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I get a lot of question as to when Vista Service Pack 1 will be out.  Here is the answer I received today:


March 18, 2008

SP1 available on Windows Update, Download Center, MSDN & TechNet


April 18, 2008

SP1 pushed via automatic download



Also, many of you know I am a no bullshit kinda guy so I believe there are things that need to be fixed with Vista and, thankfully, SP1 seems to address most of these issues.  That notwithstanding I KNOW that Vista is certainly the most secure OS I have ever used and hella lot easier to use than older versions of Windows. Just my .02.

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  • I'm slowly starting to like it and can see many improvements over XP. I'll be really happy when I can use the search the way I want to, though. Seems strange to me that the OS puts so much emphasis on searching yet it can't find any of the stuff I need. Using XP to search a network share for the stuff I want because it's quicker and more reliable seems... absurd. Although I doubt that'll get fixed, I'm really looking forward to SP1. Seems like it will take care of many of the other stuff that had been bothering me.

  • Seems Vista SP1 is available to MSDN Subscribers since Valentine's day ...

    Wish I could get it ...


  • Will the SP1 avaible in all languages on 18 march? Or only 4 languages?

  • I think only the 4 to start then they will move to the other languages as I understand it.

  • DMurillo -

    yeah im not totally clear why the phased roll out since the bits won't change but i am still the n00b at MS so am sure there is a good reason with plenty of documentation and metrics :P

  • When are they going to put Vista out of its misery?

  • meh, all OS's have problems if we kill Vista then we have to kill Red Hat and if we kill Red Hat then we have to kill OS X then cats and dogs will start living together and it will anarchy and the world will be destroyed!!!!

    save the planet, use Vista :)

  • Hey Now Zain,

    That is good to know,

    Thx 4 the info,


  • Just spent the day at a MS launch in Harrisburg and got a brand new copy of Vista Ultimate and I can't upgrade without the SP1.  DAMN!!! I was so excited.  Now I have to wait.  Those sneaky little Microsofters build up my excitement and then crush it.

  • Have a new Notebook with Vista pre-loaded. Do I wait for SP 1 before transferring everything from XP, or just go ahead now. It's not urgent, so can wait a couple of weeks if that's best

  • Anytime I get a new box, regardless of OS, I always take some time to "burn in" the OS a little.  I would suggest slapping Vista on the new machine and get familiar with the featues, etc...

    Then go ahead and toss on your productivity apps and such to see how they are working for you and finally toss on SP1 to make sure all is playing nice.

    At that point, you should be good to go and can bring your stuff over without too much worry.

    [Full Disclosure:  While this is my "ideal" situation, my last hardware change was rather abrupt as I had to turn in my old laptop by a certain deadline so I hastily went from Vista 32 to Vista 64 utilizing the new Santa Rosa chipset, etc, etc  on my Compaq 6910p.  I am happy to report there have only been a few minor issues and no show stoppers]

  • Vista SP1

    Where is it tryed to find it can't

  • i honestly think vista is better then xp by a long shot i havent really seen many bugs at all and the asking you to do things before you do it isnt a big deal just click down on the arrows and enter or over what ever kind it is vista is alot easier to use then xp also

  • Tippey -- absolutely agree on the Vista front I can't give it up even if I wanted to now as I would miss the search feature too much

    Sad -- Vista will be widely available March 18th per the original post.  :)

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