Windows 7 Not Getting a Service Pack 2

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Perhaps serving as further proof that Microsoft is supremely confident in Windows 8 and expects nothing less than for it to be a raging success, it's being reported that Windows 7 will not see a second Service Pack. Windows 7 proponents will be quick to point out that their OS of choice hardly needs one, and while there might be some truth to that, it's still an unusual move to stop after SP1.

It took three years for Microsoft to release an SP2 update for Windows XP. As of this month, it's been three years since the release of Windows 7 in October 2009 and there doesn't appear to another Service Pack in sight. And while not confirmed, The Register claims to have received word from sources close to Microsoft's sustained engineering team, which builds and releases Service Pack updates.

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Service Packs are handy because they contain numerous security and performance updates all rolled into one, saving IT managers and home consumers time when it comes to patching up Windows and making sure they're up to date. On Microsoft's end, putting together Service Pack releases is both expensive and time consuming, which could be the other motivating factor in not releasing an SP2 update for Windows 7.
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My PC had Windows 7 pro with Service Pack 1 that i bought from bit over 1 year ago. I always keep Windows 7 updated and make sure everything going smooth. I dont have any problem with it.

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RWilliams replied on Wed, Oct 24 2012 3:31 PM

The final SP for both XP and Vista consisted mostly of bug fixes that could otherwise be downloaded through Windows Update. I suspect if we did have an SP2 for 7, it'd be no different.

I'm fine with there being no SP2 release.

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realneil replied on Wed, Oct 24 2012 8:03 PM

They don't want people to continue to use Win-7, so they will stop support in the form of service packs.

Using Windows update is going to be good enough as long as they continue to properly release updates for Win-7 in the face of ~projected~ crappy Win-8 sales.

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philg replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 7:14 AM

I have a old problem which I can't seem to find a fix for. I have Windows 7 Professional. I have a program called CutePDF Writer which I use to save articles I find in Russian. I have cut and pasted the titles of the articles into the filename line on the dialog box for the Cute PDF Writer print / save box. The file seems to save, but afterwards it is not there.

I suspect that the Cyrilic font I used is not supported by Windows 7 as the issue is that the files don't show in Windows Explorer in the directory I saved them to. I'd bet this is not only a problem for Cyrillic but probably many nonLatinic alphabets/ fonts. I've looked in vain on English and Russian websites, MS and others.

Earlier I had Windows Multilingual User Interface with XP. I was hoping to find such a thing for Win 7 Pro hoping it would solve my problem, but there is only Win 7 Embedded Standard MUI.

Does anybody have any insight into this problem?


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philg replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 7:17 AM

Sorry that comment copied twice. I have Win 7 Pro 64 bit

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