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    Microsoft Vista SP1 RC Public Release

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

    Enjoy!!

    Overview
    Install Windows Vista SP1 RC through Windows Update!

    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC is available through Windows Update. Experience the WU based Vista SP1 installation by following 4 simple steps.

    Windows Vista SP1 RC distributed through Windows Update will be applicable to Windows Vista machines that are running on any of the 36 languages supported by Vista RTM.

    If you already installed the Service Pack to your machine by using the standalone package, you must uninstall before you scan Windows Update for Windows Vista SP1.

    Systems running on Windows Vista RTM require as many as three updates before SP1 can be installed. These updates are permanent to your Windows Vista systems. Windows Update will detect your system configuration and offer the prerequisite packages that are applicable to your system. For details, please see the instructions below.

    Here are 4 simple steps to get SP1 on your machine.

    On Vista RTM:

    1. Download the self extracting executable and extract its contents to a folder on your computer. Run the script on an elevated prompt.
    • To run the script on elevated prompt, after you download the script, right click on the file and select “Run as administrator” option.
    • The script sets a registry key on your system. The registry key is required for WU server to recognize your machine as a valid target for Vista SP1.
    • After running the script, Windows Update automatic updates would normally automatically update your machine each night for the next several days with the prerequisites and then offer the Service Pack. However if you would like to install SP1 quicker you can manually do the next few steps to speed up the process.


    2. Install all pending “Important” updates and reboot. You may have to do this several times to get fully up to date.
    • Check for updates on Windows Update. Go to Control Panel à System and Maintenance à Windows Update and check for updates by clicking on “Check for Updates” in the top left of the task pane.
    • You will be offered all previously released Windows Vista updates that you may not have installed on your system. Install all applicable updates. If you have a clean install of RTM, there might be quite a few updates to install. You may need to do this a couple of times to get fully up to date. At some point Update for Windows (KB935509) will be in this list. This is the first pre-requisite install. Reboot your machine when prompted.
    • If you see Ultimate Extras, you can hide them by right-clicking and hiding. Simply unchecking them will not let the remaining updates show up. Please install all of the remaining “important” updates.
    • If you reboot and rescan right away, at times you may not see all updates right away. Wait 10 minutes and scan again.


    3. Install Update for Windows (KB937287) and Update for Windows (KB938371) as they are offered sequentially
    • The first package that will be offered is Update for Windows (KB937287) and it does not require a reboot.
    • Check for updates on Windows Update again, install and reboot when prompted for Update for Windows (KB938371). You may need to wait 10 minutes and re-scan again if it does not show up right after reboot.


    4. Install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330).
    • Check for updates on Windows Update again, install and reboot when prompted for Windows Vista Service Pack 1. You may need to wait 10 minutes and re-scan again if the package does not show up right after the previous reboot.
    • This process will typically take from 30 minutes to 1 hour but may take longer on some systems.


    To reduce the number of reboots required to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1, the prerequisite packages will be released to Windows Vista customers through WU prior to the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1. These prerequisite packages will be coupled with other updates that are applicable to Windows Vista RTM systems and require a reboot. Consequently, the systems that are getting updates through automatic updates will already have prerequisites installed at the time of the SP1 release and be directly offered SP1 through WU.

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    * Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista; Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition

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    I got SP3 for XP a little while ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comtrad View Post
    I got SP3 for XP a little while ago.
    any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    any good?

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    Thanks for the info Sava.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comtrad View Post
    I got SP3 for XP a little while ago.
    yeah I've been testing it on a few machines since last week, I've seen over a 15% increase in load time,application response,and shutdown not to mention a few other things. Microsoft didn't intend to have this much of a performance increase in the SP, just mostly the updates. However they are there and it works really well.

    the only thing is its not Public yet, but it appears they are trying to rush it and SP1 for Vista out before Xmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    yeah I've been testing it on a few machines since last week, I've seen over a 15% increase in load time,application response,and shutdown not to mention a few other things. Microsoft didn't intend to have this much of a performance increase in the SP, just mostly the updates. However they are there and it works really well.

    the only thing is its not Public yet, but it appears they are trying to rush it and SP1 for Vista out before Xmas.
    yeah i keep seeing that it's not public yet, but I got it probably 1 1/2 months ago when I did an update. I must be special.

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    Still looking at early next year for SP3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Still looking at early next year for SP3?
    I see it before the end of this year the way they are rushing it.


    I mean I've been running it for a few weeks now testing on some machines at work and its on my home comps. Runs fine even as a RC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    I see it before the end of this year the way they are rushing it.


    I mean I've been running it for a few weeks now testing on some machines at work and its on my home comps. Runs fine even as a RC
    Looking forward to trying it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Still looking at early next year for SP3?
    More towards middle...it was moved to back burner so Vista sp1 would get the focus.
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    Looks like we have some conflicting info. Prepare to duel it out YOSC and Sava.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Looks like we have some conflicting info. Prepare to duel it out YOSC and Sava.
    hell, I have it now, and if you want it I can tell you how to adjust your registry so your windowsupdate will pick it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    More towards middle...it was moved to back burner so Vista sp1 would get the focus.
    I have to concur, as I just did some searches and found a lot of people saying summer '08

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    hell, I have it now, and if you want it I can tell you how to adjust your registry so your windowsupdate will pick it up
    You don't need to manually edit the registry...on Microsofts update there is a SP1cppRK.cmd file you download, run (it does the registry change for you...to tell the WU server your machine is a candidate), reboot, check in a few minutes...and it becomes avail just like normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    You don't need to manually edit the registry...on Microsofts update there is a SP1cppRK.cmd file you download, run (it does the registry change for you...to tell the WU server your machine is a candidate), reboot, check in a few minutes...and it becomes avail just like normal.
    Well I've also got a bat file that does it for ya too which I already gave roody..faster than the manual edit

    no reboot needed either just run the file, it changes everything for ya then do a windowsupdate search and boom there ya go.

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    It worked and I am downloading Sp3 right now.

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    Must investigate tomorrow.

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    I think I'll wait for the final version.

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    I wanna try SP3 on that laptop.

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