Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Download Now Available

Microsoft [MSFT] has just launched the first service pack for Windows 7. The Service Pack 1 download went live today and is the first major update to the Windows 7 operating system. Size wise, it’s almost 2GB weighing in at 1.9GB.

As well as being available for W7, Service Pack 1 is also available for Windows 2008 R2 and can also be downloaded.

The update is available via automatic updates within Windows 7. If enabled, you should soon get a prompt that it either wants to download, or wants to be installed depending on what settings you have chosen. You also can check manually on the auto update service within Windows.

For those updating a number of machines, you can also download the update fully from the Microsoft website where you can then run the file over a network on each machine or any other method you choose to get the data to the PC.

The update takes about 30 minutes to install although that depends a lot on what hardware you run. Slower machines will take a little longer for example.

As for what SP1 brings, it essentially makes the Windows 7 OS the most current and securest available. As well as adding all previous single updates to the OS, it also adds performance improvements to the operating system.

Via: Pocket Lint

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