The waiting is over, today Microsoft has made available Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) for everyone to download and install. A lot of you may already have installed this latest Service Pack, as you remember that on February 9th Windows SP1 was delivered to OEM, and for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers and Volume License customers SP1 was available on February 16th and today is available for everybody via Microsoft Download Center and via Windows Update.
If you were waiting for new features this is not your update, but it recommend that you make the update to Service Pack 1 as soon as you get a chance. This SP1 release brings better support by delivering ongoing updates, which many of them have already been made available in Windows Updates in past. But Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 seems to be the one that is going to bring some new features like: Dynamic Memory, which enables servers running Hyper-V for server virtualization to adjust dynamically Virtual Machine memory usage based on demand, making the server more efficient, and RemoteFX, which allows to deliver a local like experience for remote users through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and also Windows updates previously made available.
Tip: Before you install Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) make a backup of all your important data, even better make a backup of the hold system, if you don’t know how, don’t worry we got you covered check this article How to create and restore a system image (full backup) in Windows 7
- Download Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) from Microsoft Download Center
- Learn more about Microsoft Windows Updates