Windows 7 SP2?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by slayermbm, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. slayermbm

    slayermbm MDL Novice

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    Hey guys, not sure if this really needs a new thread, but any of you got information about a possible Windows 7 SP2 release? Is it going to happen? Thanks in advance :D.
     
  2. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I think I read that it most definitely should not be out in 2012. Only around first/second quarter of 2013.
    Windows 7 users will get shafted as are Vista users.
    What to say of Office 2010. The post SP1 updates now number more than 33-35 and run into around 800 MB for x64.
     
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  3. Q9650

    Q9650 MDL Member

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    win7 sp2 will happen in 2013 :rolleyes:
     
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  4. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Windows 7 never really needs sp2 like what vista needed it.

    But when it comes next year or when ever at least win7 are not obsessed with the fixes liek we where with vista. win7 works well now.
     
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  5. McRip

    McRip MDL Addicted

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    #6 McRip, Aug 2, 2012
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    We need SP2. Do you know how much work it is to differ all the hotfixes from each other? LOOOL:aglerks:
     
  6. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    What exactly are you expecting SP2 to provide that we don't already have? Just a bit curious.
     
  7. remzicavdar

    remzicavdar MDL Novice

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    If you instal Windows 7 again you don't have to install 100 updates again:aglerks::aglerks:
     
  8. digital john

    digital john MDL Senior Member

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    Mcrip,
    windows 8 is now rtm, so are u updating them as well?
     
  9. McRip

    McRip MDL Addicted

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    Yes. When the first hotfix will be online the website for win8 then goes RTM.
     
  10. compstuff

    compstuff MDL Senior Member

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    I am installing over 300 so yes SP2 will be more than welcome

     
  11. remzicavdar

    remzicavdar MDL Novice

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    Ya how sooner how better, because sometimes I must install Windows 7 again and I don't want to install over 100 updates after!!!:waycon1::aglerks:
     
  12. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Easier for me 'cause I built a WSUS, but still, it takes a ridiculous amount of time for all the updates to install on a new build. At least I'm not waiting for the download.
     
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  13. PointZero

    PointZero MDL Expert

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    acrsn, compstuff is counting updates and hotfixes (all post-SP1). The hotfixes will also be included in SP2. I've got 364 total installed, and that's not even all that is available.

    Here is where to get them all: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/19461
     
  14. slayermbm

    slayermbm MDL Novice

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    Well, thanks everyone. Depending on the sales of WIN8 (I believe it will flop), maybe M$ will reconsider launching SP2 sooner :p.
     
  15. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    If Windows 8 does flop for desktop/laptop use, it will be because of the UI being targetted at small touchscreens. If it does flop, Windows 7 SP2 will probably be artificially delayed (even if for a couple of months) so that Windows 8 SP1 (or an update) improves upon the interface. In other words, probably making a desktop/laptop more like the Windows 7 UI. Microsoft opted for a one size fits all with the UI, hoping to make craploads of money off the metro 'apps' through the requirement of some of the cost (30 percent before $25,000, 20 percent after, or something very close to that) goes to Microsoft's profits and not the app maker.

    The app store concept is the sole reason why Windows 8 is being offered as a cheap upgrade, Microsoft thinks they will more than make up for the difference in profits through app sales. Although I disagree with the UI of Windows 8, if it can be activated I will be using it, but only after doing several customisations to it so it is more suited to a desktop environment.