Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What All Does Service Pack 2 Include?

18 Jul 2013   #1
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
What All Does Service Pack 2 Include?

Hello all. Just this morning when I turned on my laptop I get 2 new updates

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB954430)
Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB973688)

As we all may or not know it took quite some time for Windows 7 to get a Service Pack 1 Update & now we apparently have a Service Pack 2 Update all while Microsoft plans for Microsoft Windows 8.1. Are we gonna see some extra stability added to our Windows 7 systems? Any thoughts or questions? I decided to hold off researching this further because I'm curious as to what the community has to say.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Jul 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

How long has it been since you ran Windows update?

Those two updates were discussed back in February of 2010
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...-kb954430.html

Jerry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #3
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
How long has it been since you ran Windows update?

Those two updates were discussed back in February of 2010
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...-kb954430.html

Jerry
Cosmic lol. I always run updates. I'm always up to date & manually check at least once or twice a week. That's just my pseudo OCD. What's weird is I run a fresh install every 4-6 months due to clutter & nothing like a fresh install anyway. I just ran a fresh install about a month ago & got all 100+ updates in the first 1 or 2 days. Never in the past have I noticed these 2 random updates coming in a month later by themselves like some sort of update phantom. Could these be related to other software that rely on the components being updated such as the "LGMobile Support Tool" I installed? I never installed that until just yesterday? I had to unroot my brother's phone & am learning what the tools are for his phone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jul 2013   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
Hello all. Just this morning when I turned on my laptop I get 2 new updates

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB954430)
Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB973688)

As we all may or not know it took quite some time for Windows 7 to get a Service Pack 1 Update & now we apparently have a Service Pack 2 Update all while Microsoft plans for Microsoft Windows 8.1. Are we gonna see some extra stability added to our Windows 7 systems? Any thoughts or questions? I decided to hold off researching this further because I'm curious as to what the community has to say.
Both of those updates are for "Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0", not for Windows 7. There currently is no service pack 2 for Windows 7 and Microsoft has made it quite clear that there won't be.

As for system stability, I am having no issues. Windows 7 is the most stable version of Windows I have ever used.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I just did a clean install about seven months ago and I do not have either one of those updates.

Jerry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #6
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

That's an update for "Microsoft XML Core Services". They called it service pack 2, but it's a purely cosmetic choice.
There are Service packs 2 for other stuff as well. Just another way to call a patch.

Download and install. End of the story.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #7
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Quote:
Hello all. Just this morning when I turned on my laptop I get 2 new updates

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB954430)
Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB973688)

As we all may or not know it took quite some time for Windows 7 to get a Service Pack 1 Update & now we apparently have a Service Pack 2 Update all while Microsoft plans for Microsoft Windows 8.1. Are we gonna see some extra stability added to our Windows 7 systems? Any thoughts or questions? I decided to hold off researching this further because I'm curious as to what the community has to say.
Both of those updates are for "Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0", not for Windows 7. There currently is no service pack 2 for Windows 7 and Microsoft has made it quite clear that there won't be.

As for system stability, I am having no issues. Windows 7 is the most stable version of Windows I have ever used.
I see. Weird I've never seen these updates before today. I wonder what the anomaly is...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #8
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I just did a clean install about seven months ago and I do not have either one of those updates.

Jerry
Weird. It must me software that requires a certain part of the OS & the patch only truncates when needed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #9
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
That's an update for "Microsoft XML Core Services". They called it service pack 2, but it's a purely cosmetic choice.
There are Service packs 2 for other stuff as well. Just another way to call a patch.

Download and install. End of the story.
It would be nice if they just called it a patch lol. Got me all excited for nothing. Not surprised however. I literally jumped for joy when W8 was announced & that's something no one should ever have to see.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What All Does Service Pack 2 Include?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Factory Windows 7 Service pack 1 but service pack shows in updates?
Just bought new never used factory fresh PC Acer AXC-605-UR29 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 manufacrtured this year, I checked for latest updates and sure enough Service Pack 1 shows up in updates Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems (KB976932) Download size: 9.1 MB
Windows Updates & Activation
Any idea when win 7 service pack 2 is comming and what it will include
Any idea when windows 7 service pack 2 will come out. Will jit ust be a standard update. or a service pack with some new features I such as where windows can reinstall a fresh copy of itself which is a feature in windows 8 comming out. What version of internet explorer will be included in this...
Windows Updates & Activation
Does Windows 7 Service Pack 1 include the KB971033 update?
Can you please tell me if the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 download will automatically install the KB971003 update. Thank you for your time :geek:
Windows Updates & Activation
Service Pack 1
I installed SP 1 for Windows 7 Home Edition (which I thought was already in) and it said it failed to install. I turned off my computer and it was configuring the SP. So my question is, what happened exactly? It gave the error code of 643 I think it was. It seems to be working (except for the fact...
Windows Updates & Activation
Service Pack
We are starting to observe multiple lockup using Windows 7 X64 version. The lockups occur at random using different apps, from web browsers to WMV. OS 7 X4 is releasing a beta hotfix, however its unavailble at Microsoft as the system prompts system is un-available. The hot fix will be included as...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 Home Premium Will Include Family Pack Licensi
Read more: Windows 7 Home Premium Will Include Family Pack Licensing
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App