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Windows 7: No plans for Windows 7 SP2

24 Oct 2012   #1
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 
No plans for Windows 7 SP2

The Register is reporting an "exclusive":

Quote:
Sources close to Microsoft's sustained engineering team, which builds and releases service packs, have told The Register there are no plans for a second Windows 7 SP – breaking precedent on the normal cycle of updating Windows.

Instead, Microsoft will keep updating Windows 7 using patches released each month until support for Windows 7 comes to an end. That date is currently slated for 24 months after the most current SP – that’s SP1, which was released in February 2011 – and would put end of life at February 2013.
Source:
Microsoft has no plans for a second Windows 7 Service Pack ? The Register

Somehow that date doesn't look right...

Regards,
GEWB


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24 Oct 2012   #2
bayarfaj2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

that is good, thanks
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24 Oct 2012   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

"...pushing customers towards the completely new Windows 8." More like pushing customers away from Microsnot.
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24 Oct 2012   #4
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Seven is so good that it does not need a new service pack. It's a shame that Windows 8 beats 7 in performance benchmarks according to many review sites. Hope MS could provide an update that improves W7 performance.
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24 Oct 2012   #5
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
"...pushing customers towards the completely new Windows 8." More like pushing customers away from Microsnot.


Agreed
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24 Oct 2012   #6
Tpau

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
Seven is so good that it does not need a new service pack. It's a shame that Windows 8 beats 7 in performance benchmarks according to many review sites. Hope MS could provide an update that improves W7 performance.
Yep, I've never had a problem with Win7.
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24 Oct 2012   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Here's how SP affects the product support. When a SP is issued the previous version is only supported for 24 Months. Since W7 SP1 was issued in 2011, W7 without SP1 will not be supported after 4/9/2013. For now W7 SP1 will be supported until 2020 unless there is a SP2 and then SP1 will be supported for 24 Months after SP2 is released.

Jim
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24 Oct 2012   #8
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Here's how SP affects the product support. When a SP is issued the previous version is only supported for 24 Months. Since W7 SP1 was issued in 2011, W7 without SP1 will not be supported after 4/9/2013. For now W7 SP1 will be supported until 2020 unless there is a SP2 and then SP1 will be supported for 24 Months after SP2 is released.

Jim
Ah ha!

Thanks, Jim, I needed that.

Regards,
GEWB
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24 Oct 2012   #9
x BlueRobot

 

Microsoft will realise they will need to release a SP2 for Windows 7, when many Desktop users do not migrate to the Windows 8 operating system, and people start to forget to install individual updates released every month, and then complain to Microsoft about the performance and security issues found within their Windows 7 installation.
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24 Oct 2012   #10
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Win 7 will be like XP because business are using it and trust it. Win 7 will be around for a long time. I hate Win 8. Literally hate it. I have never felt that way about an operating system. I use Kubuntu most of the time now and I am no MicroSoft hater. I like a lot of things they are doing. Skydrive is great even though it's mostly a dropbox ripoff, and I like what they are doing with office online. I also really like the business feel to outlook.com, but Win 8 is terrible.
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