The first major maintenance update for Windows 7, Service Pack 1 is now ready for download.
Microsoft released the first beta back in June 2010 followed by a Release Candidate late October 2010 and the final RTM availability (February 16th 2011 MSDN/TechNet subscribers) and public Availability (February 22nd 2011). Unlike previous Service Packs, Windows 7 SP1 does not contain any major improvements; it’s basically a rollup of updates that have been released for the operating system since it went to manufacturing July 22nd 2009. If you have been diligently updating your computer through Windows Update since then, you basically have most of what SP1 has to offer.
You can download it HERE
Also check out the Notebooks.com article I authored for information to help ensure a smooth installation HERE
Additional resources and troubleshooting information below:
Steps to take before installing Win7 SP1
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Learn how to install Win 7 SP1
Win7 SP1: Installation tips
Rename the Software Distribution folder:
Click Start Menu > Type %windir% and Press ‘OK’
Locate the SoftwareDistribution folder
Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder and then right-click > Rename
Type SoftwareDistributionOld Press ‘ENTER’
1. Click Start type cmd (you should see the command prompt populate at the top) Right-click it and select Run as Administrator
Inside the prompt type sfc /scannow
*Info on the System File Checker
2. Click: Reset Windows Update Componentsand run the FixIt? in both default and aggressive modes. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
3. Download / Install / Run theSystem Update Readiness Tool (Links below, please take note and ensure you install the correct 64 or 32bit option for your system)
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (64bit) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=914FBC5B-1FBA-4BAE-A7C3-D2C47C6FCFFC
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (32bit) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=44e15787-66b0-4e9c-9c3b-1fc9ea40f69f&displaylang=en