Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Windows 7 SP1 Release Candidate Now Available

Microsoft has officially released an RC version of its upcoming service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The new release candidate is version, windows6.1-KB976932, and is available for download here. The update is rather large at 865.4 MB for the 64 bit version and 514.7 MB for the 32 bit version.

This RC doesn't appear to have any major changes, at least none listed via the download page or the knowledge base article. So you may want to hold off installing anything until the actual release comes out. But since we are geeks and we like to test out things I'm trying to download it. I haven't been successful as of yet but I'll keep trying.

Keep in mind since this is an RC, a release candidate, it should be a fairly stable version of the service pack, but as with any pre-release software it is not recommended for use on critical machines and all user should create back-up/restore points before testing.

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