Vista SP1 Released

By Steve Castaneda on March 19, 2008 in Computers - 8 Comments

Updating Your ComputerTo all of my vista agents: Windows Vista SP1 was released recently, and you should be sure to update your computer as soon as possible. Having the latest editions of your software is always a good thing.

With this release, Windows hopes to fix a boat load of bugs and to tweak their software for better performance all-around.

Windows Vista SP1 is an update to Windows Vista that, along with improvements delivered via these other channels, addresses feedback from our customers and partners. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack which will be thoroughly tested by Microsoft and by industry partners and customers during the beta cycle, Microsoft provides a single high quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers.

Updating your computer is as simply as starting the update program found by left-clicking on the Windows Logo on the bottom left hand side of your desktop,  then searching for “Windows Update”.

A program named “Windows Update” should be found.  Simply left click on it to begin the updating process.  As always, make sure you save all documents and can devote at least an hour to updating your computer.

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8 Comments on "Vista SP1 Released"

  1. Austin Condos March 19, 2008 at 4:53 pm · Reply

    It was about 200 megs! I wonder if any of the bugs I experience will be going away. Probably not.

  2. Richey in Vegas March 19, 2008 at 6:08 pm · Reply

    C’mon. 200 megs is a small patch for windows. I’m surprised its not closer to half a gig. Hopefully that will the major issues with Vista…but I’m still holding off for as long as possible. XP works justs fine.

  3. Austin Condos March 21, 2008 at 10:38 am · Reply

    I have 11 computers with Vista, so 200mb is plenty :) Also, MS says it can be up to 745mb when downloaded in full, but Windows Update downloads only what your system needs. Interesting.

  4. Remax Real Estate Pocatello April 7, 2008 at 10:43 am · Reply

    Hey, if you’re already running Vista, it can’t make things worse, right? :)

    All kidding aside, I disagree that always having the latest updates installed is necessarily a good thing. Will all the niche software that we run in our industry (just look at the MLS app on your PC), I’d feel much better knowing that someone else running the same software as I am had run the update and it worked for them. Having some weird DLL error after running a system update is NOT good for productivity.

  5. northern indiana real estate April 14, 2008 at 3:36 pm · Reply

    I updated but I do not feel that this really patched any of the issues I was having. Oh, how I long for the days of XP.

  6. San Diego Real Estate Information May 1, 2008 at 6:00 pm · Reply

    I am so fed up with Vista and Windows. I can’t tell you how much Windows drives me crazy!!! I wouldn’t recommend updating to anything beyond XP until they get all of the kinks worked out. I also hate all of the SP updates, think about the changes that these SP’s do, nothing!!! All they do is add new garbage to your PC that slows everything down. When I 1st purchase my PC with XP after they had worked out all of the kinks I never did any updates because I never had any reason to.

  7. Panama City Beach Real Estate May 2, 2008 at 12:24 pm · Reply

    Yeah, I have a question regarding this. I heard that this actually slows down Vista. I use XP at the office, but have Vista on my laptop and don’t want my laptop to be slower. Anyone have news about this?

  8. Steve Castaneda May 2, 2008 at 1:05 pm · Reply

    I’ve been using SP1 since it was released and can’t say that I notice a slow-down. But then again, keep your computer running fast relies on so many variables.

    Unless someone does a clean install of Vista, then upgrades to SP1, and THEN notices slow downs – I think it’s safe to say that you can upgrade without hassles.

    I think the problem with slow downs rumors is that it can’t be pinpointed to the upgrade if their computer was already slow to begin with, or has been in a normal working environment for a while.

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