Rumors have it that the RTM (Release to Manufacturer) of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 is finally being released to OEM’s today. This should be the final release of the SP, no more betas or release candidates.
In a blog posting on Thursday, Microsoft’s Russian Windows Virtualization team confirmed that the final build of Windows 7 SP1 is 7601.17514.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850. The Russian site also explains that the Service Pack will be available publicly today. Microsoft generally releases Service Packs on a Tuesday so it’s not clear whether the Russian technet post is referring to a public release to select partners or a full web release. WinRumors understand the software giant will ship the release to its OEM partners today but that a web release is expected at a later date.
UPDATE: Apparently, the service pack has already hit the torrent sites. While I’m not going to post public links to the files, I can at least make sure you get the correct one. MD5 hashes: