Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

I’ve had several questions this week regarding the installation of Windows 7 Service Pack 1.  (NOTE:  BEFORE YOU INSTALL SP1 you should make a full backup of your system and create a restore point in case you need to roll back this change.)  If you have been keeping up with your regular updates, you may not notice too much of a change with the installation of Service Pack 1.  HOWEVER, there are some known issues with Remote Server Admin tools and VMWare Workstation that you should be aware of prior to installing SP1 on your system.  If you do NOT have RSAT installed, you will not be able to install it, however, if it is already installed, there are no issues and it’ll work fine.   If you run VMWare Workstation, it *MIGHT* be in your best interest to wait a bit.  While there are some workarounds there is no immediate need to install SP1 if you have been keeping up with the regular updates.  Better to be conservative and keep your environment intact.

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