Posts Tagged ‘service pack’

Latest Windows 10 Insider Build Fixes Start Menu, Search and Other Issues

Monday, September 21st, 2015

I’m so old, that I can remember when Microsoft used to fix these kinds of problems before they released new software to consumers …

Microsoft continues its work on Windows 10 and has just released a new build to the Fast Ring channel. The company has changed how operating system updates are created and deployed significantly with the release of Windows 10. Instead of releasing big Service Pack or Feature updates, it is pushing out smaller updates to select channels.


First Windows 7 Version Nearing its End of Support Date

Friday, February 15th, 2013

If you’re still running Windows 7 (like most of the rest of the world) you might want to check this out …

Microsoft released the Windows 7 operating system in October 2009, roughly three and a half years have passed since then and it may come as a surprise to many that the first Windows 7 product is nearing its end of support date already. In fact, its support date ends before Windows XP support will end. How this can be? Lets find out.


Windows XP Now Has Less than 800 Days of Support Left

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I know a lot of people who are still using XP; it looks like they’ve now got a little less than three years to move on to another operating system …

It seems like just a short while ago that I was writing about how Windows XP had just 1,000 days of support left but now that number is down to under 800!  Microsoft reminded us of this on the weekend with a blog post encouraging companies to migrate to Windows 7 as soon as possible saying “It takes 18-24 months to plan for and deploy a new operating system.”


Troubleshooting if Windows 7 Update Fails

Friday, February 25th, 2011

If you’re having troubles with the SP1 update for Windows 7, this might be helpful …

What can you do if the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Update fails? The answer depends largely on the error code that you see directly on the screen or in the Windows event log. Regardless of that code, it is still possible to try two generic fixes before you try to find a solution for the specific error messages.


Windows 7 Service Pack Update Downloads Live

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

It looks like the first Windows 7 service pack is available now …

Microsoft has just released the first service pack for the Windows 7 operating system. The update, which has been made available earlier this month to OEM partners and MSDN and Technet subscribers is now available for all Windows 7 users.


Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidates Officially Available

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Here’s how to get a sneak peek at Windows’ upcoming SP1 release (that is, if you haven’t already got it.)

Microsoft is now offering official downloads for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 release candidates, after both release candidates leaked to the Internet earlier on this week.


Windows 7 SP1 Beta Downloads

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Here’s the first service pack for Windows 7 … complete with uninstallation instructions too.

Microsoft has just released the official beta version of the upcoming first service pack for Windows 7. The beta version, unlike previous builds of the service pack 1, is available publicly. Home users who want to download the beta version need to register at the Evaluation Center before being able to do so.

Service Pack 1 Beta is made only available for IT Professionals and Developers, it is therefor required to pick an IT or developer related occupation in the questionnaire during registration.