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Vista Service Pack 1 RC Discussion

#2
Make yourself a slipstreamed ISO. Doesn't take as long to install.

I watched a 90 minute movie while installing the standalone installer this last weekend...
 

Electronic Punk

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#3
Only 90 minutes?
As I tested other betas I had to uninstall that, wait the obligatory 30 minutes then still watch it fail with servicer errors.

Windows update was failing.
Bizzarely started working the next day with a different file from Windows Update.
 

Dark Atheist

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#8
the del oem doesnt change any bios info - the par**** crack was what did that, and even that didnt change any bios info - just used a file to fool vista into thinking it was, and they are fixing the grace timer hack, the only other way was to flash your board with a different bios - which was and is rather risky - although that is another crack they are said to be fixing.

the only thing they can do on the dell issue is to blacklist the key - which i think they already have
 

Perris Calderon

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#9
so where's the change log?

hate to be a spoiled sport but I don't think anyone should install service pacs for about two weeks after they're released
 

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Dark Atheist

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#12
means that with sp1 they are updating it to actual RTM status instead of beta when they released it 12 months ago :D
 
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so where's the change log?

hate to be a spoiled sport but I don't think anyone should install service pacs for about two weeks after they're released
took ms over 5 years to create the mess that is vista, i doubt 2 weeks will make much difference;)
 

Tuffgong4

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#15
well I installed it and lost my synaptics pointing device driver. It's driving me nuts!

Other than that no noticeable differences. I was incredibly happy with vista before the sp1 announcement so I'm still happy.
 

Dark Atheist

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#16
only took 20 mins to install SP1 here - but i was not happy with the 650meg it was using after a fresh install of vista and sp1 - 650meg is a bit much - went up to 1GB when installing SP1 - which i feel is too much.

edit: or is vista doing a linux - using up all the ram it can to make things faster, and releasing ram it doesnt need, because i feel vista is eating fair too much ram

edit2: after a lot of googling i see that vista uses mem to cache a lot of things so that would explain the high (or what looks to be high mem use) how would it affect encodes of dvds (backups of films i own) or avi/mkv ?
 
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