Is the release date of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 close? According to Rafael Rivera it will be soon. Public beta testing for Service Pack 1 will begin shortly, but when does RTM come out?
- Update 2013: We’re currently waiting for Service Pack 2 - Service Pack 1 is now available
Rafael found a registrykey after the last Windows update that is required to downlod the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 beta. So, if you want to download the beta in the next few days, you should first update Windows 7.
Reasons for a Service Pack? Many companies still tend to wait for a “patched” Windows before they migrate to a new Windows. It makes them feel more secure. We will soon know what exactly they are going to update and fix when they release the Service Pack for public beta testing.
Scheduled Release Date
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta is scheduled to go public in January 2011 and the RTM is scheduled for summer 2011 (june,july).
Update: Windows 7 SP1 RC can now be downloaded – RTM soon
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Download
You will be able to download the Service Pack from here as soon as the beta will be available this month.