The general availability of Windows 8 was October 26, 2012.

There will be NO SP1 for Windows 8. MS has stopped issuing SP's. Got
tired of people waiting until the first SP before deploying their OS'.
Instead they push out once a month patches. And, since Windows 8 was in
beta for a coon's age it's already had plenty of time to work out many of
the bugs.
Even if MS reneges and does release a SP1 for Windows 8 pundits predict
that it won't be until early 2014. We won't wait that long.
They've already release a cumulative update.
There is some rumor out there that Windows is really ramping up their new
releases and the only SP1 for Windows 8 will have a new name: Windows 9.

IBM System i access for windows 7.1 had service pack SI47412 dated
November 30, 2012.
The target for the next SP for 7.1 is June 30, 2013
6.1 is dead. The last SP for it was May 16, 2011 (over a year and a half
ago) and no further ones are planned.

Rob Berendt

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