Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 19:55 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows Microsoft has announced that the first service pack release for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 will hit the download servers starting today. The company had already released the final code to OEM partners earlier on February 9, followed by MSDN customers, TechNet subscribers and volume licensing customers on February 16, but now anyone will be able to get it either via Microsoft's Download Center website or through Windows Update.
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2.5 GB download for SP1 on Win7 ?

The above quote from my boss pretty much sums up my concerns.

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Chromium_One Member since:

2.5GB is about right for the combined download for all architectures, x86, x64, and ia64.

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kerframil Member since:

For an x86 install, look for "windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe". That weighs in at a little over 537 MB.

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silviucc Member since:

If your system is up to date then, by using Windows Update you will be downloading only 80MB-ish. Yeah, it's "Huuuge" ;)

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Drumhellar Member since:

An ISO with all versions that's been available from MSDN and Technet for a few days is 1.9GB in size.

That's x86, x64, and ia64 combined.

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