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reinstalling this os takes me 3 hours just because of the volume of updates there are. With a service pack i don't have to wait as long.
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Originally Posted by zinfinion View Post

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.
Then when you install Microsoft Office, here's another 25-40 updates. Fun fun smile.gif
I have a really fast computer and internet speed. It's just annoying when it takes its sweet time updating so many things after another. It goes by relatively fast but still would be more convenient if they just provided a SP2 if they're going to have extended support for W7 until 2020.

Giving W7 the backseat when it comes to support just to gain the majority numbers for Windows 8 x_x
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Because if you wanted to slipstream the service pack into the installation before deploying it on multiple systems? just a thought...

And instead of dealing with 200 separate updates, it's just one service pack.
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"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."

Math?
     
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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.

 

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Then when you install Microsoft Office, here's another 25-40 updates. Fun fun smile.gif

Not to mention .NET Framework 4, haha.
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You can slipstream regular updates into an iso.
    
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"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."
Math?
If you clicked on the link in the article, it goes to Microsoft's webpage.
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Windows+7
There are three cycles: Lifecycle Start Date --- Mainstream Support End Date --- Extended Support End Date
post #19 of 193
Someone will create an unofficial service pack anyways, just like Windows 98 2.1a was, so there's really no big deal.
Edited by aweir - 10/24/12 at 1:16pm
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First world problems.

Seriously, is there really a necessity to complain about this?
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