Windows Vista Service Pack 1 ... Out Next Week!

Windows XP Discussion in 'Windows' started by muckshifter, Feb 3, 2008.

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    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

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    If you have been waiting for Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista, well, you can now mark your calender.

    Monday 4th February ... that's tomorrow. ;) :D

    Microsoft claims Windows Vista SP1 will provide key improvements on the security, performance and reliability of Windows Vista by providing :
    • All previously released updates since RTM
    • Performance and reliability improvements in core scenarios such as file copy, network browsing, and improved response time to resume from sleep.
    • Support for new types of hardware, and several emerging standards.
    • There are improvements to the administration experience. One of the most important changes we’re making is that BitLocker now supports encrypting for multiple volumes.
    Of course, Service Pack 1 will also disable two common methods of hacking Windows Vista, namely the OEM BIOS exploit and the Grace Timer exploit. ;)

    Notable changes ...

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...f706-401e-abb5-eec42ea0a03e1033.mspx?mfr=true

    ... yep, I read it all. :rolleyes: :D



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    Ian Administrator

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    I'm looking forward to these "performance improvements" - it probably won't make much difference but you never know :)
     
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    COOL I cant wait for it.

    I take it that I just install this in Windows Home Premuim like I did with xp right or do I need to download it and boot from cd?

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    Ian Administrator

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    It will just download using Windows Update, no boot CD's or anything ;)
     
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    Well I'm still on auto update so shouldn't have to do anything to get this.

    Never got round to disabling auto-update and no harm done so far.

    It still unnerves me a little though to think the staff at Redmond might be viewing all my family photographs.....
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    Just a heads up - I thought SP1 was available over Windows Update from today... but that isn't the case:

     
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    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

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    Gosh !! What's problematic hardware?

    I'm sure we all have some of that. [​IMG]
     
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    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

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    I'm seeing conflicting reports also ... so, I suppose we'll get it when we get it.


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    Does any one know when it will be out on ms site or is it just going to be preinstalled on computer in coming months?


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    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

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    It has, as far as I can ascertain, been released today, but, only to OEM manufacturers ... so they can 'bundle' the latest-n-greatest asap ... we will get it via Windows Update, eventually. When? I don't know.

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