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Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Released To OEMs

Microsoft has released the final version of its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), indicating that the updated version will be available to the general public soon.

A post on Microsoft Russia's Technet website confirmed that the company will release the update to OEMs on Friday.

Microsoft has also released a Service Pack Blocker Tool for enterprise users to allow them to prevent the automatic update that installs SP1 for 12 months from its release.

Torrent platforms have been flooded with leaked copies of Windows 7 SP1, but it is advisable that users wait for the company to release the official update to make sure they are downloading the real thing.

Microsoft has not announced any major updates set to come with Service Pack 1, but had previously said that it would contain feature enhancements for audio devices, federation services and printing. SP1 will also come with enhancements for virtualisation tools found on Windows 7.