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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

A service pack (in short SP) is a collection of updates, fixes and/or enhancements to a software program delivered in the form of a single installable package. It can be a collection of alot of patches available and installing a service pack is easier and less error-prone than installing a high number of patches individually, even more so when updating multiple computers over a network.

The Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC) is now available to download. This service pack helps keep PCs and servers supported and up to date by providing ongoing improvements to the Windows operating system with security and windows update. This RC is best suited for IT pros, tech enthusiasts, and developers who need to test the service pack.
It is available in these languages:
English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Requirements:
This Service pack RC includes previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates that help in avoiding vulnerabilities.It also helps us in downloading and deploying cumulative updates, with virtualization creativities added to it.
It requires the following things to be installed:

  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • 1 GB of RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)

  • DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

  • DVD-compatible drive
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