Microsoft finishes Windows 7 SP1

Microsoft has finished the final version of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and will make it available to the public on 22 February.

Microsoft finishes Windows 7 SP1

The service pack is light on new features, but includes a bundle of all those updates released since Windows 7 launched, as well as virtualisation features.

“For Windows 7, SP1 will help keep your PCs well supported by delivering ongoing updates, many of which have been made previously available through Windows Update,” said Brandon LeBlanc on the Windows blog.

The only major upgrade to the system, Le Blanc said, was client-side support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory, which are two new virtualisation features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Like Windows 7 SP1, the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 has been released to manufacturers, and will be released to MSDN and TechNet subscribers on 16 February before going to public release.

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