Windows 7 SP1 Release Candidate Now Available for Download

Microsoft has just released Release Candidate version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 for users running the final RTM version of the respective operating systems.

Previously it was believed that the Redmond based software giant will release RC bits to public at the upcoming Professional Developers Conference (PDC 2010).

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate includes previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms.

You must currently have the RTM version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 installed before you install the Release Candidate bits of both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. You must also uninstall any Beta version of Service Pack 1 before you proceed with installing the newly released Release Candidate build.

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Check out our Windows 7 Center for the complete coverage on the latest client version of Windows.

Download Windows 7 SP1 RC (Microsoft Download Center)

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