Vista Service Pack 1 RC Discussion

LordOfLA

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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...
 

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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.
 

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90 mins to install a service pack ? how big is the thing ?
 

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wonder how this will affect all the people using the dell oem ;)
 

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I installed it and let it run while I was gone, didn't notice how long it took :eek:
 

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wonder how this will affect all the people using the dell oem ;)


Well if you used that workaround to fool the setup into thinking you have a Dell machine, there was talk that they fixed that loophole... install it and let us know :laugh:
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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;)
 

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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.
 

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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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Vista's caching works like linux/bsd. It is very fast at releasing the cache to other applications. It has almost zero impact :)
 

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might have to give it a look over, i just thought vista was being a mem whore - goes to show i shouldnt do too much thinking :p
 

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yeah.. its called SuperFetch.. there are tons of articles around the web
 

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