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Windows Vista Service Pack 1

AdvancedSetup

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone
This download is intended for IT Departments

Windows Vista Service Pack 1

Overview
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 will contain changes focused on addressing specific reliability, performance, and compatibility issues; supporting new types of hardware; and adding support for several emerging standards. SP1 also will continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage Windows Vista. Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone version can be installed on systems with any of the following language versions: English (US), French, German, Japanese, or Spanish (Traditional).
DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A smaller, more appropriate download is available on Windows Update.



There is also one available for 64Bit Vista.
Vista Service Pack 1 x64
 

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Thanks Ron. I'm getting it now. You even linked me to the full stand alone package. Hopefully they didn't screw it up.
 

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Don't forget to read this information before downloading or installing Vista SP1

Things to know before you download Windows Vista SP1
Published: March 18, 2008

Windows Vista SP1 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Other languages will be made available soon.
Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows Update to download and install Windows Vista SP1 on single PCs:
The download size from Windows Update of Windows Vista SP1 for x86 is 65 MB (compared to 450 MB from the Microsoft Download Center).
The download size from Windows Update of Windows Vista SP1 for x64 is 125 MB (compared to 745 MB from the Microsoft Download Center).
Windows Update will recognize PCs with known problematic drivers and postpone downloading Windows Vista SP1 until the PC has updated drivers or other applicable updates. Using Windows Update will help ensure you have the most trouble-free update experience possible.
Some Windows Vista users may encounter an issue with a small set of hardware devices that may not function properly after updating a Windows Vista PC to Windows Vista SP1. This is an issue with the way the device drivers were re-installed during the Windows Vista SP1 update process, not with the drivers themselves—these drivers worked on Windows Vista RTM and they work on Windows Vista SP1. This problem is typically corrected by simply uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. We are working with the manufacturers of these devices to get the known problematic drivers and their install programs updated, and also on other solutions we can use to ensure a smooth customer experience when updating to Windows Vista SP1 using Windows Update. For new PCs provisioned with Windows Vista SP1, this is not an issue.
If you choose to install Windows Vista SP1 via the standalone installer available on the Microsoft Download Center, Microsoft advises that you first visit Windows Update and install all optional drivers. Read Knowledge Base Articles 948187 and 948343 for more information.
If you have a prior version of the Windows Vista SP1 beta installed, you must uninstall it prior to installing the final version. Use the Control Panel applet "Programs and Features" and select "View installed updates" from the top left of the task pane. Under Windows, look for "Service Pack for Windows (KB936330).
 

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Well worth it to read those two Microsoft articles. A good follow up Ron.

I'll check my drivers and as usuall create a restore point first.

Thanks.
 

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As a feed back I have now installed Vista SP1 via the stand alone installer. It is not yet available from Windows update.

As AdvancedSetup said (and I'm glad he did) if certain drivers etc. were not installed first there might be problems. From what I understand if you try to install SP1 via Windows updates it will not install if some drivers are not updated first.

I researched my system extensivly as well as the compatability of my programs and updated what I could find before installing it.

I also found other issues with the stand alone installer. For instance it does not include the the updated SP1 Windows Help files. That has to be installed seperately.

So far so good though. Everything seems to be OK for me. I hope I'm ahead of the curve so I can help.

In my next post here I'll include a few links from Microsoft on this subject.
Thanks AdvancedSetup for the heads up.

RandyL