Posted by: barrmar on Jul 02, 2011
The Windows 7 daily updates continue almost unabated making a quick getaway an almost impossible task.
Following one of the more recent updates, I was informed that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 had been installed on my computer.
This turned out to be less than good news. For a number of reasons I have hardly used the computer since but by all accounts Service Pack 1 is a really shoddy piece of work. The biggest problems seem to be with the 64 bit version, but don't imagine for a moment that the 32 bit system is at all immune.
A whole range of problems have been sited. Installed printers are no longer there. Do what you may, and the system cannot find it. Browsers don't work properly.
Other commonly reported problems are the refusal of USB ports to work following installation. There have also been reports of 3G modems failing to work.
It seems that Microsoft has unleashed another Vista onto an unsuspecting public. Apparently, MS does not bother too much with testing and quality control before releasing these time-bombs onto the world.
Finally, there is no warning that a new service pack is about to be installed. Just the usual "there are important updates ready to be installed onto your computer". It is only after the asecond or third re-boot that you see a message "Windows is configuring your computer". Well, that presentation will just have to wait! And lets hope the computer still works.