This company got very busy with their platform. First, they announced they will be releasing updates for their Windows phones in the next 18 months, and now when Microsoft slowly approaches to their deadline for ending the free support for Windows 7, they said that the company is starting to push SP1 update to Windows 7 users which will be automatically installed through the Windows update.
The Blog post that was published yesterday:
“Starting tomorrow, the installation will be fully automatic with no user action required for those who already have Automatic Update enabled. SP1 will be released gradually over the coming weeks to all customers on the RTM version of Windows 7. The service pack will take slightly longer to install compared to other updates. To ensure Service Pack 1 is installed without issue, customers should check for sufficient free disk space and that AC power is present on a laptop.”
So, according to this blog if you are a RTM powered user with enabled Automatic Updates, today you will receive Windows SP1 update.
This automatic update will be installed only to Windows 7 PCs which aren’t managed by the System Center Configuration manager or WSUS. Some programmers blocked this automatic installation of the SP1 until they test it just to see if this new update will meet their criteria. Windows 7 RTM (“release to manufacturing”) will not be supported right after April 9 according to the Microsoft Series blog. This might be the only service pack update we can get for this Windows 7 RTM. But Windows 7 SP1 (free) version support will continue to get updates until January 13 2015 and for the paid support for the SP1 version will be available until January 14, 2020.
This service pack 1 was released in February two years ago, but many customers complained about crashes and freezes of their computer after the update.
Last week, Microsoft has released Windows 7 hot-fix rollup which everyone treated it like SP2. Well it’s not, but it’s really close to it. This update includes 90 released hot fixes. As we said earlier this is not the only support period that will end. The company announced that the support period for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 will end in July 2014 and September.
As we can see Microsoft is fired up with different updates and they are releasing them one by one. And that is a good thing to do, because this old versions that we are working on need some refreshments.