If sources are correct, Microsoft may be releasing a service pack before the minimum 22 months they claimed they would wait. According to some, they would be better off waiting to announce a service pack than releasing one early. If there are serious issues that plague the operating system, not only performance, but security related, they need to be remedied. If that involves a simple patch, or a full blown service pack, it needs to be done.
TechARP.com, a Malaysian Web site that has nailed previous service pack schedules for both Windows XP and Vista, said unnamed sources had originally pegged a 22-month development schedule for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). But Microsoft has since changed its mind, reportedly to address an unknown number of “serious” performance bugs.