Microsoft has opened Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to the general public, allowing all users to access the update via manual download or through the Windows Update tool.
Microsoft made the SP1 update available last week to members of its MSDN and TechNet networks, and system manufacturers were provided with the OEM version of the update in January.
The company has also issued a general release for the first service pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 systems.
The service packs deliver a cumulative security update as well as stability fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems, and will give all users access to the RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory tools.
RemoteFX is designed for workstations and remote systems, and delivers improved 3D graphics performance on virtualised workstation systems.
Dynamic Memory allows servers to allocate memory space more efficiently, and improves overall management of system memory.
"With RemoteFX, partners and customers can unlock new deployment scenarios for desktop virtualisation that formerly required a full PC for the best user experience," said Tad Brockway, RemoteFX product unit manager, in a post to the Windows Server blog.
"Now, on a device that is nearly as simple as an LCD display, the Windows desktop experience will be as rich and complete as on a local PC."
Microsoft is advising users to back up their systems and scan for any malware before installing the SP1 updates.
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