Details Of Windows 7 SP1 Start To Emerge

It seems that Microsoft is working hard on getting the first service pack for Windows 7 out the door. Today there have been plenty of rumors going around the web, hinting at what could be in the first SP1 for Windows 7. According to sources at Microsoft, a preliminary version of SP1 will be in June 2010 and will be accessible only to testers, whereas the final version is expected by September 2010.

So what will be in the first service pack released by the guys over at Redmond? Well for a start, all the patches and updates the Microsoft have released up to the release date will automatically be included in it and maybe the odd tweak here and there based on feedback, don’t expect many major UI changes, it will be more than likely under the hood stuff.

SP1 is also said to be bringing in new support for hardware, including support for USB 3.0 and improved Bluetooth support as well as support for Wi-Fi Stacks. However according to IT Chuiko,some entirely new features that should raise the popularity of this operating system in the business sector.

But really that’s about all we know at this stage, one thing we pretty much know for certain is that SP1 is on the way and reports have emerged that some build numbers have been spotted with SP1. But does Microsoft really need a service pack for Windows 7 already? I don’t think so, but perhaps Microsoft are pushing ahead with the first service pack for a reason.

Many businesses and companies regularly wait for the first service pack, or sometimes even the second before they decide to upgrade to a new operating system. Perhaps Microsoft is pushing ahead with SP1 to encourage these businesses to make the switch to Windows 7 as soon as possible?

Let us know what you think in the comments

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10 Responses to Details Of Windows 7 SP1 Start To Emerge

  1. jotin January 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    blu ray support maybe??

  2. Gavin January 14, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    blu ray already supported seen vista sp2

  3. keno January 15, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    i think its a good arketing strategy that they are pushing out sp1 so soon, windows 7 has already be recieved by many however this will only boat market share ratio as it will provide a sense of security for businesses… in other words the icing on the cake allowing/persuading them to switch

  4. Jonathan Chery January 15, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    Microsoft are really on top their game right now. They had make it up for Vista, With W7 already stable; SP1 will only make it better.

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    Jonathan Chery
    triple-cs.net
    A+

  5. andor9x January 15, 2010 at 4:03 am #

    woop USB 3.0 support

    this may be a small service pack

  6. Jotin January 15, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    @ Gavin… Yeah, Vista SP2 does… not W7… And even with the support vista has now its not full support.

  7. Omoronovo January 15, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    If that timeline is correct, then the SP1 drop will be about 14 months after Windows 7 RTM – that’s almost bang-average for SP1 releases. I don’t think they are rushing anything, they could if they wanted to, but considering how few patches Windows 7 has had in the 6 months or so since RTM, it wouldn’t really be worthwhile – SP1 isnt just about implementing new hardware support (usb 3, etc), but also about bringign all the past patches into one patch. As it stands, there haven’t really been enough to warrant a service pack – if this keeps up, this might be the smallest service pack in a long time.

  8. DanielRemains January 16, 2010 at 3:06 am #

    Just to inform everyone I found a ‘Pre-SP1′ thing on the net and it was kist a program made by ‘KM-Software’.. Do not download it!

  9. DanielRemains January 16, 2010 at 3:07 am #

    err.. just*

  10. Anonymous January 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    Just making the Poor, Rural, Dial up users mad again.

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