Windows 7 Service Pack 1 To Include “Minor” Updates

In a posting on the Windows Team Blog that appeared yesterday, Microsoft said that Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 will include only “minor” updates. What does that mean? I’ll let them tell you:

For Windows 7, SP1 includes only minor updates, among which are previous updates that are already delivered through Windows Update. SP1 for Windows 7 will, however, deliver an updated Remote Desktop client that takes advantage of RemoteFX introduced in the server-side with SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2.

That does sound minor as there’s really nothing earth shattering here. I guess that it’s a sign that Windows 7 is pretty stable, which I would say that it is. That’s actually a good thing as it helps to reverse the perception that this is the “son of Vista.” That in turn will drive adoption of Windows 7, which means more money for Microsoft and a better public image. So it’s all good for them.

I guess the next question is when will it be released. Here’s what Microsoft said:

We’re not yet announcing a beta or release timeline for SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 today. Once SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is released, the service pack will be delivered through Windows Update and be available on Microsoft Download Center for download as well.

I guess that means that you’ll have to be patient for a little while yet.

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