Vista SP2 Public Beta

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by LordOfLA, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. LordOfLA

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  2. Dark Atheist

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    still doesn't say if they fixed the annoying explorer bug
     
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    Which bug?
     
  4. Bman

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    Have they fixed anything useful, geez?
     
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    explorer not remembering how you have you files and folder set
     
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    That is a big thing with me also, carpo. The final isn't supposed to be out till april, so I am waiting till then to get it.
     
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    Yea really the only thing I want is the stupid folder thing fixed.
     
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    One thing I like is that OpenGL fullscreen apps now don't make my second display black (atleast City of Villains now doesn't do that at any rate )
     
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    I like how they say they fixed "crashes that were discovered since SP1". :eek:
     
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    didn't they say "that we introduced" in the same line?
     
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    anyone try it out?
     
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    I'm not in the mood to try and then have to do another reformat to get rid of it. I'm still waiting for final to come out.
     
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    good call, i hated Testing that crap! If i had a spare setup to mess with that would be cool, but i would rather play with the windows 7 beta : )
     
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    Did my comment about opengl full screen apps not clue you in??? :lick:
     
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    I'm gonna give it a whirl - I have a planned re-install on Friday anyway :D
     
  16. Mizzle

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    Okay, so I decided to go for it. Initially I had planned to download it via Windows Update and the script on Microsoft's website, but I were to find out that it didn't fully work for me. Pity. Anyway, I went on and downloaded the large update file, used by system administrators, waited an hour or so, and voila! I was running SP2 beta.

    I've been running it for a few days now, and I'm very pleased with it. Vista's RAM use is a bit lower than it used to be, but not a lot. System responsiveness is better and generally very fast. I'm not sure how I like the updated search functionality. It doesn't seem to be as good as it used to be, but maybe that's just me. Oh, I've found one curious bug! I've just uninstalled Illustrator, and now the Start menu freezes once I try to remove the shortcut I had made for Illustrator. Rather odd, but hopefully they'll fix that.

    Other than that, I'll await the final version, but I would think it's safe for the rest of you to update :)

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    I'm afraid I can't remember if I've already congratulated you on your upcoming status as daddy, but here it goes (again?): congrats! :)
     
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    Yea I will probably wait to give it a try after Christmas when I install Vista 64.
     
  18. Mizzle

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    On my computer, it uses 50 megs less RAM, and so far that - and the improved speed - has been the only thing I've noticed about the upgrade :)

    As said, if you've got the time, I think you should go for it. If not, then I'm sure you'll live anyhow :)
     
  19. Dark Atheist

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    They did say most things were under the hood with sp2 at this stage, doesn't mean other things want be added/removed
     
  20. Mizzle

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    Yeah, that's probably right. It's no THAT different :)