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Microsoft drops Windows 7 SP1 beta, IE9 Platform Preview 3

By Matthew
Jun 23, 2010
  1. Microsoft has released a beta of the upcoming Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to early testers, according to an email sent by the Windows Customer Connection Team. The beta build (7601.16562.100603-1800) was reportedly compiled on June 3, weighs 1.22GB and is available in English, German, Japanese, French, and Spanish editions.

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  2. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Microsoft is on fire! W7, IE9, Bing, Windows Phone 7. Great stuff! :D
     
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    IE9. What shall I do with this. *Takes files and installs into recycling bin*
     
  4. They don't give up, do they? Nah, I'm actually eager to see what MS has to offer. But I doubt it will ever surpass Chrome, let alone the king Firefox.
     
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,754   +96

    Google Chrome has it limits if you push to hard it will say "sorry something went wrong" I use even with this limit. IE been around with it since IE2 still it has come a long way. GC on some sites you can't even use it with ticket master or other clone ticket master sites. I have to switch back to IE8. MS secret is that all users of Windows OS and Office Suite are really beta testers even though we all think it's final but really it's not. This comes from one of the several VP of MS. The plain was to let the customer be the tester but not knowing so. Windows 7 SP1 or SP2 or SP3 will never fix everything it's just a simple way of saying yes MS it seems to be working now!
     
  6. bing suck badly probably the worst search engine ever
    windows 7 is pretty good :)
     
  7. IE 6,7,8,9 Suck's the worst ive ever tried
    better get Firefox or chrome much much faster and lighter on resources
     
  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 997   +32

    I'm glad IE gets updated. I rarely use it, but it's the default, so a lot of people use it, and I'd rather they use something up to date.
     
  9. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 997   +32

    As for 7 SP1, totally unexciting. I was offered to beta test, but chose not to (well, mainly because I'm still running Vista).
     
  10. Xecutor

    Xecutor TS Rookie Posts: 141

    Regarding WAT... does this SP1 include the WAT patch? Just curious.
     
  11. i like IE8's interface a lot, its really good for big screens, it just lags on scrolling on some sites and if was not for that...IT WOULD BE MY FIRST CHOICE.

    Firefox was my favorite for years, but i have to install like 10 add-ons to suite my taste, and the worse part is that when there is new version, the add-ons does not work and that is like every 10 days or so...this sucks.

    Chrome is got a nice interface as well, but lacking TONS of options....its just not usable for me at this point and there is no work arounds to get those options running ...its still a baby...ohh, did i mention that its not stable yet!..yaa, it crashes a lot.
     
     
  12. MS is always improveing allways working , but I rue the day they start the anual user fee program
    for windows .But I beleive its comming ,and its not going to be cheap . Can't stop it by not talking about it ,as some seem to beleive. Its comming in the next couple of years . Then a monthly thing . Mark my words . I'll not be running six machines when it comes to it . whether I switch to 9 or not is not a pleasant thought . I have a lot of vista software in the drawer ,ultimate mostly , I'll keep it around for repair reasons .all my machines are running 7 very well . I sold one to a person that added a drive and put in XP 64 ,but then could not get it to produce sound . I supplied a windows 7 64 with the machine as well as the x86 version . My only conclusion off the cuff being , XP 64 does not recognize HD audio . I told him to try the 7 64 at least . I have an old dell with XP pro .what a Dino. after reading some of the comments here . I just want to know if any one . can answer this question for certain . And to comment , I can't understand why any one would still want to use vista .
     
  13. Person with "Old Dell." - You are not alone as I have a Dell 3000, "modified memory and Hard Drive." I ALSO use XP-Pro and cannot see the need for Vista, (didn't last long...,) etc.
    Old Marine Gunnery Sergeant: We hardly change at ALL, especially HABITS as above....Example;I was a "Garand" Sniper, USMC; loaded my own ammo, grabbed any scope in sight, Worked great! (Even had a modified silencer and a "flash hider," also modified. Old saying, if it ain't broke, don't fix it...
     
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