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No Service Pack 2 coming for Windows 7?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Oct 2012 22:27 User comments (19)

No Service Pack 2 coming for Windows 7? According to a new report, Microsoft will not release a second service pack for Windows 7.
Instead of packaging everything into a service pack, Microsoft will just continue to patch every month until support for the OS comes to an end.

The software giant has not confirmed nor denied the report, so it is unclear whether the new move will be a standard moving forward with Windows 7 and the new Windows 8.

Looking backwards, Windows XP launched in 2001 and saw its first SP one year later. SP2 was released in 2004, followed by service pack patches and then finally SP3 in 2008, a year before the launch of Windows 7.

Vista got SP1 in 2008, a year after launch, and SP2 in 2009. Windows 7 got its first, and possibly only SP, in 2010.

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19 user comments

124.10.2012 23:28

I already have all the service packs for XP,Vista and Windows 7 saved to CD's including. all the current updates.


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225.10.2012 1:17

Windows 8 will be their undoing.


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325.10.2012 1:20

Doubtful, any more than Vista "was their undoing". It may hinder them, but they're still a gawdawful-huge company...

425.10.2012 2:11

your right about that.what we see as an uproar of disapproval for win 8 is just a ripple in the pond.although,like vista its nice to think that that ripple rocked their boat a little.

525.10.2012 4:38

It will be worse than Vista because they are trying to
go in whole new direction. If this fails then their fight
to get a place in the tablet and smart phone market
is gone.
MS don't know what they are or who they are, they
just want to be like Apple.
As history has taught us, all great empires fade and
fail. Look at how they ruined and killed their world
leading Flight Sim software. Windows 8 is just another
nail in the coffin.

625.10.2012 8:52

Guys with Windows 8 you still have Windows 7 it's just in the background you're getting two for one!

725.10.2012 10:47

Where M$S seem to have lost it is that they are attempting a "one size fits all" approach to their OS.

Win 8 "may" suit the mobile market but not the desktop/laptop one.

Win7 has only just overtaken use in Industry over XP and only by a small percentage, hence the continued support for XP until 2014 "at least" - the longest support to any OS ever given by M$S. (IIRC)

The home user market may be the most lucrative but industry (gov depts etc) are the bread and butter. Alienate them to another OS (Linux perhaps) and you've lost a big chunk of guaranteed revenue.

I await a comment from M$S

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Oct 2012 @ 10:50

Pip

825.10.2012 13:49

Microsoft has already lost i am sorry to say because there product activation system now having the cd key built into the windows 8 disk will crush them because without being able to purchase a new key if something goes wrong you have to purchase a new win 8 at 200.00 and worse no media center unless you purchase professional

925.10.2012 13:55

Windows 8 would be great if the "Metro" interface could be turned-off for desktop use.

It looks good and is useful on a tablet, it is HORRIBLE on a desktop. I absolutely can't stand looking at it on my 22" monitor. I've tried to get used to it and I just can't. It's such a relief to go back to Win 7 after playing with Win 8.

MS FORCING desktop users to use a tablet interface is a huge mistake, IMO.

I'm hoping that a future Win 8 update or Service Pack will allow Metro to be turned-off.

1025.10.2012 13:59

Originally posted by bdaleypsu:
Windows 8 would be great if the "Metro" interface could be turned-off for desktop use.

It looks good and is useful on a tablet, it is HORRIBLE on a desktop. I absolutely can't stand looking at it on my 22" monitor. I've tried to get used to it and I just can't. It's such a relief to go back to Win 7 after playing with Win 8.

MS FORCING desktop users to use a tablet interface is a huge mistake, IMO.

I'm hoping that a future Win 8 update or Service Pack will allow Metro to be turned-off.
You can turn it off.

See Here

link
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Oct 2012 @ 14:02

Pip

1125.10.2012 14:02

Originally posted by pippincp:
Originally posted by bdaleypsu:
Windows 8 would be great if the "Metro" interface could be turned-off for desktop use.

It looks good and is useful on a tablet, it is HORRIBLE on a desktop. I absolutely can't stand looking at it on my 22" monitor. I've tried to get used to it and I just can't. It's such a relief to go back to Win 7 after playing with Win 8.

MS FORCING desktop users to use a tablet interface is a huge mistake, IMO.

I'm hoping that a future Win 8 update or Service Pack will allow Metro to be turned-off.
You can.

See Here

link
Yeah I know, but I meant MS should build that capability into the OS.

1225.10.2012 16:08

With windose 8 your going to need an explorer app, taskbar app and desktop app. Tho the upside it can't crash as much as explorer dose on win7...heheheheehe


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1325.10.2012 17:47

idiots

1425.10.2012 17:59

Can't believe the negative response to Win8 here ...

I really hope the launch goes really well and is adopted by the majority of people because this is definitely a huge leap forward for the entire IT industry and will branch into bigger and better things in the future!

1525.10.2012 18:21

I don't like Win 8 GUI. Maybe if they change that in the future i would upgrade. Anyway i think is too son to Microsoft release a new OS when 7 is doing good.

1628.10.2012 3:08

Classic Shell

for those who do not like or care for the metro UI

1728.10.2012 7:39

Originally posted by noprob_01:
Classic Shell

for those who do not like or care for the metro UI
Right, but the users shouldn't have to do this - Microsoft should have an option built-in for this for desktop computers.

Forcing desktop users to use a tablet interface is just wrong, IMO.

1829.10.2012 18:41

I have windows 7 and i'm happy with it.
As for windows 8 I will not buy it or a windows 8 phone as I don't like the look of it,(Yes I know never judge a book by it's cover)but the whole layout just looks cheap and low tech and puts me off.

1929.10.2012 18:43

Originally posted by shadow758:
I have windows 7 and i'm happy with it.
As for windows 8 I will not buy it or a windows 8 phone as I don't like the look of it,(Yes I know never judge a book by it's cover)but the whole layout just looks cheap and low tech and puts me off.
I really see no reason to upgrade - or to ever use it on a desktop PC.

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