Microsoft releases Windows 7 SP1 RTM to OEMs!

Microsoft has officially confirmed the availabilty of the RTM version of Windows 7 SP1.

Microsoft on Tuesday, posted a software update that applies to versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The update (KB976902) is a prerequisite necessary to successfully install and to remove any service packs to all versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

On Thursday, Microsoft’s Russian Windows Virtualization team in a TechNet post, confirmed that the final build of Windows 7 SP1 is 7601.17514.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850.

The post also explains that the Service Pack will be available publicly today. Microsoft generally releases Service Packs on a Tuesday so it’s not clear whether the Russian is referring to a public release to select partners or a full web release.

Microsoft will ship the release to its OEM partners today but a web release is expected at a later date.

There were speculation of a January release of SP1 when Microsoft released a Service Pack Blocker Tool in November. The software maker typically releases Service Pack Blocker Tool Kits around two months before service packs are released.

In October 2010, Microsoft published a SP1 Release Candidate build of Windows 7 signifying its final push to RTM.

SP1 will include RemoteFX which provides rich 3-D graphical experience for remote users. The service pack also will include a series of incremental updates, previously released on Windows Update for both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Microsoft officials in this blog post and as well as on their official Service Packs website have previously stated that SP1 will be available by March 31, 2011.

Via: WinRumours.

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One response to this post.

  1. Microsoft releases Windows 7 SP1 RTM to OEMs! « Windows Info Portal…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

    Reply

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