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post #1 of 13
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So I'm just wondering if i should download sp1 for my vista (though i dont think i need it).. I read that it was pulled from windows update.. or it didn't make it or something.. So is it worth getting it right now or waiting til it hits Windows update
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Honestly, it's up to you. I personally haven't updated to it on any of my Vista machines.

But then again, you're reading a response from a guy who never updated to SP2 for XP until some games I wanted to play actually required it to run the game. So yeah.
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yea i'm not sure jus lookin for opinions i suppose
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post #4 of 13
I updated mine, its like an 800mb file and took my sig rig about 35 minutes to install. I had some issues with vista before, and this feels more stable.
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It seems to fix some issues but I haven't ran the benchmark yet. It took a while to install.
post #6 of 13
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alright cool.. So i've got it downloaded now its time to find a change log..

Another question about Vista.. I"m not used to how the defragger is.. On average how long does it take to run... And is there any way to get it to display like XP?
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I installed it both on my sig rig and on my latpop.

At first it made my laptop slow but then after some days it became faster than before. Had to download it from microsoft site.

With regards to my sig rig, it was fast during installation time and after it was fine no issues whatsoever. Was an update in windows update.

IMO would download it.
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The Defrag program does not show any graphical interface like XP. It is designed to run in the background as to not interfere with user interaction. There is no real estimation on the time it takes, but it does take longer than with XP.

There's a really good article in June MaximumPC magazine. I would suggest getting it and reading that if you are curious about the difference between stock Defrag and 3rd party. (Here's a hint, they don't recommend ANY other defrag because the performance doesn't increase!!)
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post #9 of 13
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I installed it both on my sig rig and on my latpop.

At first it made my laptop slow but then after some days it became faster than before. Had to download it from microsoft site.

With regards to my sig rig, it was fast during installation time and after it was fine no issues whatsoever. Was an update in windows update.

IMO would download it.
awesome yea i dl'd it from MS website.. its like 726mb huge!
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Here's a 17 page detailed SP1 Change Log.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
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