3 months back in July, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta was made available publicly. Microsoft has now released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate (KB976932). This RC is the last public beta build which is released prior to the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) final release.
The Release Candidate helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms.
Requirement: You must have the RTM version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 already installed. If you have previously installed the Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta on your machine, you must uninstall the beta before installing the RC.
To download it, visit Microsoft download center and download the file “windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe” or “windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe” as required.
*You need to have Genuine Windows to install the RC, which requires validation.