dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

from a elevated command prompt to cleanup all the backed-up windows files.
That reclaims about 3GB of diskspace

figgy said,
After installation run
dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

from a elevated command prompt to cleanup all the backed-up windows files.
That reclaims about 3GB of diskspace

And, I assume, prevents you being able to uninstall the updates if you run into trouble.

figgy said,
After installation run
dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

from a elevated command prompt to cleanup all the backed-up windows files.
That reclaims about 3GB of diskspace

with people having HDD's up to 3TB now, i don't really see this as a problem

morphen said,
with people having HDD's up to 3TB now, i don't really see this as a problem

Don't make such foolish assumptions. A lot of people are running solid state drives. Since having a high-capacity SSD is too expensive, most people like my self have to worry about such things.

morphen said,

with people having HDD's up to 3TB now, i don't really see this as a problem


Why would anyone install their OS on such a large drive?

figgy said,
After installation run
dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

from a elevated command prompt to cleanup all the backed-up windows files.
That reclaims about 3GB of diskspace

Big thanks! I didn't know this and can definitely make use of it given that I use SSDs in my system as well!

morphen said,

with people having HDD's up to 3TB now, i don't really see this as a problem

Yeah, but if you're running Windows off of a 80 GB SSD, it doesn't hurt.

figgy said,
After installation run
dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

from a elevated command prompt to cleanup all the backed-up windows files.
That reclaims about 3GB of diskspace

Thanks for this tip!

morphen said,

with people having HDD's up to 3TB now, i don't really see this as a problem


uh. this is on the OS drive. OS drives tend to be smaller. So when the OS drive has a problem you don't lose the other stuff. 80 gb is about right for an OS drive.

PatrynXX said,
uh. this is on the OS drive. OS drives tend to be smaller. So when the OS drive has a problem you don't lose the other stuff. 80 gb is about right for an OS drive.
If you set it up that way, which is pretty rare tbh.

Kirkburn said,
If you set it up that way, which is pretty rare tbh.

I'd like to think it's pretty rare for people in this community to keep their data on their OS drive...