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when Windows 7 SP1 is officially released ?

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hello guys...

title says it all... I am asking about the official date release of the first SP of Windows 7, that I don't want to download the leaked one, that's supposed to be the final RTM pack, I want to download it from Microsoft or CNET download at least...

Softpedia had it for a while, then removed it under a request from Microsoft, the thing that made me suspect the leaked pack.

so do you guys know any official date for it ?

thanks.
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post #2 of 7
MS officially said 1st quarter 2011, so any day between now and the end of March, though it could be any day MS wishes to release it.
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what will it fix?

I've already gotten a ton of updates for my windows 7 machines. a service pack won't fix much more.
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post #4 of 7
There's a lot of fixes (many of which, the most important ones generally, have already been delivered via windows update), but the majority of them are edge cases which will not affect Most of us on a day-to-day basis.
There was a thread a day or so ago with a guy asking about this, and he benched before and after applying sp1 and there was virtually nil difference (+/- standard deviations) in 06/vantage/11.
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It's going to be a while.It will add quite a few updates not already available and will add some new functions.Not really a big deal.Some users claiming it increased there boot times.
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what will it fix?

I've already gotten a ton of updates for my windows 7 machines. a service pack won't fix much more.
I think I've decided it doesn't matter if it's just a "wrap up of existing updates" as eventually "support for Windows 7 pre-SP1 will be dropped" as the official tag line goes (XP pre-sp3 for instance is being dropped if it hasn't been already, as Vista pre-sp2 will soon be as well). So I'd say wait a month or two after the release for horrid surprises to be found and inflicted on the early adopters and install it...kind of inevitable anyway. Right...?
 
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post #7 of 7
I don't think we really need more updates for Windows 7.
Unless it has more drivers.
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