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Windows 7: Microsoft needs to release Service Pack 2

21 Feb 2012   #1
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
Microsoft needs to release Service Pack 2

Just did a clean install this morning and there are nearly 90 updates to install, and this was just the first round of updates before the first reboot. Subsequent updates totaled over 100.

Come on Microsoft, this is a bit ridiculous. Its past time to put all those updates into another service pack.

Bah!


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21 Feb 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

It is to soon. 100 updates do not make a service pack.
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21 Feb 2012   #3
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACR731 View Post
Just did a clean install this morning and there are nearly 90 updates to install, and this was just the first round of updates before the first reboot. Subsequent updates totaled over 100.

Come on Microsoft, this is a bit ridiculous. Its past time to put all those updates into another service pack.

Bah!
I perfectly understand your pain and frustration, i deal with this every day too.

If MS wont release a full SP, they should release a mini-SP or a roll-up that contains all criticals till february, saving us tons of time and bandwith for those with shitty slow connections.
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21 Feb 2012   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I suspect the next SP will start Beta arount September - once Win8 is out of the way - and release in early 2013. That just about leaves time to get another SP in before Win7 goes into extended status in 2015.
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23 Feb 2012   #5
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
I suspect the next SP will start Beta arount September - once Win8 is out of the way - and release in early 2013. That just about leaves time to get another SP in before Win7 goes into extended status in 2015.
Geez, there will be 250 to 300 updates by then. Does't exactly help with the issue.
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23 Feb 2012   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Don't forget that possibly nearly half the updates to date are not related directly to Win7 - they are for .NET4, IE, Silverlight, etc.etc., and would not be included in an SP2 anyhow.
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25 Feb 2012   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACR731 View Post
Just did a clean install this morning and there are nearly 90 updates to install, and this was just the first round of updates before the first reboot. Subsequent updates totaled over 100.

Come on Microsoft, this is a bit ridiculous. Its past time to put all those updates into another service pack.

Bah!

Hi there

With decent Internet speeds and fast hardware it shoudn't have taken long anyway --however point taken -- maybe at least if not a full service pack why not provide a method whereby people can say download the updates separately and then slipstream these into a W7 install disk themselves so if re-installing a clean version of Windows this sort of stuff CAN be avoided.

Doing it this way as well would perhaps make the release of a service pack not so necessary or at least only very rarely. Would be cheaper for MS in my view as well.

Cheers
jimbo
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25 Feb 2012   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
slipstream these into a W7 install disk themselves so if re-installing a clean version of Windows this sort of stuff CAN be avoided.
They can.
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25 Feb 2012   #9
pjhutch

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I found a useful tool called WSUSOffline which can be used to download updates once to a folder and then you can apply them to one or more PCs or reuse them later to save time:
WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection
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18 Jun 2012   #10
r9blake

Windows XP 32bit
 
 
What SP2 gives you besides time

If you install Windows 7 SP1 and then spend a couple hours applying updates you get an updated system plus a few GB of replaced files you don't want. More time wasted to delete them and wonder whether you got everything and broke things in the process. I'd rather install all curent software even if it saved no time over the SP1-plus-updates route.
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