There have been 10 Microsoft updates to Windows 7 since the release of Windows 7 on October 22, 2009. (Not counting the rather frequent Windows Defender definition updates.)
October 22, 2009 was 72 days ago. That is 10 weeks.
The last update, a security update, KB976325, was on December 9, 2009.
So we haven’t had an update in 3 weeks. Something is not right.
Yes, there will be those that claim that Microsoft is on a monthly update schedule … with an update on the first Tuesday of each month.
In that case we wouldn’t have had 10. Right? We should have only had 2. One in November and the second in December.
There were 3 updates in November; 11/3, 11/13 & 11/25. None were security updates. The last of these was KB976098. It was a fix for daylight saving time and superseded an August 2009 update.
5 of the 10 updates were on October 27, 2009; i.e., 5 days after the official release of Windows 7. 2 of these were security updates. One, KB975467, was labeled an HOT FIX. It was, in reality, a major security update to nearly all active versions of Windows!
[Yes, we have had 9 Windows Defender definition updates in December 2009; 3 in the week during Christmas and New Year.]
Over the last week or so I had had a feeling that we were not getting sufficient updates for Windows 7. That is why I went looking. As with updates to System Mechanic I just have feeling about when the software that I use on a daily basis needs updates.
I don’t know. Microsoft seems to be toying with us. Yes, we all know that Windows 7 SP1 is ready for beta testing. So maybe MSFT plans to keep ad hoc updates to a minimum and then have SP1 as a BIG BANG update.
Well, let us just be vigilant. As we know, it isn’t as if Windows 7 is without its share of bugs. The phantom ‘padlock-on-icons‘ problem seems to be afflicting many judging from the number of hits I get daily with people looking for a fix. I am happy that I can be of help. But that bug would appear to be a prime candidate for a fix via an update.
What can I say. Microsoft never promised us that Windows 7 will be a rose garden.