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This post is a little different then the others so i wouldnt call it a repost.
source:http://www.techspot.com/news/29385-v...most-here.html



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After facing a few setbacks and delays, Microsoft’s long-awaited service pack for Windows Vista is finally set to be delivered tomorrow, March 18. Customers will have the option of obtaining SP1 as a stand-alone installer or through the Windows Update service where it will be labeled as an optional update.

Though Microsoft has long been arguing that service packs are less significant than they used to be, many are pointing to the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 as a key sign that the product is ready to be taken seriously. That said, SP1 already caused problems for some testers who installed the RTM version, so it would be advisable for those planning to adopt early to perform requisite backups and locate their restore media before proceeding.
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I'll let it download, but will probably wait til the weekend to install... And as always, create a restore point.
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I wonder if you did the registry hack to force the download a month or so ago, if it would be advisable to uninstall it and then have it re-download, or if there is anything different in the final release, will it automatically update whatevery you have.

....any thoughts?
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I did get the RC1, when I went to uninstall it a few weeks ago, it messed up the OS, tried to repair several times, no luck, had to format. SO now it is a clean install, only about 1-2 weeks old. I'll let the windows update download SP1, but won't choose to install til the weekend.
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Can't wait for the final release! I've held off from downloading the release candidate just to be on the safe side. I really hope it fixes some of the most prominent problems with Vista.
 
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I am gonna get it the moment it comes available normally.
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I seem to remember alot of issues with with the RTM and such. I have not gotten it for such a reason. We should keep this thread updated with the latest as people install it.

Also where was that list of things that are updated in SP1??
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Yea I think this is a good time to reformat. I'll probaly get to it around the weekend.
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i hope it fixes windows media player(mine always crashes) and my internet explorer Firefox just isn't as homely for me.
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Originally Posted by Pheatton View Post
I seem to remember alot of issues with with the RTM and such. I have not gotten it for such a reason. We should keep this thread updated with the latest as people install it.

Also where was that list of things that are updated in SP1??
I believe one of the big features was drastically-improved network transfer speeds.
 
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