Stragglers: Windows 7 SP1 is only a minor update

By Matthew ยท 34 replies
Mar 18, 2010
  1. Microsoft has shared a few details about the first service packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and they seem to be a relatively minor affair. According to a company spokesman, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will mostly contain "minor updates," along with the usual inclusion of previous patches and hotfixes.

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  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    good. more reason to not waste my time with installing it...
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    how is keeping windows updated wasting time
  4. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    I am really interested in the "Dynamic Memory," thats sounds pretty cool.
  5. ain77

    ain77 TS Rookie

    i don't know about you guys but i'm using 64bit win7 & running latest updates. However i sometimes get this lock up or system shutdown freeze where i have to reset my pc to restart windows. Anyone else face this problem?
  6. boyese

    boyese TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I thought the point of a service pack is to get all the major bug fixes/updates done quickly........kind of takes the importance out if its just minor updates.

    I dont think it needs a SP yet anyway.
  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I usually put mine to sleep, but there have been one or two instances when I'm shutting down that it doesn't fully do it and hangs for about 15 minutes. But it happens so seldom I really haven't bothered investigating it further.
  8. z0phi3l

    z0phi3l TS Member

    I really doesn't but there are some shops out there that ignorantly will not touch Win7 till SP1 so MS is giving them an SP1
  9. Renegeek

    Renegeek TS Enthusiast Posts: 93

    i wonder if the SP1 will have the patch this is going to stop hackers from useing the OS, i heard something about the updates that going to be doning that. Wondering if SP1 will have thoes patches or not?
  10. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    It'll be interesting to see Win7's adoption rate among businesses come end of the year after SP1 is out and see if those predictions of this being the most successful OS ever come true. In the mean time I need to get my family and self upgraded to Win7 >.> .
  11. ToastOz

    ToastOz TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Installing win7 on business based computers more than likely will reduce productivity mainly because it'll take time for people to adjust and Win 7 gives people more options to procrastinate
  12. tripplejjj

    tripplejjj TS Rookie Posts: 28

    If an update improves the performance, stability, and security, then I welcome it.
  13. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 166   +8

    I wish they would fix the stupid irritating problems with it. It's irritating when you get an error and have to type it into your browser. Every program should have the ability to copy/paste.
  14. Geek4life

    Geek4life TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Well this could be a good thing, it could be there was not much to fix as it has been a very successful launch so far. I think this is a good thing.
  15. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    that is quite minor, just shows you how stable Windows 7 is. But I was looking forward to something major maybe some GUI changes and/or improvement of security and compatibility with 64-bit driverments%vements, but its doing quite well take your time M$.
  16. thebluemeaner

    thebluemeaner TS Rookie Posts: 64

    I hope this update fixes the memory allocation issues...
  17. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    How old is your computer and what are the specs? It might have something to do with it, since some of the problems might be due to hardware compatibility.
  18. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    I'm really tempted to get Windows 7 now.
  19. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    I have no issues with Windows 7, but hey I won't say a bad word against MS updating it no matter how minor the updates may be.
  20. Windows 7 is SP3 for Vista how many other windows OS's have they had that had more than 3 SPs?
  21. Thompson

    Thompson TS Rookie Posts: 65

    I'm running Windows 7, was wondering how long it'd be.
    Not a major deal I guess, shame, I kind of look forward to a big update.
  22. Aneesh

    Aneesh TS Rookie Posts: 20

    what can do those didnt having the internet connection?If it is released as a patch file evey one can install it......
  23. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    As I said a while before, what is there to update? Seriously.
    I've had no problems with 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, expect for when I click the start menu no icons appear after using it I can only see stuff if I search. But that can be fixed in a small update.
  24. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Win2k comes to mind as it had 4 SP's and is in its last year of support. Got some fond memories of Win2k :D , still have it on an old machine too.
  25. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    What happended to a windows user having to patch every 5 days?. But still, it shows the solidity of the OS.
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