RicaNeaga Posted October 26, 2012 Share Posted October 26, 2012 Things are getting almost official, and the rumours are intensifying. Read more here - Microsoft has no plans for a second Windows 7 Service Pack.Sources close to Microsoft's sustained engineering team, which builds and releases service packs, have told The Register there are no plans for a second Windows 7 SP – breaking precedent on the normal cycle of updating Windows.Instead, Microsoft will keep updating Windows 7 using patches released each month until support for Windows 7 comes to an end. That date is currently slated for 24 months after the most current SP – that’s SP1, which was released in February 2011Service packs are a pain for Microsoft, because they divert engineers’ time and budget from building new versions of Windows. In this case, the anticipation for Windows 7’s SP2 comes around the same time as the launch of Windows 8, out later this week. Also, by ending SPs, Microsoft could be pushing customers towards the completely new Windows 8.It's a pity / shamefully Microsoft has this strategy. However upgrade prices are the lowest in Microsoft history - see here - 40$ for upgrading from XP, Vista and 7, and also 15$ for PCs bought with 7 after june 2012. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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