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I agree with Greg. I installed SP1 on 2/22. It took a while to install but I haven't noticed any changes at all.
I am usually a Microsoft fan but now I'm thinking why did they even bother.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1's most significant improvements just contain a handfull of minor releases.
In short, this service pack adds surprisingly little to Windows 7. In this case "SP" stands for "Slim Pickings."
On top of that, it appears that the code for SP1 was frozen as far back as mid-to-late-November. The files are digitally signed 11/22/2010. The official build identification string, 7601.17514.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850, refers to November 19 ("101119"). The installer executable is dated November 23. That's a long, long time ago. This is a list of the Windows 7 SP1 fixes:
1) Higher-definition connections with Remote Desktop: If you use Remote Desktop (I prefer the third-party service LogMeIn), installing SP1 on both PCs sets up high-definition connection via a new technology Microsoft calls RemoteFX. Snappy name. Based on virtualization technology Microsoft acquired two years ago when it bought Calista Technologies, RemoteFX makes it possible for full graphics to show through on remote sessions. Someday, we're promised, you'll be able
to use RemoteFX with your phone. I'm not holding my breath — I'm not even sure I'd want it.
2) More Windows Live ID support: A technology Microsoft calls "Microsoft Federation Gateway" will give SP1-enhanced PCs improved Windows Live ID authentication to non-Microsoft sites, using a long-established Web services protocol known as the WS-Federation Passive Requestor Profile. I thought Win7 already had WS-Federation profiles (detailed in an MSDN article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms996532.aspx) nailed, but apparently some fix is necessary.
3) An HDMI patch: I have no idea why MS emphasizes this as one of the noteworthy changes in Win7 SP1. It's a bug fix to keep HDMI working when a PC is rebooted.
4) An XML Paper Specification fix: The 10 of you who actually use XPS instead of PDF will be pleased that SP1 fixes a print bug affecting mixed portrait and landscape documents.
5) Even more-obscure fixes: These include restoring previous folders at sign-in, IKEv2 protocol improvements (used in VPN connections), and a hotfix rollup from November (KB 982018: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018) for Advanced Format disks. Little stuff.
Can't say that I had any problems installing SP1. It took quite a while but that was to be expected.
You also didn't mention what kind of problems you ran into Lyael ?
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