Microsoft plans Vista SP1 for 2H '07

By Justin Mann on January 23, 2007, 8:04 PM
Microsoft announced last year that SP3 for XP would be delayed in lieu of developing a SP1 for Vista. They've now given us a tentative release date for Vista SP1, which they say will be arriving in the second half of this year. They are offering people the chance to test the service pack early, as they do with more of their software. While some may think of that as being too soon, it actually is pretty normal. With businesses already installing and running Vista, if Microsoft should release a service pack towards winter, it'll be nearly a year after initial availability, which is the same time that they took for XP SP1.

They won't give an exact date yet, of course.




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gooderguy said:
That's really swell of Microsoft to put all their effort and priority in SP1 for Vista. We have only been waiting since August of 2004 for SP3 for XP. It is at the point where it takes longer to download and install all updates than to install Windows XP. I have to do it almost every day for customers. You have to actually download them every time, you can't just save them to a network drive of CD unless you get them individually and you would have to install them separately and there are almost 80 updates now. Hey, if anyone knows a way to bundle them up or make your own install CD, PLEASE let me know, I would really appreciate it.
canadian said:
This is all a way for Microsoft to try and "encourage" more users to upgrade to Vista.
howzz1854 said:
come out with an update to fix the previous update. ya
gars said:
[b]Originally posted by gooderguy:[/b][quote]...Hey, if anyone knows a way to bundle them up or make your own install CD, PLEASE let me know, I would really appreciate it. [/quote]take a look at autopatcher.com
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