Microsoft is yet to confirm this but, according to sources familiar with the matter, the company is planning to dump service packs completely in the favor of more frequent Windows contraptions releases on a yearly basis.If this is true, Windows 7 users won’t get a second service pack, so they would soon be forced to make the move to Windows 8 in order to receive these periodical Windows upgrades.
And still, Microsoft has released what seems to be the only Windows 7 Service Pack 2 replacement, the so-called Slow Boot Slow Login (SBSL) Hotfix Rollup for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, a pack that comprises 90 hotfixes released after the official debut of Service Pack 1.
According to this post on the TechNet site, the hotfixes are focused on performance and stability and come with enhancements to the DFSN client, Folder Redirection, Offline Files and Folders, WMI, and SMB client to name a few.
Download the Slow Boot Slow Login (SBSL) Hotfix Rollup from Microsoft (direct link). Use Internet Explorer!
See our image gallery for details on how to download Windows 7 Service Pack 2 Replacement.
After you download the files, you will find 2 folders.
On each folder run the *.msu files.