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Is Windows 7 SP1 already being worked on?

If you were developing one of the most talked about pieces of software in the past decade and testing of your release candidate was going pretty well, what would you do next? Why, you'd start working on the first service pack for your as-yet-unfinished operating system! No, that doesn't make a lot of sense. You be the judge. According to information from Winfuture.de and Wzor.net - the Russian...

Ask DLS: Vista SP2 Beta released: Does the public care?

While most people probably don't care what Microsoft does to patch or improve Windows Vista any more, Service Pack 2 is now available to Technet and MSDN subscribers and is slated for public release on December 4th. Could SP2 actually take care of some of the irritations that have plagued other Vista users? Perhaps more importantly, does anyone really care? Vista has been taking such a beating in...

Microsoft releases Windows XP SP3 RC2

Microsoft has released Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 2 to the general public. For the last few weeks the latest pre-release version of SP3 was only available to about 15,000 beta testers. But now you can download the update from Microsoft's servers using Windows Update. You'll need to run a script that will add a key to your Windows registry allowing you to download SP3 RC2. This...

Windows Vista SP1 final build coming in February?

Release candidates of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 have been available for a couple of months. But if you've been holding off on updating your Vista system until SP1 gets the official Microsoft seal of approval, it looks like you may not have to wait much longer. There's a rumor going around that Microsoft is set to release Vista SP1 on February 15th. This shouldn't come as a huge shock....

Download Windows XP SP3 Release Candidate

It doesn't look like there's an official download page yet, but as of this afternoon, we've found several ways to download the release candidate of Windows XP Service Pack 3. We can't say for certain, but this looks to us like the real deal. First up, some members of the WinMatrix forum have posted a download link that seems to come straight from Microsoft's servers. In the event that this link...

Microsoft Office SP1 available for download

Microsoft is releasing Office 2007 Service Pack 1 today. You should theoretically be able to download it from Microsoft's site, although the download link wasn't working properly this morning. Sometime in the next 3-6 months Microsoft will push SP1 through Windows Update. Office 2007 SP1 packs a bunch of bug fixes, including the infamous Excel calculation bug. Of course, that bug was already...

How to opt out of Windows Vista SP1

While most Windows Vista users we know can't wait to get their hands on Service Pack 1 in the hopes of improving stability, reliability and performance, some people might want to hold off on updating their computers. For example, company IT managers who aren't looking forward to deploying an update that could mess up some of the software on hundreds of machines. So Microsoft has issued a tool that...

Windows Vista SP1 RC could go public in mid-December

While Microsoft doesn't plan to release the final version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 until early next year, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reports that you may be able to get your hands on the release candidate of SP1 in just a few weeks. Foley's sources tell her that Microsoft will be sending out the SP1 RC to beta testers next week with a public release available in mid-December. Of course, while a...

Windows Vista SP1 released to small group of beta testers

As expected, the Microsoft Windows Vista Team has released an early version of Vista Service Pack 1 to a selected group of testers. Brandon LeBlanc at the Windows Vista Blog has been running SP1 for a little while already and shares these thoughts: The update will show up through Windows Update, and will show a size range from 51MB to 680MB. Because the update includes a number of hotfixes...