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Windows 7 to not get a Service Pack 2, if current plans hold constant

Microsoft does not currently have plans to release a second service pack for Windows 7.

Published Wed, Oct 24 2012 4:30 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:26 PM CST

Currently, it would appear that Microsoft does not have any plans to release a second service pack for their widely popular operating system, Windows 7. XP, on the other hand, received three such service packs, and has lasted longer than any other Microsoft Windows operating system.

Windows 7 to not get a Service Pack 2, if current plans hold constant | TweakTown.com

People close to Microsoft's sustained engineering team, the team who would be responsible for building and releasing a service pack, confirm that there are no plans for a second service pack. This breaks the cycle that Microsoft has traditionally kept in regards to updating the Windows operating system.

It's likely that Microsoft is doing this in part to drive people to Windows 8. It also takes time and effort to build these service packs, time and effort that could be going into Windows 8, or even 9. Monthly updates will continue to be pushed out. Users will just have to individually update all of the security updates, which is a hassle, but can be done.

NEWS SOURCE:theregister.co.uk

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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