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Windows 7 Service Pack 1for Windows

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Free system update for Windows

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is a free update for the Windows operating system version 7 that is available for download through the Microsoft support website. This service pack was originally installed automatically in an update pushed to Windows 7.

Features

Microsoft’s Windows 7 service pack 1, also called SP1, resolves customer and partner feedback. SP1 adds support for Advanced Vector Extensions and improves IKEv2 by adding additional identification fields such as ‘E-mail ID.' The system update also adds support for Advanced Format 512e and additional Identity Federation Services.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 also fixes bugs related to HDMI audio and printing XPS documents.

Alternatives

Following the release of several platform updates to the Windows 7 SP1, a convenience rollup was released for new users that had not updated to SP1. The rollup contains all updates to the Windows 7 Service Pack 1, effectively making it a service pack 2.

The Rollup includes platform and disk cleanup updates and all improvements up until the present. The Platform update, for example, includes enhancements to various graphics systems to allow for better functionality. The disk cleanup update cleans outdated software from the Windows directory, freeing up space with each version of the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup. Additional roll-ups were included in the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup that adds additional functionality to the operating system.

Our take

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is an update pack to the Windows 7 operating system that brings the system up to modern standards. Despite this, the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is outdated compared to the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup which includes various updates that would need to be updated manually otherwise.

Should you download it?

No, the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup is better

Highs

  • Free
  • Increases functionality

Lows

  • Outdated

Windows 7 Service Pack 1for Windows

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