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Windows 7: Microsoft preps Windows 7 for SP1 testing


06 Jan 2010   #1
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 
Microsoft preps Windows 7 for SP1 testing

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Microsoft preps Windows 7 for SP1 testing

Blogger Rafael Rivera finds SP1-related keys in Windows 7's registry

By Gregg Keizer
January 4, 2010 01:43 PM ET

Computerworld - Microsoft has already prepared Windows 7 with code to let users download the new operating system's first service pack, a prominent blogger reported last weekend.

Rafael Rivera, who writes the Within Windows blog, sniffed out several keys in Windows 7's registry that add an eligibility check for Service Pack 1 (SP1).

A first service pack -- which includes already-issued security patches as well as new bug fixes, and in some cases, new features -- is important because many corporations won't widely deploy a new edition of Windows until that milestone has been reached. Service packs are also relatively rare: Windows XP, which debuted in October 2001, has had only three.

Rivera took the appearance of the eligibility check to mean that SP1 testing is imminent. "The takeaway here is that external [emphasis in original] Windows 7 SP1 testing should commence soon, if it hasn't already," said Rivera.
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06 Jan 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Windows 7 SP1 Is Cooking, External Testing Build Coming

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Microsoft is gearing up for an important stage in the testing of its first major update to the latest iteration of the Windows client. The Redmond company traditionally releases the first Service Pack for a new Windows OS approximately one year after the platform was finalized, and is currently cooking SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. A third-party report indicates that the software giant has started preparing Windows 7 copies for the delivery of the first external testing development milestone of Windows 7 SP1.
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Windows 7 SP1 Is Cooking, External Testing Build Coming - Service Pack 1 will also update Windows Server 2008 R2 - Softpedia
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06 Jan 2010   #3
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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06 Jan 2010   #4
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06 Jan 2010   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Thats ok some of us need to read things twice.
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06 Jan 2010   #6
asfaltas

windows 7 RTM
 
 

when win7 sp1 beta leaks i want test
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06 Jan 2010   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asfaltas View Post
when win7 sp1 beta leaks i want test
Why use a beta leak of a service pack, when obviously they'll release a public beta.
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06 Jan 2010   #8
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Any notable new features? Or major bug fixes?
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07 Jan 2010   #9
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

Great, cant wait to test it
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07 Jan 2010   #10
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I ran the SP2 beta on Vista for 6 months without issues while Vista was still on here. Generally by the time the beta version is available it has been through some rigorous testing and ready to be looked over. The feedback when any provided eventually sees any remaining bugs addressed before the finished SP is out.

I suspect a few things that will be seen in SP1 for 7 address any issues that come up with the new USB 3.0 standard now becoming available as well as a few minor bugs still to be found with 7. So far I had to agree with someone on another thread about 7 being "ready to go" from the start without the need for an SP!

Once the beta release notes are available along with the trial version you'll be able to see just what the service pack will be addressing as far as any problems and updated support for things.

As far as 8 is concerned MS isn't simply a small room for 10 people working on one thing for 3yrs. to come out with a new OS with S.Balmer in a corner somewhere watching. You have hundreds working just in one area of development alone. One of the video clips seen in a recent blog showed how far they went just to come up with the default wallpaper.
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