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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 2011 – and would put end of life at January 2020 (2020 comes from http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Windows+7 )

The decision not to release a second service pack for Windows 7 comes just at the time when Microsoft would typically be preparing to release the pack.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/24/no_windows_7_sp2/
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Kind of sucks that Microsoft isn't doing this because there are so many updates to install when you newly install Windows 7. Guess this is their way of saying "get windows 8?"
Edited by zephiK - 10/24/12 at 1:29pm
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Yea..they are lazy and want everyone to go to 8...
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Yea..they are lazy and want everyone to go to 8...

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What difference does it make whether they release a large Service Pack rather than release a few small updates, if the small updates are the same crap you would get IN the supposed Service Pack?
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No, it means that they don't need a SP tongue.gif.
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Oooooooor maybe there's nothing wrong with Windows 7 that would necessitate a Service Pack? rolleyes.gif
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What difference does it make whether they release a large Service Pack rather than release a few small updates, if the small updates are the same crap you would get IN the supposed Service Pack?
Because the Service Pack can be integrated within the ISO image. So if you reformat, there is WAY less downloading + applying of updates via Windows Update. Convenience.

If it makes you any happier, Windows Vista got a SP2
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What difference does it make whether they release a large Service Pack rather than release a few small updates, if the small updates are the same crap you would get IN the supposed Service Pack?
Because the Service Pack can be integrated within the ISO image. So if you reformat, there is WAY less downloading + applying of updates via Windows Update. Convenience.

If it makes you any happier, Windows Vista got a SP2

If you're talking about slipstreaming a custom ISO, you can do that with any and all other updates, can't you?
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Because the Service Pack can be integrated within the ISO image. So if you reformat, there is WAY less downloading + applying of updates via Windows Update. Convenience.

Yup. Having a Windows 7 SP2 Technet .iso would be so much better than the current Windows 7 SP1 TechNet .iso. My last reinstall needed something like 80 updates downloaded and installed through Windows Update which took the better part of 2 hours.
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What difference does it make whether they release a large Service Pack rather than release a few small updates, if the small updates are the same crap you would get IN the supposed Service Pack?

Because if you wanted to integrate the service pack into the installation before deploying it on multiple systems? just a thought...
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Edited by Stealth Pyros - 10/24/12 at 1:12pm
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