Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta Now
The long wait for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is finally over as Microsoft has announced the availability of a beta of the Service Pack 1 for Windows 7. This latest update pack for Windows 7 has some great features that have caught the eyes of many. In this article we tell you how to go about installing the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Step1: The Service Pack is available in both 32 bit editions and 64 bit editions. You can start the Service Pack 1 (SP1) download process by going to this link: https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/W7SP1/enus/.
Step2: When you are on it, you will be asked your profession. Simply select "Developer" from the dropdown menu even if you are not one as this public beta is only for Developers and IT Professionals. If you are having a production system, we would recommend you to not install this Service Pack now as it is a public beta.
Step 3: For getting these updates installed you need to first download and install a Windows Update SignUP tool which is basically a license to the fact that you are installing a pre-release which you have to accept.
Tip: You can directly download the SignUP tools mentioned above which will help you save some time. Download WIndows Update SignUP tool for 32Bit / 64 bit.
Step 4: Next you have to launch your Windows Update manager in order download the install the Service Pack 1 for Windows 7.
This will take care of getting SP1 onto your system. You can also get the Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 using this standalone offline installer. (difference between online and offline installer)
In case you are facing a problem in installing the Windows 7 SP1, you can go through this solution manual to the frequent problems which users can face while installing the service pack. You can look for more help on the Windows 7 SP1 Forums too.