Windows 7 SP1 to land today

Six days ago, Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 became available for MSDN/TechNet subscribers, and later today we'll all be able to get our hands on it.

As we reported last week, 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.

The service pack will be pushed out through Microsoft/Windows Update, and will be made available as a stand-alone download.

Stay tuned for the announcement later today!

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Sorry, I installed it, and unisntalled it. lol I have a laptop with a I-7 and 8 gigs of ram, and the slow azz bootup time after multi-reboots and everything seemed like it was slow. Like Whalesh-t on a iceflow. I'm sure Microsoft will release another fix for where your speed went. Kind of like when MS XP1 was released and it slowed down like crazy then XP SP2 came out and fixed everything. I like my speed.

I already installed it as well. Note that it can take up to an hour or more to complete due to it's size. There will be plenty of time where it seems to do nothing.

Probably a stupid question, but does SP1 land today for non-English versions as well?
Or do we have to wait a few days/weeks (which I think was the case in the past)?

Jeffrey89 said,
Probably a stupid question, but does SP1 land today for non-English versions as well?
Or do we have to wait a few days/weeks (which I think was the case in the past)?

Hum all languages are in the same file, so no wait

bzhdens said,

Hum all languages are in the same file, so no wait

but avaible too in 34 languages at 6:00 pm CET so very soon

Desktop still doesn't update (refresh) all the time e.g you can drag something over to it and it won't show up till you manually refresh.

I reported this bug from a company I worked at years ago when vista first came out With a reply of yes it will be fixed in sp1.

2 services packs a new os and another service pack on top of that its STILL not fixed.

DesGaiZu said,
Desktop still doesn't update (refresh) all the time e.g you can drag something over to it and it won't show up till you manually refresh.

I reported this bug from a company I worked at years ago when vista first came out With a reply of yes it will be fixed in sp1.


2 services packs a new os and another service pack on top of that its STILL not fixed.


I have this same issue. After awhile though it seems to correct itself but it comes back. Seems to be random but happens sometimes after you put a lot of files or move large files on/from the desktop. Also noticed it happens in Explorer too.

superbeam said,

No you didnt. "Last month" wasnt a final.

Actually yea it was... I think it leaked on the 17th of Jan. And it was the exact same as the RTM.

Dexmk said,
7 pm
No point telling the time without stating the timezone as it's all relative. It should be released at 10am PST, which is 1pm North American EST, 6pm GMT and 7pm EST (European).

Why is 3D and video watching HD videos something included for Windows Server2008 R2? How many people do anything in 3D or watch movies on a server platform.

Seems pointless to me, now on a Windows 7 install it would be useful.

Anyone else tried of the "drop" or "land" terms when dealing with releases... it's not a physical object, and it isn't an aircraft...

xendrome said,
Anyone else tried of the "drop" or "land" terms when dealing with releases... it's not a physical object, and it isn't an aircraft...
Anal much?

xendrome said,
Anyone else tried of the "drop" or "land" terms when dealing with releases... it's not a physical object, and it isn't an aircraft...
Do you also complain that we 'run' applications, and 'load' documents? Words have multiple meanings, and sometimes they can be metaphorical descriptions.

i still can't believe they have not fixed the obvious Thumbnail Cache bug (i have not tested myself but according to someone else on neowin they said it was still there in SP1) which basically randomly deletes itself which is very annoying when you got folders with a lot of Thumbnails in them as it takes a while to re-create them from scratch.

p.s. so it appears ill probably permanently using the temporarily fix for it (which is basically just adjusting permissions so Windows can't delete anything in the "C:\Users\UserNameHere\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" folder

Another "bug" which haunts me since the beta release is the Mouse Hovering "bug", this means that when you pass over the mouse on an icon, the color won't fade. This will "reset" by rebooting the machine. (Nope, killing the explorer.exe doesn't work with me).

And no, this isn't fixed in SP1 either.

Jose_49 said,
Another "bug" which haunts me since the beta release is the Mouse Hovering "bug", this means that when you pass over the mouse on an icon, the color won't fade. This will "reset" by rebooting the machine. (Nope, killing the explorer.exe doesn't work with me).

And no, this isn't fixed in SP1 either.


That seems like a driver bug.

Have you trying killing dwm.exe?

Jose_49 said,
Another "bug" which haunts me since the beta release is the Mouse Hovering "bug", this means that when you pass over the mouse on an icon, the color won't fade. This will "reset" by rebooting the machine. (Nope, killing the explorer.exe doesn't work with me).

And no, this isn't fixed in SP1 either.

Hm, killing explorer fixes it but yeah. Annoying

Jose_49 said,
Another "bug" which haunts me since the beta release is the Mouse Hovering "bug", this means that when you pass over the mouse on an icon, the color won't fade. This will "reset" by rebooting the machine. (Nope, killing the explorer.exe doesn't work with me).

And no, this isn't fixed in SP1 either.

are you saying that on the desktop for example...

if nothing is highlighted and i move the mouse over some icons how the icons are like a white/transparent, your saying that don't go away and sticks there?

because when i move my mouse over icon's on the desktop it never sticks as the color comes when i hover mouse over it and then goes away when i remove the mouse.

Well I'm not a fan of SP1 so far. My machine now take considerably longer to login and a resize splitter control now appears at the top of all Explorer windows (just above the "Organize" toolbar) which serves no purpose. Is that supposed to be there?

I'm not much bothered but I've also lost points in the Windows Experience Index, for the hard disk and memory performance.

virtorio said,
a resize splitter control now appears at the top of all Explorer windows (just above the "Organize" toolbar) which serves no purpose. Is that supposed to be there?

I don't know why that appeared, but to get rid of it: Press "Alt" so that the main toolbar appears, right-click on the toolbar, and select "Lock the toolbars".

Hitchhiker427 said,

I don't know why that appeared, but to get rid of it: Press "Alt" so that the main toolbar appears, right-click on the toolbar, and select "Lock the toolbars".
Thank you. Totally forgot about the Lock Toolbars thing.

virtorio said,
Well I'm not a fan of SP1 so far. My machine now take considerably longer to login and a resize splitter control now appears at the top of all Explorer windows (just above the "Organize" toolbar) which serves no purpose. Is that supposed to be there?

I'm not much bothered but I've also lost points in the Windows Experience Index, for the hard disk and memory performance.

It will run a little slow for some time after installing SP1 as it resets SuperFetch profiles and Indexing database. Also try disk defragmenter 'before the upcoming Wednesday'.

Abhinav Kumar said,

It will run a little slow for some time after installing SP1 as it resets SuperFetch profiles and Indexing database. Also try disk defragmenter 'before the upcoming Wednesday'.

Search indexer is done, defragmentation status is fine and super fetch is going about it's business as usual. An additional 40 second wait time on the Welcome screen seems a little ridiculous.

Ficman said,
Excellent news...

ya.. especially for old people that buy new computers and dont know how to update windows.. now they can just include it in the new computers..