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Windows 7: Windows 7 first Service Pack

View Poll Results: When do you think it will become available?
Q1 2010 6 12.24%
Q2 2010 17 34.69%
Q3 2010 17 34.69%
Q4 2010 9 18.37%
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21 Oct 2009   #11
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If you ask me those service packs are only attempting to make up for a poorly implimented and rushed OP system which Windows 7 is not. I predict zero service packs will be needed in the first year, only updates.

The reason XP needed so many was because it lived longer than it was ever supposed too and the security was downright terrible, and Vista,... that Op system needed so much help because it was not tested properly so the service packs were an inevitable part of it's evolution.

Windows 7 has no such problems and the few problems it does have mostly seem to be related to driver development which is typical for any new Op system.
Windows 7 is not perfect (not saying you said it was), service packs are to be expected even if its only one, think of it this way.

With service packs it is like all the previous updates in one right? Thus the reason SP2 for Vista required SP1, because it didn't have all the updates between SP0 and SP1. Otherwise it would be a 1gb+ Service pack which no one wants.

Service packs in my opinion are not only about fixing problems, but also improving performance beyond that of the original design. Just saying.
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21 Oct 2009   #12
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Dec 21, 2012.
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21 Oct 2009   #13
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If you ask me those service packs are only attempting to make up for a poorly implimented and rushed OP system which Windows 7 is not. I predict zero service packs will be needed in the first year, only updates.
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Service packs in my opinion are not only about fixing problems, but also improving performance beyond that of the original design. Just saying.
Exactly. There is no linear correlation between the number of service packs and the supposed "quality" of any given release. Over the years, MS has oscillated between pledges to release SPs on a timed schedule (win2k), promising to only include fixes - not changes (win2k3SP2), changing so many things that the SP came close to being called a "second edition" (WinXPSP2)... and so on.

In reality, the timing is driven by factors such as the need to collapse notable improvements wrought in their LDR code branch into the GDR releases, the potential size of a given update, synchronisation with the equivalent "server" branch, and the need to lay the groundwork for an upcoming big app release (SQL or Exchange usually).

In other words, it's got sod-all link to some perceived "quality" of the OS. Vista was an excellent OS, and the vast majority of it lives under the hood of Win7, this time with greater support from 3rd-party driver developers who've also been impacted by the downturn to the point where they're keen to pick up their game and thus sell more.

WinNT4 had 6.5 service packs. Vista had 2 and is highly unlikely to see a third. Does that make it ~3 times better?
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21 Oct 2009   #14
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
1st quarter 2011.


Even Vista didn't get the first SP for 1 full year.
But look at what all they had to fix with Vista. JMO. Fabe
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21 Oct 2009   #15
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Dec 21, 2012.

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21 Oct 2009   #16
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If you ask me those service packs are only attempting to make up for a poorly implimented and rushed OP system which Windows 7 is not. I predict zero service packs will be needed in the first year, only updates.

The reason XP needed so many was because it lived longer than it was ever supposed too and the security was downright terrible, and Vista,... that Op system needed so much help because it was not tested properly so the service packs were an inevitable part of it's evolution.

Windows 7 has no such problems and the few problems it does have mostly seem to be related to driver development which is typical for any new Op system.

well said!
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21 Oct 2009   #17
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

2000 - SP4
XP - SP 3
Vista - SP2

Coincidence?
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22 Oct 2009   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Dec 21, 2012.



+1
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09 Jan 2010   #19
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

Code:
http://www.askvg.com/microsoft-cooking-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1/
Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on August 6th and to public on October 22nd and now it seems that Microsoft has started working on the first Service pack for Windows 7.
Rafael @ Within Windows has found something interesting regarding SP1 for Windows 7.


Similar to previous external beta service pack rollouts, Microsoft has enabled – via updates you already installed – a beta 'candidacy check' within its Windows Update software.
Just like Windows Vista, a registry key and value pair need to be added prior to being authorized to download the new software.
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Win7SP1
Value: SPORTM (REG_SZ)
Data: Unknown (likely a server-side checked GUID)
The external Windows 7 SP1 testing should commence soon, if it hasn't already.
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09 Jan 2010   #20
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

if it aint broke fix it till it is!
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