Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 19:50 UTC, submitted by CIozzio
Windows "A little over a year after the first appearance of Vista, Service Pack 1 is nearly ready for download. SP1 is a useful but not crucial update to the OS, and one that won't greatly affect your computing day, at least not outwardly. The bulk of the development effort has gone toward upgrading security subsystems - elements that enterprise clients find appealing but consumers and small-business users won't really notice (although they'll feel better knowing about them). The bottom line is that there's absolutely no reason not to download SP1 (which you'll receive automatically if you have AutoUpdate turned on), so it's almost a given that it will become the standard in the very near future."
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rexstuff
Member since:
2007-04-06

Forget the install time, I can't get over the fact it took 4 -4!- reboots to update it all. Unbelievable.

Though I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Last time I used Vista (about 3 months ago) it had to reboot twice to update my video drivers.

And my friends ask me what I have against Vista...

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Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

Again, must be a number from outer space.

I didn't look at mine (went AFK for the installation, when I came back it was done), but my friend (the one i wrote about in my post above) just told me his install only rebooted once. It went like this:
- he downloaded the update and started installation
- clicked reboot
- during the shutdown process 2 out of 3 stages of SP1 installed
- after the computer rebooted the 3rd stage installed and his OS was ready for work (took him straight to login screen)

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shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

So you went AFK... and when you woke up in the morning it was installed. Good for you.
And a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend told you it only took 15min and one reboot.

Who you're trying to bullshit?!

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