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INTRODUCTION

Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available. This service pack is an update to Windows 7 and to Windows Server 2008 R2 that addresses customer and partner feedback. 

SP1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 is a recommended collection of updates and improvements to Windows that are combined into a single installable update. 

Windows 7 SP1 can help make your computer safer and more reliable. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 provides a comprehensive set of innovations for enterprise-class virtualization. This includes new virtualization capabilities with Dynamic Memory and Microsoft RemoteFX. 

Consumer end-users can find general information about Windows 7 SP1 at the following Microsoft website:
http://windows.microsoft.com/windows7sp1

More information

How to obtain Service Pack 1

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

To obtain Windows 7 SP1, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://windows.microsoft.com/installwindows7sp1

Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

To obtain Windows 2008 R2 SP1, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=199583

How to obtain support for Service Pack 1

Support for Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Consumer end-users can use Microsoft Community to discuss issues that concern Windows 7 SP1. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.answers.microsoft.com/windows
IT professionals can use the Windows 7 IT pro forum to discuss issues that concern Windows 7 SP1. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website: 
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro
To obtain assisted support for Windows 7 SP1, visit the following Microsoft website: 
Windows 7 SP1 Support
Note For online help with troubleshooting SP1 installation issues, visit the following Microsoft website:

Support options for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

IT professionals can use the Windows 7 IT Pro forum to discuss issues that concern Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro
To obtain assisted support for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, visit the following Microsoft website:
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Support

How to obtain information about hotfixes and security updates that are included in Service Pack 1

To view a list of hotfixes and security updates that are included in SP1, visit the following Microsoft website:
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 hotfixes and security updates

Note Currently, the list of hotfixes and security updates is available only in English. 

More information about Service Pack 1

Consumer end-users can find information about what is included in Windows 7 SP1 at the following Microsoft website:
What is included in Windows 7 SP1
IT professionals and advanced users can find more information, such as release notes and the SP1 deployment guide, at the following Microsoft TechNet websites:
Windows 7 SP1 page on TechNet

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 page on TechNet
Note After you apply Service Pack 1, the startup setting of the DHCP Client Service changes from disabled to automatic. To avoid this, apply the hotfix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 2684965. For more information about KB 2684965, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2684965 Startup Type property in the DHCP Client service is changed to Automatic in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2


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Article ID: 976932 - Last Review: October 2, 2012 - Revision: 9.0
Applies to
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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