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Why You Shouldn't Install Leaked Windows 7 SP1

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#1 TheJoker


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 11:54 AM

There have been numerous posts on forums recently about a "supposedly" final version of Windows 7 SP1 that was apparently leaked and released to torrent sites. There is no justification or need to install the leaked version; you should instead wait for the official releases from Microsoft. While the leaked version is apparently a very near final version, it apparently isn't the final release, and it's not a download from Microsoft. As in any software, you should always download from the official source when available to help prevent receiving a version that may have been tampered with. I would never trust a Service Pack that 's been released through a P2P sharing network. Not only are the P2P sharing networks often riddled with malware, often the newest and most difficult to remove, some of the P2P programs themselves have been known to include malware with their installation packages. In short, there's no advantage to installing the leaked version before the official release, and plenty of reason to avoid it.

You can read more about if from Microsoft MVP Mike Halsey here:
Why You Shouldn’t be Installing Windows 7 SP1 RTM

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