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Windows 7 SP1 now available

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Feb 2011 21:41 User comments (25)

Windows 7 SP1 now available Microsoft has begun offering Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update today, as promised earlier in the month.
The 32-bit version of SP1 is around 755MB and the 64-bit edition comes in at around 1GB.

Says Microsoft:

Starting today, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be available to everyone via the Microsoft Download Center and [will] start rolling out via Windows Update.


If you prefer to have a disc, you can get one sent to you for $6 from Microsoft, including shipping.

The public beta of the SP was released in July 2010, and Microsoft launched the release candidate in October. The SP1 brings no new features, but is instead a collection of security patches and nonsecurity fixes already available through Windows Update.

You can check the SP1 page here: Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

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25 user comments

122.2.2011 22:02

Or you can download it from the site and burn the iso to a disc.

223.2.2011 0:12

Or you can download the image, and extract the contents and run the .exe and save a disc.


323.2.2011 5:22

1Gb of a SP, thats just plain STUPID!!!!

Forced to Upgrade and Patch 4 the rest of our lives......

Keeps the mega rich RICH! and the companies in business for ever and ever......

423.2.2011 9:26

Quote:
The SP1 brings no new features
Well in a way its like SP3 for XP when you've got the OS as close to perfect as u can get it just release the patches in bundles and save sysadmins like myself some precious time. And 7 as a near perfect Windows IMO.

XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

523.2.2011 9:28

Originally posted by badmanvan:
1Gb of a SP, thats just plain STUPID!!!!

Forced to Upgrade and Patch 4 the rest of our lives......

Keeps the mega rich RICH! and the companies in business for ever and ever......
well don't patch and get overun with viruses and keep your system as a botnet.....and sometimes patching to make the OS more simple and run faster.....plus the fact that you DON'T pay for patching....which is the main thing you only patch for the OS as much as you want for the lifetime of buying 1 licence from them and its free.....so i don't see how they get rich from making patches ?
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Who Dare Wins

623.2.2011 9:32

wonder what it will do to the people who have a not so legal version of windows 7.

723.2.2011 9:42
kattmandu
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Brian0423:
wonder what it will do to the people who have a not so legal version of windows 7.
Who cares...it's a risk those people take for using pirated software.

823.2.2011 11:22
lissenup2
Inactive

Originally posted by badmanvan:
1Gb of a SP, thats just plain STUPID!!!!

Forced to Upgrade and Patch 4 the rest of our lives......

Keeps the mega rich RICH! and the companies in business for ever and ever......
Oh pipe down!

I grabbed this within a few minutes of discovering the article and my 64-bit download was less than a couple hundred megs. 1GB is IF you're a complete computer idiot that NEVER EVER update which is blatantly irresponsible and moronic.

923.2.2011 11:25
lissenup2
Inactive

Originally posted by Brian0423:
wonder what it will do to the people who have a not so legal version of windows 7.
I totally agree with Kattmandu!

Ok, so jackin' software applications is one thing but C'mon, seriously?!?!?!?!?!?

Hopefully those that pirated Windows get banned, slapped, and blacklisted.

Consider this................how dumb would it be to steal a car, then BUY the tires, stereo, exhaust system, etc for it?

Sounds like Brian0423 is leeching off society and can't even buy his OS.

The real question is, what was the last piece of software you actually bought? DVDs too. Hmmmmmm??
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1023.2.2011 11:54
drvorlon
Inactive

how his he leeching off 'society'??
since when did society create and distribute windows??
he is leeching off MS (or other companies), but not society!!!

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1123.2.2011 12:22

Originally posted by lissenup2:
Originally posted by Brian0423:
wonder what it will do to the people who have a not so legal version of windows 7.
I totally agree with Kattmandu!

Ok, so jackin' software applications is one thing but C'mon, seriously?!?!?!?!?!?

Hopefully those that pirated Windows get banned, slapped, and blacklisted.

Consider this................how dumb would it be to steal a car, then BUY the tires, stereo, exhaust system, etc for it?

Sounds like Brian0423 is leeching off society and can't even buy his OS.

The real question is, what was the last piece of software you actually bought? DVDs too. Hmmmmmm??
STFU. Who are you to say that he is a leech for stealing off one of the richest companies in the world? Who said that he even stole off Microsoft; I see nothing to actually suggest that. Anyway, a copy of Win 7 to Microsoft is like a penny sweet to a corner shop. You could say that millions of penny sweets is a whole lot of dough, but don't you thing Gatesy has got enough of that already?

Perhaps people wouldn't pirate the OS if it was actually good. I don't see Linux devs releasing 10 'security' updates every day for their OS. And yes, what you think about the legality of the build of Win 7 I am using now is probably true.

-James



IMPORTANT: If you hate Sony for being so corrupt, copy this image into your signature too!

1223.2.2011 13:18

Anyway lets not lets this one thread resolve into a windows vs linux for security releases argument, err cough flame war.

Anyway, anyone who has RC version and didnt realise they were not running RTM will have a message after the upgrade saying its an evaluation version and shows it you dont get all of the updates as its wants the RTM core to full update.

MS say reinstall from scratch and go from RC to RTM and install SP1 or get a slip streamed SP1 built on RTM.

However there is a way you need to be able to modify the cversion.ini file in the sources folder of your RTM install disk, this wont work with a SP1 slip streamed disk, or wouldnt for me it must be an RTM disk. I did a hdd install as its made it easier to modify the ini file, using a usb hdd instead of the DVD. Basically where you see MinClient=7233.0 change this to MinClient=7000.0 and now your RTM install will be able to magically update from RC to RTM, you may need to uninstall your av or what ever programs its going to struggle with, but it will tell you which ones, quit the install remove them, start the upgrade again, after reinstall the apps again, now it did an inline upgrade from RC to RTM which as far as im aware redmond says you cant do, well works for me... Then just upgrade to SP1

You will still get the message appear on the desktop after the SP1 upgrade, however there is a patched dll that can remove it, but you will see it shows the core now at the full correct version and will bring your RC version full upto the latest release with SP1 without having to a format and reload ;)

Peace out peps.

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1323.2.2011 13:58
lissenup2
Inactive

Both of you defending the constant and rampant theft of software are deadbeats and leeches.

By stealing the OS, it can be fairly assumed that he/she is stealing most other stuff too as the OS is a core essential to computer use.......not like an application or game.

Microsoft is part of society and stealing everything is LEECHING OFF SOCIETY and you're a goof if you beleive that people are leeching off each individual company/person they steal from. So pipe down and stop playing symantecs.

As for ps3lvanub...........OMFG..........nice and mature of you to adamantly justify the theft of other's property. Just becuase MS or any company for that matter makes a ton of money and is huge, is no excuse for jackin' their stuff. Now.....I'm all about jackin' movies, music, games, BUT, I buy a ton of stuff too. Extensive DVD/BD collection and many games unlike people like yourself whom simply steal, pirate, jack, download EVERYTHING and buy nothing.

"Steal every, buy nothing = leeching"

Clearly the both of you walk like ducks and quack like ducks therefore...........

1423.2.2011 14:50

Originally posted by lissenup2:
Both of you defending the constant and rampant theft of software are deadbeats and leeches.

By stealing the OS, it can be fairly assumed that he/she is stealing most other stuff too as the OS is a core essential to computer use.......not like an application or game.

Microsoft is part of society and stealing everything is LEECHING OFF SOCIETY and you're a goof if you beleive that people are leeching off each individual company/person they steal from. So pipe down and stop playing symantecs.

As for ps3lvanub...........OMFG..........nice and mature of you to adamantly justify the theft of other's property. Just becuase MS or any company for that matter makes a ton of money and is huge, is no excuse for jackin' their stuff. Now.....I'm all about jackin' movies, music, games, BUT, I buy a ton of stuff too. Extensive DVD/BD collection and many games unlike people like yourself whom simply steal, pirate, jack, download EVERYTHING and buy nothing.

"Steal every, buy nothing = leeching"

Clearly the both of you walk like ducks and quack like ducks therefore...........
Did I say I stole anything? Did he say he stole anything? No. And even if we do 'steal' stuff, who are you to say we 'steal' everything? Do you know us? No. You have no evidence to support your assumptions about me or the guy I was defending. I buy games for XBOX, I don't game on PC much (Steam is a great help when I do) and I use OpenOffice because I refuse to pay an overinflated price for MS Office. I buy most software. I do download movies music but if I like it, it gets bought (Paramore and Rise Against albums, two notable recent additions to my CD collection). Now that I have taken the time to justify myself to you, which I really didn't have to do, can you please stop persecuting people as pirates, because you are starting to sound like one of us English people in the Medievil Era persecuting 'witches' and crying for them to be burnt at the stake.

-James



IMPORTANT: If you hate Sony for being so corrupt, copy this image into your signature too!

1523.2.2011 14:55
drvorlon
Inactive

What a damn hypocrit you are lissenup2!!!
What you just typed really made me laugh...

you stated
"nice and mature of you to adamantly justify the theft of other's property."
and then in the VERY NEXT LINE put
"I'm all about jackin' movies, music, games, BUT, I buy a ton of stuff too"
So you moan about deadbeats and leeches stealing and jackin, and then in the very next line admit to your own leeching and stealing and defend it by saying that you buy stuff also...!!

You assume right...
I have never paid for a scrap of software in about 10yrs, apps, games, and yeah all versions of windows...
I am not a 'deadbeat' and could afford it if I wanted, I am on about 30k, but if its available for free, no matter how dubious the method, I will take it, why pay if you can get it for free...!
I only ever rip stuff I would not have paid for anyway!!


you sound like a self righteous tw@, therefore......

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1623.2.2011 15:44
lissenup2
Inactive

Originally posted by drvorlon:
What a damn hypocrit you are lissenup2!!!
What you just typed really made me laugh...

you stated
"nice and mature of you to adamantly justify the theft of other's property."
and then in the VERY NEXT LINE put
"I'm all about jackin' movies, music, games, BUT, I buy a ton of stuff too"
So you moan about deadbeats and leeches stealing and jackin, and then in the very next line admit to your own leeching and stealing and defend it by saying that you buy stuff also...!!

You assume right...
I have never paid for a scrap of software in about 10yrs, apps, games, and yeah all versions of windows...
I am not a 'deadbeat' and could afford it if I wanted, I am on about 30k, but if its available for free, no matter how dubious the method, I will take it, why pay if you can get it for free...!
I only ever rip stuff I would not have paid for anyway!!


you sound like a self righteous tw@, therefore......

Brainless twit!

Hypocrisy is condemning one thing and then doing just the opposite.

If you're going to site my comment then do it properly. I said "mature of you to adamantly justify....". I DIDN'T condemn it. I don't justify my taking movies and games. It's wrong and technically shouldn't be done BUT I don't justify my doing so by stating "blah blah Microsoft makes sooo much money".

You're in need of a serious schooling son in ethics, language, english and general education because if you're making decisions for anybody other than yourself then GOD help them.

And thanks for admitting what you did. At least you're not making lame excuses for the blatantly apparent fact that you're completely useless to society and leeching off the successes of others' hard work. You are the very epitome and definition of a leech. From Websters.com:

a person who clings to another for personal gain, especially without giving anything in return, and usually with the implication or effect of exhausting the other's resources; parasite


Why be good to others or nice and honest to others when you don't have to. Why avoid killing or burglarizing others when you don't have to.

How old are you???????????????????????????????????
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1723.2.2011 16:23

Originally posted by lissenup2:
"Hypocrisy is condemning one thing and then doing just the opposite."
I don't think so. Unless I read it wrong, that's not what hypocrisy is. Using your own words, hypocrisy is to condemn a certain act, but for you yourself to act on that of which you've condemned. The fact that you "condemned" the act of stealing or even the justification of such, and later said that you're all about "jackin' movies, music, games" is a good case of hypocrisy if I've ever seen it.

Why the long post? Because you tried to tell someone who was right that they're "in need of a serious schooling son in ethics, language, english and general education", which in and of itself is hypocritical to say.

I'm done :)


1823.2.2011 17:21

To get back to the subject of the download sizes :) my download was apparently 64 MB. I had already gotten every single update from Windows Update, so, my installer was much smaller. You can just download the ISO from MS's site, use WinZip 14 to extract the specific x86 or x64 file, depending on your version of Windows 7, and delete the ISO.

1923.2.2011 18:18

The comments in here are rivaling youtubes in terms of idiocy

2023.2.2011 19:10

If there's any one company's software worthy of not paying for, it's Microsoft's.

2124.2.2011 2:15
drvorlon
Inactive

Originally posted by lissenup2:


Brainless twit!

Hypocrisy is condemning one thing and then doing just the opposite.

If you're going to site my comment then do it properly. I said "mature of you to adamantly justify....". I DIDN'T condemn it. I don't justify my taking movies and games. It's wrong and technically shouldn't be done BUT I don't justify my doing so by stating "blah blah Microsoft makes sooo much money".

You're in need of a serious schooling son in ethics, language, english and general education because if you're making decisions for anybody other than yourself then GOD help them.

And thanks for admitting what you did. At least you're not making lame excuses for the blatantly apparent fact that you're completely useless to society and leeching off the successes of others' hard work. You are the very epitome and definition of a leech. From Websters.com:

a person who clings to another for personal gain, especially without giving anything in return, and usually with the implication or effect of exhausting the other's resources; parasite


Why be good to others or nice and honest to others when you don't have to. Why avoid killing or burglarizing others when you don't have to.

How old are you???????????????????????????????????
haha your views are so funny...
so by downloading a string of digital ones and zeros I am now apparantly useless to society...!! Thats just class!!

I bet you are a bundle of fun to know...
Sit all night preaching to everyone about the wrongs of the world...
get a life you idiot!!

BTW the SP1 download last night on my laptop (with OEM windows7) was about 60mb cos I have updates always on..
which is the same as my dekstop (which has naughty windows 7) and that also has every update installed and still runs fine today after the sp1 install... (hope that really offends you lissenup2?)

2224.2.2011 4:58

C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatAdminSvc
C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatUX

if you block these files and paths from running, SP1 does nothing to compromise pirated version of windows.

KB971033 Dialer DRM, the optional one is no longer optional it rolled into the update and will be installed. if you don't want your legit machine Calling Big brother, i suggest you also use the above method. those that own a license only need to block WatUX that's the call home dialer.







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2324.2.2011 5:03

Originally posted by Brian0423:
wonder what it will do to the people who have a not so legal version of windows 7.

Apparently it works fine for them as long as they don't install the Windows Activation Technologies update (which is an older update separate from the SP1 install). Microsoft was apparently forced to make it (and the older Windows Genuine Advantage updates) optional installs because of so many false positives erroneously flagging systems as non-genuine.

2425.2.2011 11:39

If you are running AVG 2011. SP1 generated a failed install. This app is preventing the changes. To install I turned off AVG for 15 minutes.

My other machines have McAfee, SP1 not blocked no issues.

2518.4.2011 9:55
tangoed99
Unverified new user

If your old enough to remember....Before activation was introduced did anyone actually buy legal versions of windows 3.1, 3.11 or 95???

My point is..Is purchasing a legitimate Windows Version really an ethical choice, or just fear of getting locked out of your pc?

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