Windows 7 SP1 released to OEMs today?

January 15, 2011 Chris Spanougakis

According to an article published in the Microsoft’s russian virtualization team blog, the Windows 7 SP1 final build is this one: 7601.17514.101119-1850 and will be made available to OEMs these days. Recently we got the update KB976902 that it seems is a prerequisite necessary to install and remove any service packs to all versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Another indication that we should expect SP1 to be available soon is that Microsoft made available in November a Service Pack Blocker Tool for download. This usually happens around two months before the official release.

So what’s going on? Is it true that the SP1 RTM is now available?

According to the Windows Team Blog, SP1 will be available by March 31, 2011, but this was old news. Everybody expected to have SP1 ready by this date. The russian post mentioned above first stated that SP1 will be made available to OEMs, but if you look at the end of the post, you could read in plain English: "Microsoft has not released SP1 to OEMs at this time, though we are on track for a Q1 release, as we previously announced.  The comments made in this blog entry included some inaccuracies."

Clearly this was a last minute update to the original post. So guys these are the news on SP1, I think we’ll have to wait a little more for the Dynamic Memory feature on Hyper-V.