Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Available

Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Release 2 for download.   This overview page provides links to documentation for the Service Pack; mostly, it is a roll-up of previous security patches and hot fixes.  You can get the actual Service Pack from Windows Update (recommended for single-machine updates), or from this download page.

Given that this is mainly a roll-up of previous updates, you might want to wait a couple of days before installing the service pack, if you are confident that your patching is up to date.   You should definitely plan to do it, but these mega-patches sometimes have unexpected issues, which tend to surface fairly quickly.

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