Windows 7 SP1 contains a host of minor feature updates, including a revamped remote Desktop client, a speedier interface and improved reliability. It also collates all previous OS updates that Microsoft has released for Windows 7 since its launch on July 22nd 2009. This is a significant time-saver for anyone looking to reinstall Windows, as it rolls every patch into one easy-to-manage package.The Release Candidate of SP1 adds some changes to the beta version, which has been available since July last year. This includes improvements to security, networking and mobility; particularly for advanced users and IT professionals. (For a comprehensive overview of what’s new, check out Microsoft’s TechNet website).If your Windows 7 system is up to date with patches, there isn't really any need to rush out and grab the Service Pack right this minute. However for those about to do a fresh install, Service Pack 1 is definitely worth installing.The Windows 7 Service Pack weighs in at 1.2GB. According to Microsoft, no critical issues that require you to take corrective action either before or immediately after installation have been discovered during testing.Windows 7 SP1 will Release to Manufacturing RTM today. Current customers of the Windows Volume Licensing program will be able to download the Service Pack on February 16.Haven’t upgraded to the Windows 7 operating system yet? Discover the best 30 features of Windows 7 here].
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