As Microsoft goes toward its early April end-of-free-support deadline,Microsoft is rolling out its”you must update to SP1 or else” on March 19.
As announced on Microsoft’s”Blogging Windows” blog it’s going to make users of Windows 7 automatically update to service pack 1,weather they like it or not.
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. If additional space needs to be created, we recommend using the Disk Cleanup tool to delete some files so that the service pack will install. If the service pack installation is interrupted, it will reattempt to install automatically after the next restart.
Yes,your pretty much doomed.Thanks MIcrosoft,ruining lives since 1996.
Anyway,this is applied to Win 7 consumer PCs that aren’t managed by programs like Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)(I need to get that program to protect my other PC).If you have an admin,your also immune from this,at least until the admins think it’s good(You lucky guys *grumble*).
It gets worse,the RTM version the one without the service pack) will no longer be supported from April 9,but you still have online forms,ect(which are useful,UNLESS YOUR PC WON’T START!).
However,if you have SP1,your only supported until January 13 2015.Although,you can pay for support until January 14 2020(all it includes is update and other stuff.).
Also,Windows Phone 8 support is ending in 2014.So Microsoft is ending everything.YAY.