Windows® 7 Service Packs
Do you know what a service pack is? Is a service pack important for your computer? What are the service packs for Windows 7?
Service Pack is an assortment of different updates, fixes and patches, which is required to enhance the performance of software used in a computer like operating systems.
In other words, service pack acts as a vehicle for carrying the updates, which can fix the erroneous issues of the operating system and make it more accurate, reliable and secure. Apart from patches, sometimes, service packs also carry features, which are totally new and improve the usability of the Windows.
The general nomenclature for the service pack is SP1, SP2, SP3 and so on, where SP is an acronym for service pack and the numbers denote the increment in the version of the service pack. Each increased version carries higher updates and solutions than the previous versions. A service pack can carry the enhancements in cumulative form or incremental form. In cumulative form the latest service pack will contain all the updates that were present in the older version of service pack along with the new ones, whereas in incremental form, a service pack will contain only those enhancements, which were not included in the older versions.
Currently only one service pack, SP1, is being worked upon by Microsoft for the Windows 7 operating system, though a leaked unreleased version is available on some websites.
Service pack 1 or SP1 for Windows 7 would be released in the later quarters of 2010 and might contain updates for the USB support, Bluetooth performance, Remote desktop client for RemoteFX and other minor fixes.
To allow the updates of service packs to fix your operating system issues, you need to install it on your computer first. Few initial clicks and then you are all set to go. However at times, there might be some hiccups in doing this, due to your computer configuration or network issues, which can be readily sorted out with the instant help from iYogi's team.
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