Report: Windows 7 SP1 Coming Summer/Fall 2010

Despite being officially on sale for less than two weeks, Windows 7's been done for months now. And those same Windows developers has been working on the next evolution of the OS. Yes, there will be a Windows 8, but before that there needs to be maintenance for all the current Windows users.

While Microsoft hasn't said anything yet about the first Service Pack for Windows 7, it's an inevitability. Russian site Wzor has information that points to the first beta of Windows 7 SP1 hitting around January 2010. Allegedly, the release schedule for SP1 will include two betas and two release candidates.

According to Neowin, Wzor believes that OEMs will have SP1 during the summer months and end users will be able to install it in the fall.

The first service pack for any Windows OS is significant as that's when many IT departments and some users choose to take the plunge. This blog on InformationWeek urges those who want a new Windows to consider jumping sooner rather than later. Would you agree?

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • pbrigido
  • the_one111
  • pbrigido
    This really can't come as a surprise to anyone. Microsoft typically releases SPs within a year of the release of a new OS.

    For now, I'll just enjoy the hell out of my Win7.
  • jacobdrj
    Would the reinitialize features they removed from the beta?
    Will it make Crysis play better?
  • 505090
    every generation of windows the first sp comes out sooner, it's going to start being a lot less significant than it was.
  • jonpaul37
    Windows 7 really doesn't need SP1 to get people to cross-over, they did that with the release canidate, i'm running it right now, it's good until August 2010 AND i have a copy of WIN 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have loved it ever since i installed it clean over my XP 64-bit setup.

    Win 7 is for real
  • ssalim
    So soon?
  • cyberkuberiah
    i rather wonder what directx 12 would bring to the table , as history is shown both cpus and gpus that feature set is more important than clock speed in progress .
  • precariousgray
    I wonder if I'll be able to disable taskbar thumbnails in SP1. Probably not.
  • jellico
    "Yes, there will be a Windows 8..."

    File that one under NO DUH! Seriously, is there any doubt that there will be many iterations of Windows yet to come? As Hawkeye Pierce once said in an episode of MASH, "You needn't state the incredibly obvious; the merely obvious will suffice."