Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is currently in open release candidate should be available in Q1 2011. That means we will be around to see it make a release sometime within the next few months. What was the hold up? If Windows 7 SP1 really is mostly a roll-up of all previous updates, there was likely no reason to rush its release. In fact, delaying it may have gotten IT managers and experts away from the idea that a service pack needs to be released first before Windows can be trusted. Online assessments shows that if the trend continues, Windows 7 will become more widely used than Windows XP. Windows 7 has set several records. It has been the biggest pre-order product of all time. Sales during October 22, the retail release date, shattered previous sales records and broke into Windows Vista sales by over 200%. By March 2010, over 90 million copies had been sold, breaking international sales records worldwide.