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Windows 7 SP1 Released - Download Links and Documentation

Its been a long wait for some of us but it’s officially here, finally!

Microsoft have released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 bringing notable new features such as Dynamic Memory, Remote FX and improved HDMI audio device performance. Security updates and hotfixes have also been rolled up into the SP.

Before you dive in to downloading and installing, please check out all the documentation to ensure your install goes smoothly.

Prerequisites :

  • Your current operating system must be the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 (build 7600). (How Do I Know Which Operating System I am Using? [Quick Tip])
  • Users updating through Windows Update/WSUS must install the Servicing Stack Update (SSU) that handles the installation and removal of software updates, language packs, and optional Windows features. This update is necessary to successfully install or uninstall the service pack; it also improves the performance and reliability of the service pack installation. This update is part of the standalone update package and will be offered as a separate package on Windows Update.


Update Readiness Tools:

  • Windows 7 x86
  • Windows 7 x64

SP1 Download Links:

  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 SP1 x86 (538MB EXE)
  • Windows 7 SP1 x64 (903MB EXE)
  • Windows 7 SP1 x86 and x64 (1953MB ISO)

Physical Media:

  • Service Pack 1 Physical Media Ordering


Note that this removes backup files created during the SP installation thus the SP cannot be uninstalled after this operation has completed.

In an elevated command prompt run

dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded


  • "The following updates might need to be reinstalled" message when you try to install SP1 for Windows 7 or for Windows Server 2008 R2


Providing you haven’t run cleanup, you can uninstall the SP by running (in an elevated command prompt)

wusa /uninstall /kb:976932

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16 thoughts on “Windows 7 SP1 Released – Download Links and Documentation”

  1. Bill Gates says:

    Are you sure this isn’t the RC ? I’ve searched Microsofts website & can’t find anything on microsofts website to say that this is the final release ?

  2. Uvais says:

    Superb Post Stu ;)

  3. TutorialePc says:

    this links are reversed:

    Windows 7 SP1 x86 (538MB EXE)
    Windows 7 SP1 x64 (903MB EXE)

  4. Skiprhoades says:

    aren’t the SP1 download links for x64 and x86 reversed???

  5. Skiprhoades says:

    aren’t the SP1 download links for x64 and x86 reversed???

  6. Luka1 says:

    I have OEM Windows, can I install SP1?

    1. Rich says:

      Yes, you can.

  7. Anonymous says:

    That’s a great list. Thank you very much!  

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