The recommended (and easiest) way to get SP1 is to turn on automatic updating in Windows Update in Control Panel and wait for Windows 7 to notify you that SP1 is ready to install. It takes about 30 minutes to install, and you’ll need to restart your computer about halfway through the installation.
To check if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed on your PC, select the Start button, right-click Computer, and then select Properties.
If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your PC.
Check if your PC is 32-bit or 64-bit
You’ll need to know if your PC is running a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 7. Select the Start button, right-click Computer, and then select Properties. The version of Windows 7 is displayed next to System type.
Disk space requirements
Check to make sure your PC has enough free disk space to install SP1.
Estimated amount of free disk space needed
x86-based (32-bit): 750 MB
x64-based (64-bit): 1050 MB
Downloading SP1 from the Microsoft website
x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB
x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB
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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is an important system update that includes performance, stability and security improvements for Windows 7.
The unseen changes in this service pack include improved reliability when connecting to HDMI audio devices, printing using the XPS Viewer, and restoring previous folders in Windows Explorer after restarting.
Key features include:
- Provides enhanced security, stability, and performance.
- Required for certain programs to function properly.
- Compatible with Windows 7 both 32-bit and 64-bit.
- Ensures your Windows 7 OS is completely up to date.
The new features included in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 are Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, which enhance the system’s virtualization capabilities. Dynamic Memory, allows you to increase virtual machine density without sacrificing performance or security, whilst RemoteFX enables you to virtualize the GPU on the server side and produce rich media and 3D user experience in a virtual desktop environment.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 includes important updates and new features that improve the system’s security, stability and performance.