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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by nej_simon on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 20:52 UTC
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I just installed it on two computers through windows update. Both have fairly new installations of windows 7.

On my desktop computer with w7 pro x64 everything just worked. It didn't take long and after a reboot I had SP1 installed!

On my laptop with w7 x32 ultimate however the installation took so long that I left it for while. When I got back it had crashed with a black screen. Now it's stuck in a semi functional state. It boots to the desktop but windows update wont run and I'm unable to restart the service, and on every shutdown it hangs on configuring updates.

Well, I guess some things never change.

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