First Windows 7 service pack coming in Q4 2010?

By Jos ยท 27 replies
Mar 9, 2010
  1. Even though Microsoft has never formally announced when it expects to deliver the first service pack for Windows 7, for one reason or another many have been speculating about possible dates. The latest comes courtesy of, which claims that the company has ditched its original plan of a 22-month development schedule and is now aiming for a release in the fourth quarter of 2010.

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  2. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Booster Posts: 174

    This is an early announcement of the service pack. 9 months in advance?
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,720   +860

    Well, it could actually be just 6 months as we're talking a 4th Qtr release.

    Windows 7 has been pretty rock-solid for me. Not sure what they would include in a SP release other than the monthly security updates.
  4. mv670

    mv670 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    I dont have Windows 7 but, why have a service pack? The OS has been pretty good right? Are there any problems?
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Service packs are usually (as far as I know) just a cumulative collection of fixes with some addition addons. Personally like TomSEA said I don't know what they'd include since it has been very stable so far.
  6. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    windows 7 is exactly what microsoft needed they better take care of their new cash cow
  7. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Windows 7 is pretty solid already, so it will be nice to have a service pack, but I'm not really waiting for it.
  8. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    Maybe the early announcement is to keep those numbers growing.If Windows 7 is already the fastest selling OS in history I can only imagine how high the numbers will go after the release of the first service pack. jasonk1229 is right on the money, The cow is getting bigger every day.
  9. DryIce

    DryIce TS Rookie Posts: 60

    I have had Windows 7 for about 3 months and the only problems I have had with it are some compatibility issues with older software. Hopefully this service pack will address some of those issues.
  10. drasho

    drasho TS Enthusiast Posts: 62

    I havent had any problem with windows 7 so far... so im not awaitin this impatiently =P
  11. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel TS Enthusiast Posts: 94

    I have been using Windows 7 since it was release and have updated it every day. I am pretty satisfied on how it work and haven't had any serious problems.
    Service packs can also make some performance and stability updates that you cannot get by just minor updates. Remember Service Pack 2 for Windows Xp.
  12. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    it has to start some day ;) ...

  13. ludoboss

    ludoboss TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Microsoft has a written story. Nothing new. This time the story stars right. Stable Os, versatile, easy to use. It's clear: old applications are... old. We can buy Win7ultimate and use Xp mode but... we must understand that this time we have a real OS: give "him" right apps!
  14. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Guru Posts: 382   +89

    I think the story hit on it - many business and government entities won't even consider upgrading until an OS is proven stable, and a service pack gives that perception. So the sooner MS releases a service pack, the sooner corporate and government customers will buy.
  15. Renegeek

    Renegeek TS Enthusiast Posts: 93

    I think also it is to do with prates/hackers, that the SP will elimate all the hacked ver. of win7.
  16. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    I can also corroborate with how good windows 7 works, so far no problem for me. As mrtraver said, it probably is aiming to business and government to jump on the OS.
  17. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    You mean the cow is getting fatter. ;)

    Anyway, I think its good on part of Microsoft that they are learning from past and taking more initiative with regard to their operating system's security/service updates in robust way. I think Vista is for Microsoft for what Pentium 4 was for Intel; sometimes companies need such a shock to awake to realities and needs of their customers, and I hope that the in the longer run from Microsoft will be responding in a similar way just like Intel i.e. innovation and that too at reasonable costs.
  18. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    Yes, some companies do tend to become *******s when think they have the monopoly on things.
  19. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    I can also see this SP1 having some hidden features to screw over the pirates. Yeah Windows 7 is doing well but M$ always want more.
  20. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    A service pack means reinstalling windows for the pirates.... it is worth it, if it fixes the bugs.....
  21. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    I have enjoyed Windows 7 tremendously since upgrading last November. The only problem I have with it is with way it handles surround sound. Any application I used in XP took advantage of my surround sound, but that is not the case with 7. Apparently applications have to take advantage of 'exclusive mode' or something in order for them to produce surround sound. Most games do that, but I had to get a special plugin for it to work with foobar.

    Also, 7 kind of killed my Audigy 4, but that is more Creative's fault than Microsoft's. Still waiting on stable drivers.. zzz Creative. Guess I'll be steering clear of them in the future
  22. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    i have used ubuntu , opensuse , etc!
    windows 7 is the best OS i have used till date!
    it has improved greatly in terms of GUI and also features! the superbar is the best!
    windows vista sucked! :p
    btw eagerly waiting for WINDOWS 8!
  23. buendia

    buendia TS Rookie Posts: 29

    So what if we wait a little bit longer. Reliability updates regurarly come through Windows Update.For those who update, a service pack bring little improvements.
  24. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    That and flash issues with 64 bit windows - but that again is Adobe not MS.
  25. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    My question:

    What is there to fix in Windows 7?
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