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Will Windows 7 ever see a Service Pack 2 update like XP got before Vista came out?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Phusius, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Phusius

    Phusius New Member

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    Just wondering, since Win 8 is coming out soon and I have no intention of upgrading. Be nice if Microsoft still gives a nice large update again.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Most likely... There is no date though.
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    I dunno, they only release Service Packs when there is something big they want to change. Windows 8 represents that "something big."

    If there is a Service Pack 2 coming, there's nothing online about it so it probably wouldn't happen until at least 2013.
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    XP didn't get its SP4, Vista didn't get its SP3. Most likely 7 won't have SP2. They're too busy with 8, plus they already have something for Windows 9.

    Windows 7 SP1 wasn't anything special anyway (mostly Tuesday patches/fixes).
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    SP3 for XP was released more than a year after Vista came out. It'll probably depend on how well Win8 does.
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    Yea because God forbid they ever fix anything "before" they move onto the next thing.. Win 7 still has browser and video issues that are unacceptable from what I have seen.
    Me pay for win 8? Not even.. Just end up with another unfinished, unpolished turd of an OS..
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    What browser and video issues?
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    Same as I've always had..lol.. Sometimes firefox bluescreens on 1st load.. sometimes flash crashes and stalls, plays badly in general, runs waay to heavy on resources.. I swear I had better video performance on XP.. No joke..
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    So you have a bunch of problems with buggy 3rd part apps and want to blame Windows...gotcha.
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    Win 8 is service pack 2 ;)
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    No its not. Since when has a Service pack ever brought a complete GUI overall?
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    Jesus christ the amount of ego's on this site now baffles me, take a joke will ya:mad:
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    *WHOOOSH

    That's the sound of that one going right over nvidiaintelftw's head.
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    :)

    better believe it. ;)
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    TO be fair it's extremely hard to tell when people are joking.
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    Sometimes yeah it can be difficult. But in this case he even winked after the statement ;) and it sounded like sarcasm.

    There should be a font or something that sarcastic remarks are written in so we know for sure ;)
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  17. Lionheart

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    Now that I look back on it you're right...:cry:

    forgiveness.....:eek:

    True, that's why I add emoticons but still hard to tell:toast:

    Thanking you:respect: & I agree:)
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    Oh I do. The irony of the whole matter is it's hard for me to take someone with a username like yours seriously :laugh:

    That's relative and subjective to whether you have a sense of humor or not. We won't get into culture differences tho :eek:

    I know. But I'm probably biased, too.

    Emoticons do not substitute for a lack of a sense of humor - they are simply an intensifier (ie: smurf all of you smurfing smurfs) - nor do they alleviate one's own insecurities on said lack of humor. I could be reading too far on it, but I smurfing doubt it :cool:
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    have you tried turning off GPU acceleration in FF? try this


    I have a similar issue with IE.


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    i don't think win 7 will get a SP2 as currently there isn't anything wrong with win 7. no reports of any kind of strange issues or that the OS itself isn't stable
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    Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX are completely new in Service Pack 1. They were not released as a separate download ever. Both changed significant hardware stacks.

    Remember, Service Packs are mostly for the corporate environment to make IT's life easier. They mostly only include the updates corporations require in their clients/servers.

    From Notable Changes in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.doc.


    WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2:
    -Dynamic memory for Hyper-V (allows the host machine to pool memory and send it to the virtual machine that needs it most)

    -Microsoft RemoteFX (allows graphics-intense applications to be virtualized)

    -Enhancements to scalability and high availability when using DirectAccess

    -Support for Managed Service Accounts (MSAs) in secure branch office scenarios

    -Support for increased volume of authentication traffic on domain controllers connected to high-latency networks

    -Enhancements to Failover Clustering with Storage


    WINDOWS 7:
    -Additional support for communication with third-party federation services

    -Improved HDMI audio device performance

    -Corrected behavior when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents


    BOTH:
    -Change to behavior of “Restore previous folders at logon” functionality

    -Enhanced support for additional identities in RRAS and IPsec

    -Support for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)

    -Improved Support for Advanced Format (512e) Storage Devices
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    Gosh. Don't spread false information. Microsoft RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory were introduced for Win2k8r2 sp1, not for 7 sp1.

    And anyway Microsoft RemoteFX for Windows 2008 R2 is totally unnecessary. In most cases users don't "NEED" to be able to go to youtube or some other media-rich sites at their terminals. Why would anyone on Earth waste their servers' resources at "Charlie Bit My Finger" or "Rickroll".
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    Nearly 50% of the posts in this thread is not about the thread topic. Including this one. :roll:

    Just sayin...
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I'm pretty sure he meant it was new for Windows 7.
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    Re-read my post then. It was impleneted for Windows 2008 R2 not Windows 7. *le sigh*

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