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#1 Paulrenno

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:50 AM

I have noticed on Windows Update that there is a Vista Service Pack 1. Has anyone downloaded it? If so how long did it take, and is it worth downloading?

I just need reassuring before I attempt to download it.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:57 AM

I have noticed on Windows Update that there is a Vista Service Pack 1. Has anyone downloaded it? If so how long did it take, and is it worth downloading?

I just need reassuring before I attempt to download it.

I think, if memory serves, that the file size is about 300Mb. I don't remember how long it took. Are you on dialup or broadband?

It was worth it for me as previous to this, when I tried vista on my laptop, my browser would lock up intermittently, whether I was using IE or Firefox. Now it doesn't with Sp1.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:19 AM

Experiences with SP1 around the web have been pretty good now that it's "mainstream" (manufacturer's are shipping systems with it pre-installed).

There's a bunch of links here about SP1 info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...a/bb738089.aspx
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:13 AM

Thanks for your replies. I am on broadband. I was wondering whether it was worth downloading it or not as I dont have any problems with Vista.
if I dont like it, do I have the option of Ad/Remove?

Does it take a lot of resources?

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:55 AM

Before installing, make sure you update your hardware and check your software to see if there are any updates. Most software will work with SP1 but there are a few cases where an update would be required.

Also, update your antivirus, anti-spyware and run scans (in SAFE MODE if possible) to make sure you don't have any infections. Get cleaned by the professionals here at Bleeping Computer if you need to.

Make sure you close all programs and DISABLE all your realtime protection before installing SP1. Just keep the Windows Firewall on....that should keep you protected enough until the computer reboots. If you're working behind a hardware firewall (ie: a router) then even better. Turn off your screensaver also.

The install can take anywhere from 30 minutes to over 5 hours!! It all depends on what's on your system. Most of the install will occur outside of Windows. Do not turn off your computer while SP1 is installing. At times, your computer may appear to hang for a while and even your Hard drive may go quiet. Don't worry...this is normal. I would suggest that you go and do something else while SP1 is installing due to the length of time it takes.

The comp can reboot once, twice or more during the install. Again, do NOT interupt it.

Once you are back at your desktop, the install is over and SP1 should be on your computer.

Good luck.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:09 PM

Thanks for your replies. I am on broadband. I was wondering whether it was worth downloading it or not as I dont have any problems with Vista.
if I dont like it, do I have the option of Ad/Remove?

Does it take a lot of resources?


What do you use as a backup device in case your hard drive or your computer dies without warning? You can also make a Restore point before you install Sp1. But you should be using something like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image .... everyone should.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:46 AM

Many thanks for all your advise.




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