If you’re familiar with Microsoft’s release cycle you would have guessed by now that Windows 7 like its predecessor will have some major updates in the near future. But unlike Microsoft’s previous OS’s Windows 7 is pretty stable out of the box. So, what is Microsoft planning in the latest service pack?
Well, one can only speculate about what they will add or remove but rest assured you will see plenty of bug fixes and security updates. If you’re keeping your version of Windows 7 updated then I don’t think you will see a larger download foot print. According to techie-buzz.com the Service Pack size is around 150mb. But that’s just the start.
Let’s get down to business:
- Hopefully the new Service Pack will add support for latest hardware and some much needed optimization in the hardware performance department.
- We will see some major boost in terms of performance and stability.
- They will address some licensing flaws and I think they just might block the pirated copies.
- We might see some new enhancement in the multimedia department which does include support for broader range of codecs and more support for streaming content.
- They might add strict content protection for Windows Media Center and I hope they add support for 3D. (not likely)
That’s just about it. But don’t feel depressed this is only a speculation who knows what they will add. One can only hope they will think about the customers this time and make the OS more stable and fast.
So, when does this Service Pack actually come out? Well, I will be honest with you. It could come in July 2010 or Jan 2011. So, far no one knows. But I think they might release the beta version in July 2010 to match with expiration of Windows 7 RC.