Windows 7 Service Pack 2 Release Date

Windows 7 SP2 Logo We have some release date news for people who are looking forward to the next Windows 7 update, Windows 7 Service Pack 2. Well-known wzor not only gave us the release date for Windows 8, but also for Service Pack 2.

Possible Release Dates

According to wzor, Windows 7 Service Pack 2 is under heavy development since late 2010. The plans are to release Service Pack 2 in mid 2012, together with an update for Windows Server 2008.

  • Service Pack 2 Release Date: Approx. Mid-2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Date: Approx. Mid-2012

Windows 7 SP2 Changes (Speculation)

So far we have no information about possible changes in Windows 7 SP2. I am speculating here.

Considering a release date in mid 2012, I assume that Windows 7 SP2 could possibly add Kinect integration for Windows 7. Why do I speculate on that? Well, for starters, Microsoft is keen on making money and the Kinect is a pure 100% money machine. Secondly, some leaked Windows 8 documents show us the concept for a Windows 8 Instant-On mode powered by Kinect. Basically, the Kinect will allow facial recognition and will automatically log you into Windows 7 or Windows 8 when you enter the roon. For more infos and information about the leaked documents, check out the post over at Windows 8 Instant On via Kinect .

I speculate that this could be on their top-priority list and could also be developed for Windows 7 simultaneously. At least it would make sense to add some of the Windows 8 features to Windows 7, at least if Microsoft can make more money from it and the Kinect feature seems to be pretty lucrative from my PoV. Most new features obviously will be Windows 8 exclusive and will not be added to Windows 7.

This post will be updated when there are any new infos about possible Service Pack 2 changes.

Service Pack 2 Screenshots

Recently leaked documents show Windows 8 Build 7867, which was also shown at the CES earlier this year.

We don’t have any screenshots of Windows 7 Service Pack 2 yet. Here’s a leaked screenshot of build 7867, possibly a Windows 8 build.

Windows 7 Service Pack 2 Download

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16 Responses to Windows 7 Service Pack 2 Release Date

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    matt said:

    that pic is fake windows 8 has a pic in the bottom right corner

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    pankaj kumar said:

    I will be patient till it gets out for 8 is set to be released in may 24 2012 for everyone else who want to upgrade from windows 7 to 8 might use service pack 2 as a massive update to windows 8 and don’t need to install windows 8 legit copy they can upgrade 7 to 8

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    macpm said:

    it will be splendid to have a new windows OS that is Windows 8 i cant wait. Thanks to all Microsoft developers and teams for good work keep it up greeting to all

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Barry J said:

    any update to windows7 will be great any new features will be a bounus on top of what is already a really good OS.
    As for windows8 i will wait untill it is live and being used, before i decide i will see what early adopters think. I use a windows phone live tiles are great not interested in them on my desktop pleased you can use windows8 without them. (tried the beta)

    My system
    windows7 X64, 8gb DDR3, AMD phenom 955, GTX470 ,M4 128gb SSD and M4 64gb SSD and 2x Vertex 2 60 gb SSD

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Bill said:

    Hopefully, Windows 7 SP2 will allow me to access my Maxtor 500GB storage device I could access with another computer running XP. I’ve lots of data/pictures/documents thereon which I can’t get to with my HP running W7 Home Premium. Bummer.

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Charles Etheridge said:

    I know that W7 SP1 was released when W7 was fairly new. I’ve been greatly anticipating SP2 and it will be very interesting to see just what improvements that offers. I’ve been very happy with W7 Ultimate x64bit, to hte point thst I think that I’ll be able to leave W8 well enough alone, but the W7 PS@ ought to be worth waiting for.

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    dt said:

    We are at second half of 2012 and no sp2 release date….

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    krazispeed said:

    I have OCZ 240 GB sataIII SSD and AMD FX-8120 CPU, we need SP2 for the New amd CPUS which do not – I REPEAT DO NOT Function correctly in windows 7 at all???


    but windows 7 needs the win8 defrager/optimizer so that SSD’s can be properly optimized with out defragging them as that WILL destroy the ssd drive….. AMD FX series CPUS are in MAIJOR NEED OF a REAL FIX, because my amd fx system does not run right, with win 8 it did but i am not using and never will use windows 8 sorry M$ i do not like windows 8, just isnt the same with out the start menu too hard to fucking navigate i didnt like that at all im sticking with windowes 7

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    krazispeed said:



  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    vangaurd63 said:

    It is almost the end of August 2012, and still NO service pack 2 for Win 7….whats going on, or is this gonna be another Vista type of shambles.

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    GeeYouKnit said:

    Pretty sure it’s release is right around the corner in a month or so. Windows8 is about to drop so the 7 SP2 is definitely on the verge of coming out.

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    intelFanboy said:

    the AMD problem is…
    you guessed it

    A M D !!!!!!!!

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    intelFanboy said:

    ps dont seem like the i7 hexa-cores are having this problem

  14. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    mike50 said:

    krazispeed: you have to many programs all starting up and running when they should be set for manuel. i have a amd athlon64 and i dont have any problems.

  15. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Charles Etheridge said:

    So far I have been delighted with W7 Ultimate x64bit, and anyhting that SP2 adds will be so much gravy. i have an i7 – 930 w/ 12GB of RAM and 3TB Hard Drive capacity. Just upgraded to Nvidia (EGVA) GTX660 Ti Superclocked and its great. The rest of the system works perfectly so all I can say to the guy who has the aMD video card is that he made a serious mistake. My user satisfaction has no ratings lower than 7.5 other for HD data speed. I can seee absolutely no reason to even consider W8.

  16. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    kma said:

    The end of Feb of 2013 and no sight of Win 7 SP2 yet? WTF is going on Micrsoft? It was talked about in 2010 like this article like they already were working on it say 3 years ago and it was supposed to be released almost 9 months ago. What the hell man?

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