Windows 7 SP1 Beta Now Ready for Public Testing

Windows 7 was the most widely beta tested operating system to date. Rather than breaking that trend, Microsoft is following the same route now with the beta versions of the first service pack.

Available today for those feeling adventurous in trying out unfinished software, Windows 7 SP1 is a collection of updates already available through Windows Update and additional hotfixes.

Also available today is the SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2, but with the SP1 comes additional features and richness to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Grab the download here – but remember, this is unfinished software that should not be run on primary computers or machines with valuable data on them. The final release is scheduled for the first half of 2011.

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  • the final release is scheduled for the first half of 2011, sad.
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  • Whats even more sad is the fact that they are just now releasing SP1 BETA and have already announced development of Windows8 or whatever it is to be named. Does anyone else believe this is a waste of time, if there is already a new OS in development?
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  • maxiimWhats even more sad is the fact that they are just now releasing SP1 BETA and have already announced development of Windows8 or whatever it is to be named. Does anyone else believe this is a waste of time, if there is already a new OS in development?


    Nope. Not everyone is going to jump ship when ever the new OS comes out and I bet some of those people would like for MS to continue supporting win7.
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