Microsoft confirms Windows 7 SP1 RTM, released to OEMs today

By Tom Warren, on 14th Jan 11 9:36 am with 19 Comments

Microsoft has officially confirmed the golden version of Windows 7 SP1.

In a blog posting on Thursday, Microsoft’s Russian Windows Virtualization team confirmed that the final build of Windows 7 SP1 is 7601.17514.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850. The Russian site 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 technet post is referring to a public release to select partners or a full web release. WinRumors understand the software giant will ship the release to its OEM partners today but that a web release is expected at a later date.

The software giant posted a software update on Tuesday 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.

Microsoft fueled speculation of a January release of SP1 when it 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. The software giant published a Release Candidate build of Windows 7 in October, marking 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.

RemoteFX is a new enhancement to RDP’s graphical remoting capabilities. The idea behind RemoteFX is to allow for a full remote experiences including multiple displays, Aero and multimedia streaming to all types of client devices including low cost thin clients. RemoteFX achieves this by using a technique known as host-based rendering. This technique allows for the final screen image to be rendered locally on the remote PC after being compressed and sent down to that remote host. The enhancements are expected to greatly improve video streaming across remote sessions which is currently one of the major drawbacks of virtualized computing.

Windows 7 recently celebrated its first birthday after selling over 240 million licenses in the first year of sales. Microsoft officials have previously promised that SP1 will be available by March 31, 2011.

  • Guest

    hmm…so how many holes will this have?..

    • X3mg4fr

      If you burn in on a cd or dvd is will only have one hole :-)

    • X3mg4FR

      typo: If you burn in on a cd or dvd it will only have one hole :-)

    • Rastermany

      yeah, one in your face.

    • Jimbo

      Please grow up and next time actually contribute to the discussion instead of posting nonsensical messages.

  • Guest

    hmm…so how many holes will this have?..

  • Qwewq

    Can’t wait!

    • Grannyville7989

      Hooray for patches! :D

  • Windows7

    Any torrent yet?

  • Jamestswsu

    There is an update on the Russian Technet blog, “Updated: Microsoft’s official position is as follows: Microsoft has not released SP1 to OEMs at this time, though we are on track for a Q1 release, as we previously announced. The comments made in this blog entry included some inaccuracies.”

    James

  • misirois

    Here’s the download links for both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions of the Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, available for download via BitTorrent network.

    Download 32-bit (x86) Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM Wave 0 Setup Installer

    File Name: Windows6.1-KB976932-x86-INTL.exe package now
    Build: 7601.17514.101119-1850
    Size: 366,921,200 byte
    SHA-1: 09BF1E3A21A3776B8649A1389E573889CD629761
    MD5: 70266BE9D65B74D91C8B3C1C41CAB7CE
    CRC: FBD574CC
    Wave: 0

    BT Torrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.SERVICE.PACK-1.RTM.X86.WAVE0.RIP.DVD-WZ.ZUKO.torrent
    Magnet Link: magnet:?xt=rn:btih:3218145ED0F51DBB9901E0631F2660F442113557

    Download 64-bit (x64) Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM Wave 0 Setup Installer

    File Name: Windows6.1-KB976932-X64-INTL.exe package now
    Build: 7601.17514.101119-1850
    Size: 669,654,640 byte
    SHA-1: C543E3BAB37583345812D42A357A1263A203A014
    MD5: FD98C34256B3DA21FB8A7E91EF1C1903
    CRC: E3370464
    Wave: 0

    BT Torrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.AND.SERVER.2008.R2.SERVICE.PACK-1.RTM.X64.WAVE0.RIP.DVD-WZ.ZUKO.torrent
    Magnet Link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:CD0139FDD8F29B9D978F229B56209B10C739ED82

    Download Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM Wave 0 ISO (x86/x64/IA64)

    File Name: 7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave0-GRMSP1.0_DVD.iso
    Buid: 7601.17514.101119-1850
    Size: 1,545,795,584 byte
    SHA-1: 9D85703A456B79FC295BE24E797367F032FE947B
    MD5: AE635827CA85D35EAC36B44F5064CD4B
    CRC: 59CF095B
    Wave: 0 (ISO contains code bits for x32, x64 and IA64)

    BT Torrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.AND.SERVER.2008.R2.SP1.RTM.WAVE0.DVD-WZT.torrent
    Magnet Link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:04FC2CE34B7D7A0F1A63BC490DF2D18C0A88AB14

    Download 32-bit (x86) Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM Wave 1 Setup Installer

    File Name: windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe
    Build: 7601.17514.101119-1850
    Size: 563,934,504 byte
    SHA-1: C3516BC5C9E69FEE6D9AC4F981F5B95977A8A2FA
    MD5: 4BF28FC00D86C936C89E2D91EF46758B
    CRC: 5EB0FA87
    Wave: 1

    BT Torrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.SERVICE.PACK-1.RTM.X86.WAVE1.RIP.DVD-WZ.ZUKO.torrent
    Magnet Link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:EE4409661F6EAA94C96C79F04797B26B64488B7C

    Download 64-bit (x64) Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM Wave 1 Setup Installer

    File Name: windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe
    Build: 7601.17514.101119-1850
    Size: 947,070,088 byte
    SHA-1: 74865EF2562006E51D7F9333B4A8D45B7A749DAB
    MD5: 28D3932F714BF71D78E75D36AA2E0FB8
    CRC: 068C79C6
    Wave: 1

    BT Torrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.AND.SERVER.2008.R2.SERVICE.PACK-1.RTM.X64.WAVE1.RIP.DVD-WZ.ZUKO.torrent
    Magnet Link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:0B10E4E245E562F21F5BDF0B0B64AAB1086B9F0D

    Download Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM Wave 0 ISO (x86/x64/IA64)

    File Name: 7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso
    Build: 7601.17514.101119-1850
    Size: 2,048,196,608 byte
    SHA-1: F2ABA1102E18EAD08C78527AB422C09AB7D1F54C
    MD5: 9B0EA3588B8C8ABD7EAD91BDFE6CE3F8
    CRC: B07748AE
    Wave: 1 (ISO contains code bits for x32, x64 and IA64)

    BT Torret: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.AND.SERVER.2008.R2.SP1.RTM.WAVE1.DVD-WZT.torrent
    Magnet Link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:B1B454E2D708FB5B8C2F3B237292DF21086E9C7F

    The “Wave0″ setup installers of the SP1 contains 5 languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish.

    The “Wave1″ setup installers of the SP1 contains all 36 major languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese-Hong Kong SAR, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Taiwan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese-Brazil, Portuguese-Portugal, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

  • fizzy

    softpedia has it.

    • C J

      i have also downloaded it from softpedia but i have not tried it out

  • haole

    Whats the difference between the RTM & the RIP builds, besides the size?

  • Kruegerman

    http://torrentz.eu/ee4409661f6eaa94c96c79f04797b26b64488b7c

    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.SERVICE.PACK-1.RTM.X86.WAVE1.RIP.DVD-WZ.ZUKO

  • Guest

    right. tell me when the RTM has made your PC gone kaput! :-p

  • Usmanfa

    does it loose the activation?

  • Usmanfa

    does it loose the activation?

  • Guest

    there are too many bugs, errors, incorrect build numbers, wrong dll’s, ‘test’ registry entries, etc. . for this to be final.

    This is more likely RTM Escrow.