Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate Officially Available!
Update: Well color me embarrassed but it appears that this is old news from October 2010. I just came across the news via Windows Observer; who has also update the post to reflect this.
Thanks to @tomwarren from Winrumors for letting me know this on Twitter.
It’s here folks.
No torrents needed.
Microsoft has made the Service Pack 1 Release Candidate for Windows 7 available via an official download page where you can either register your download so that you can get any updates that come out, or head straight to the download.
The minimum Windows 7 system requirements are:
- 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
- Internet access (fees may apply)
Richard Hay from Windows Observer has an update to the released information about a list of files available form the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Download Page:
WUSignUpTool_x86.exe – This tool enables your 32-bit Windows 7 machine to participate in the public beta via Windows Update. Run this tool and then check for updates in Windows Update. WUSignUpTool_x64.exe – This tool enables your 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 machine to participate in the public beta via Windows Update. Run this tool and then check for updates in Windows Update. windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe – This application installs the public beta to a 32-bit machine running Windows 7. windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe – This application installs the public beta to a 64-bit machine running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. 7601.17105.100929-1730_Update_Sp_Wave1-B1SP1.0_DVD.iso – This DVD ISO disk image contains the standalone update packages for the public release candidate.
Now to be honest I don’t think; given the incredible stability of Windows 7, that the majority of Windows users really need to go for the Release Candidate but rather wait until the RTM version is released.