We reported early
last month that a public beta of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
was on the way. Microsoft has stuck to that timetable and the public
beta can now be downloaded.
"As Gavriella Schuster and I have
mentioned in previous blogs, SP1 for Windows 7 does not contain any
new features specific to Windows 7," said Microsoft's Brandon
LeBlanc on Blogging
Windows. "For Windows 7, SP1 is simply a combination of
updates already available through Windows Update and additional
hotfixes based on feedback by our customers and partners."
Although Leblanc states that no new
features are slated for Windows 7, numerous rumors peg improved
Bluetooth/Wi-Fi functionality and USB 3.0 support as being added to
You can download the public beta here.
quote: as an uncompensated beta tester, I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Popup edition for free. and just today I started backing stuff up for my periodic format, so this news couldnt have come at a better time for me :3
quote: you SHOULDN'T need to do periodic formats if you maintain a Windows7 system correctly
quote: Secondly, what popups are you talking about? Windows7 is very quiet, and doesn't bother you if you tell it not to.
quote: First off, Ultimate is a waste of money