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Microsoft Releases Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Microsoft today released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2, to all users. A Service Pack is a periodical cumulative of updates released between a period of time, that also introduces new features to the OS. For both operating systems based on the Windows 6.1 kernel, Service Pack 1 will provide all product and security updates released to date. A couple of new features that will benefit Windows 2008 R2 are also bundled. These include Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX.

    Dynamic Memory lets Hyper-V administrators pool available memory on a physical host and dynamically distribute it to any virtual machine(s) running on that host, while RemoteFX lets Windows Server 2008 R2 administrators provide a rich end user desktop virtualization experience by delivering vivid content, independent of any graphics stack, to server-hosted virtual and session-based desktops. We put Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to test, to see how the updated OS benefits gamers, or if it does in the first place. Our performance analysis can be read here. A list of notable changes with SP1 can be read here.
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    Where can we DL?
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    Start-->All Programs-->Windows Update.
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    So it's basically just every Windows Update? Meh, I'll get it anyway.
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    Just in time for my move to ssd this week :toast:


    Im downloading it from TPU myself
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    I'm gonna stay away from it for at least 1 or 2 months. Usually installing a new SP breaks a ton of little stuff and brings a ton of headaches :(
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    where do you download it. the microsoft website doesnt work.
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    I got it in Windows Update, you might want to check for new updates if it's not there already.
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    tried checking. and it didnt do anything

    EDIT: there we go it found it
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    Downloading manually, tried updates and it wasn't showing :wtf:

    I hate 50mb broadband, 3mins WTF?? :mad: :laugh:

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    Alarmist! LOL You must be talking about girlfriends or so. Never had problems with other "SPs"
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    Anyone notices less gui latency with sp1? I'm trying to figure out if it's just me or it's real lol. Probably just me though
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    Have SP1 installed now, no noticeable differences as always.

    Had an issue after the install though,after it installed my system couldn't shut down and restart lol. It was stuck on ''Shutting Down'', so i had to forcibly turn it off and restart.
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    Thanks to neowin user figgy:

    Tried this and it worked a treat. Only use if your not going to uninstall the SP any time!
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    just in time for me as well. ive had a SSD since xmas but i did a reformat a couple days ago.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Well I installed it . I had to redo windows experience index , Now my RAM only gets 5.9 my HDD gets 5.8 were as before My ram showed up as 7.5 along with the CPU and the HDD at 5.9 . This sucks now ! Every thing works fine just seems like I got kicked in the teeth there !
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    no, it includes all the hotfixes that weren't available in WU as well. the ones you had to request, etc.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    So any one know why my performance went from 7.5 on the ram to 5.9 with this service pack ? That kinda sucks to see this HUGE hit in my performance rating . I know I shouldn't really care about it but it is some thing that is getting under my skin now . I mean is my 1100MHz ram that BAD ? or is this service pack that bad ? I even uninstalled it to no avail it has not changed so I reinstalled it ! OH well I guess I will just have to suffer with the low rating .
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    my rating didnt change at all.

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