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# 20324 21-Mar-2008 14:34
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Hi All,

If you have installed Vista SP1, please post your Hardware Specs, Vista Edition on which you installed SP1 and your mini review on SP1 Wink

Please keep this thread away from any questions as this should be a place where people can check for SP1 Reviews, especially with the hardware details.

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  # 117912 21-Mar-2008 14:52
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My review? Well I do not have one really.
The update was listed for me, so I updated. Tongue out

Only took around 20 minutes, with three automated retarts. The only problem I saw was that Windows Mail was reinstalled and made the default mail client. I use Thunderbird as the default.

Otherwise all is well here on my 64bit Business system!

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# 117920 21-Mar-2008 16:57
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Nothing much to say... It works fine on an Acer Ferrari 5000, both Windows Vista Ultimate 32 and 64 bit.

Running it since Release Candidate, a bit of improvement on speed, fixed my networking problems...






 
 
 
 


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  # 117932 21-Mar-2008 19:16
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I on the other hand had a hard time getting it installed ... so i guess it's worth sharing.

Did not show up on Windows Update WU.
Updated all my drivers - no SP1.
Then realised i possibly had some Chinese language packs - uninstalled these packs. no SP1.
Then i realised my Sigmatel driver was possibly outdated (no way of telling) so got it from Dell support. installed it but unfortunately Dell's latest version is not officially supported by SP1.

So i braved up and downloaded SP1 from Microsoft.com - could not find it from microsoft.com internal search but googling, as always, gave me the link.

I thought they fixed the "half hang state" of the computer when you move large files to between partitions and things grind to a halt ... but despite it being more functional, it still grinds to a halt when you do something that needs to read or write off the hard drive (almost everything)

And hopefully some improvement on loading times?
Well on a fresh install it took my system 70 seconds until the opening of IE.
Recently it deteriorated to ~100s.
Post SP1 - well minimum of 120s - but whereas opening of IE window is followed by swift website load, it now takes 150s to get the page.

Well, Hopefully video stability will be improved (it used to keep corrupting my video driver when i used 2 monitors).

Specs below. Nothing much else to say, except bragging rights?




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# 119634 30-Mar-2008 04:44
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Due to my fingerprint driver not being supported by SP1 I had to download it from microsofts download site.
I had been waiting for it for a while as I was trying out the RC1 of the Service pack and it made a difference on loading up of the machine and an improvement of speed while loading programs etc.

I was travelling Belarus and russia at the time I came out so downloaded it when I had some spare time one evening in St Petersburg.
After install it defently helped the laptop load up faster and a faster loading up apps etc.

I also only had 5 days to register my version of vista when I installed SP1 it extended it back to 30 days 

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  # 119653 30-Mar-2008 10:11
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I have installed SP1 on 5 different IBM/Lenovo computers using the full administrative installer and have had no issues during the installation process. Four of these were ThinkPad laptops (X60, X61, Z61, T61) upto about 1 year old, and the other was a ThinkCentre desktop (8088-A11 with 2.1ghz Core 2 Duo) purchased in Dec 2006, which had 64-bit Vista Ultimate loaded on it.

Haven't had any noticable negative or positive results - however these systems ran Vista well previously anyway.




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