Vista Service Pack 1 almost here

By on March 17, 2008, 12:17 PM
After facing a few setbacks and delays, Microsoft’s long-awaited service pack for Windows Vista is finally set to be delivered tomorrow, March 18. Customers will have the option of obtaining SP1 as a stand-alone installer or through the Windows Update service where it will be labeled as an optional update.

Though Microsoft has long been arguing that service packs are less significant than they used to be, many are pointing to the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 as a key sign that the product is ready to be taken seriously. That said, SP1 already caused problems for some testers who installed the RTM version, so it would be advisable for those planning to adopt early to perform requisite backups and locate their restore media before proceeding.

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lordbf1 said:
here we go again, lets see what breaks now!
icye said:
From PC World's tests it showed a 1 to 3 percent boost, copying 562 images in JPG format from USB key to computer took 384 seconds before SP1 was installed and only decreased to 348 seconds. There isn't much significant performance boost between a machine that has Vista SP1 to one that doesn't. Its a difference that most won't notice, SP1 still won't answer the critics main question still, 'Is Vista worth the upgrade?' People can debate all day long whether Vista is worth it or not. I am personally disappointed in SP1's lack of updates that make the changes more significant to the computer user. It seems to be an attempt to bandage the damaged parts of Vista until SP2 appears, by that time maybe the successor of Vista will arrive, a Windows that will make people want to upgrade. IMAO Vista is basically a transitional OS between XP and the next version of Windows.[Edited by icye on 2008-03-17 22:49:03]
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