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#1 parry

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:06 PM

If you have been waiting for Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista, well, you can now mark your calender. We just received word that Microsoft has scheduled Windows Vista Service Pack 1 for release to manufacturer (RTM) on Monday, February 4, 2008. That's just 3 days away! The OEMs will also receive Windows Vista Service Pack 1 during that week.

Microsoft will be deploying Service Pack 1 in two "waves". Wave 0, which is the one released on February 4, will only include five languages - English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese. The second wave, Wave 1, is scheduled for release 1-2 weeks later, and will cover all 36 basic languages, including Chinese.

Microsoft claims Windows Vista SP1 will provide key improvements on the security, performance and reliability of Windows Vista by providing :

* All previously released updates since RTM
* Performance and reliability improvements in core scenarios such as file copy, network browsing, and improved response time to resume from sleep.
* Support for new types of hardware, and several emerging standards.
* There are improvements to the administration experience. One of the most important changes we’re making is that BitLocker now supports encrypting for multiple volumes.

Of course, Service Pack 1 will also disable two common methods of hacking Windows Vista, namely the OEM BIOS exploit and the Grace Timer exploit.

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#2 Rich246

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:29 PM

I can't wait :D

#3 Laguna

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:20 PM

I can't wait :D


I can't wait too..
I luv your avatar by the way :devil:

#4 phoenix_abhi

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:54 PM

I am frequently asking this question whenever someone start a topic regarding Service Packs. No clear cut answers received yet.

1. I am using Vista ultimate and updated all Knowledge Base and other security updates. Even for other applications also. Is it necessary to upgrade to SP 1 ? If yes why? Some one please Expalin ?

2> Same question on xp 3 also ?

#5 Blake Pender

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:04 PM

Do anyone know what 'build' it will be classified as? e.g. 6001.17128 (RC build)

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#6 Rich246

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:11 PM

Heheh... Thanks Laguna ;)

Edited by Rich246, 01 February 2008 - 06:12 PM.


#7 SharmanNet

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:21 PM

@phoenix_abhi
You will have to install the SP1 for the better performance, reliability improvements and some new features even if you have installed all the previously released updates and the Performance and Reliability Pack.

If you still don't want to upgrade then you will have to install Service pack blocker tool (for Vista SP1 and XP SP3) which will block Vista SP1 for 12 months following its general availability.

#8 Munkypoo7

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:32 PM

i cant wait for sp1, most pirated versions will be killed, which brings me joy ^^ (since i spent money on my vista >_>)

office... thats another story lol

#9 Dr. Doom

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:30 PM

I will install sp1 later, I have to wait for an activation crack...

#10 Culprit

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:37 PM

wooh oo this is great cant wait

#11 HingVista

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:30 PM

Thanks for the news. Here is the original source: techarp.com

The main reason for me to upgrade is a change in Kernel Patch Protection (PatchGuard) that prevents security (anti-virus, firewall, backup) companies like McAfee and Symantec from integrating as tightly with the OS as they could in previous Windows versions.

You can read the SP1 changelog here.

#12 WhistAler

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:57 AM

Great news man! :D

#13 devnet

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 01:56 PM

great news, worried about the last word

#14 Frylock86

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:25 PM

Sweet! Will SP1 be availiable on a CD? Downloading this is out of the question... I have dial up yet =(

Better yet... Would I be able to download this as an installer at school?

#15 Munkypoo7

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:59 PM

frylock, you probably can in about a week after its release via auto updates, thats the same thing i did with sp2 lol

or else you could always ask Microsoft for a disc, they sent her sp2 for free, in about a week ^^

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:08 PM

Service Pack 1 will also disable two common methods of hacking Windows Vista, namely the OEM BIOS exploit and the Grace Timer exploit.

Many of my friends are using these hacks. Lets see now what do they do.. :lol:

#17 Another_User

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:19 PM

Service Pack 1 will also disable two common methods of hacking Windows Vista, namely the OEM BIOS exploit and the Grace Timer exploit.

Many of my friends are using these hacks. Lets see now what do they do.. :lol:


'they' will wait for the next hack to become available..... ;)

#18 Johnnyboy

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:52 PM

Thanks for the great news.

#19 splitfire

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:14 AM

ehhh so, today its the big release????
i hope that the sp1 will make some performance fixes....

#20 Fraxtil

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:16 AM

No, it's tomorrow (my time, anyway). I'm eager to get some of my games running again! Vista doesn't like the old form of playing sounds, so it lags a lot.

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