Rumour: Windows 7 SP1 Beta to Be Released in January 2010

Windows-7-Service-Pack-1 Windows 7 is out. But, that doesn’t mean that Microsoft can start relaxing. A lot of corporates tend to wait for the first service pack before upgrading to the latest Windows operating system. So, it’s no wonder that Microsoft likes to start working on the service pack, immediately after finishing an Operating system., which became notorious for leaking Windows 7 internal builds, is now reporting that Microsoft is planning on releasing the first beta of Windows 7 SP1 in January, 2010. If this is indeed true, then it would mean a gap of about 6 months between the RTM (which was finalised on July 22nd, 2009) and the service pack. This may appear to be too soon, but keep in mind that Windows 7 SP1 has already been spotted in the wild.

According to Wzor, Microsoft plans on releasing two beta builds and two release candidate (RC) builds for Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Windows 7 SP1 should be ready for OEMs by the summer (June-August) and would be available to end users by autumn (September-November).

via Neowin

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  • They sure don’t waste any time! Windows 7 has just been released and already there is a Service PAck in the offing. I’ll wait until the service pack is out before even considering switching over from my trusty old XP. It does the job at present, pretty much hassle free, so why change just for the sake of changing?

    • Jay

      There is nothing forcing you to change, but like you, I didn’t want to leave XP. Firstly, my laptop wasn’t the best spec for Vista, so I ignored it completely. I have followed the making of 7 for a while now, and was so intruiged that I tried it. Trust me, this OS is so much more efficient than XP – it even runs faster! This is because of a better RAM allocation design. It is fantastic.

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