Highly unlike Microsoft of old, Windows 7 service pack one has been released to public beta ahead of schedule. The OS representing what Windows Vista should have been, has been relatively problem free for the most part and as such SP1 adds little to the finished package, save for bug fixes and patches. 1.2GB of patches to be precise. Whilst you can easily download and install SP1 beta, you’re unlikely to get much in the way of technical support, just like most other Microsoft betas. But if you know what you’re doing and can’t wait till the projected ‘early 2011’ release date then head on over to TechNet and get your SP1 on.