Vista SP1 is HERE

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  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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  2. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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    Downloaded it. Burnt it to CD. Installed in on two machines already. FYI before you start, it does say that the installation could take an hour or more. One machine took and hour and a half and another took and hour and 15 minutes. Best thing to do is start the installation and walk away.
     
  3. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    it will install a few updates and reboot 2-3 times, you are better off getting the sp1 iso and doing a fresh install
     
  4. unknownsoul

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    Does it seem to fix at least some of the known issues with vista?
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I can't install it coz I've got language pack on top on english vista... :dead:
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Q: Why does SP1 takes 4 times as long to install as Vista itself.

    A: Because the SP1 install has to run on Vista.
     
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  7. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    hahah, nice one


    and yeah, i think everyone should follow carpo's advice and get the streamlined iso, installing service packs is always a drag
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I used the download, it installed in less then 45 minutes, the install was smooth as ice, I didn't want to reinstall the entire os since I have installed programs I don't want to track down

    usually after an sp you need a defrag and I did not do one but this computer is definately faster, quite a bit I might add, everything has snap

    am liking vista more and more
     
  9. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Yes so far big improvement on RC1
    45 Minutes x 2 for download and installation.
    No multiple lock ups soon after....as previous versions, and can access Search from keyboard buttons "windows" / "F"
     
  10. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    sometimes doing a fresh install is the best option
     
  11. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Yeah mine's a fresh install, really snappy. Runs like lightning now I've sorted my BIOS/RAM issue out :)
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Suprised you waited so long perris :)
     
  13. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    if you had listen to me at the start it would have been sorted a whole lot sooner

    he was waiting for his test monkey to use it first - but seeing as you say its ok he will use it :p
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Most of the work I do on Vista at the moment is on an enterprise level and very little is relevent for home users :eek:
     
  15. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    you mean you play solitaire on it all day
     
  16. Electronic Punk

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    Games don't even get installed.
     
  17. synical33

    synical33 X2 & Lovin' It

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    SP1 SP1 SP1...my only problem is I have it dual booting with Ubuntu so I dont believe I will be able to do a fresh install. I will see when I get home and update you guys.
     
  18. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You can reinstall Windows. You will just have to reinstall grub after it since it will blow away the bootloader.
     
  19. Dark Atheist

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    that may be the "official" line ;)
     
  20. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i think i may finally cave and buy vista home premium x64.

    anyone know when will sp1 versions be in stores? i know i could slipstream the original, but at this point i might as well wait.