Vista SP1 RC review

Written by Scott

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I was initially worried when I began the install: it warned that the process may take an hour or more (didn’t jot down the exact wording). But, after 9 minutes, the Service Pack completed…or so I thought. Required a reboot, at which time it began the real install, notifying that it was Installing Service Pack: Stage 1 of 3. Since this looked like the part that would take a while, I went to bed and let it finish on its own.

In the morning, it was all done. The changes I’ve noticed thus far (and I’ll keep this a running list as I use Vista). Pics at the bottom, since my template wasn’t handling the placement well…

1. Remote Desktop Client: links to edit previously-saved credentials.

2. Control Panel: loads much faster than previous…one of my personal pain points with Vista.

3. Seems to load faster to login and to Desktop. Noticeably.

4. Start menu more responsive.

5. Change to the Search function of Start Menu.

6. Defrag change to allow selecting volumes.



If anyone has any specific requests for me to look at or into, please leave a comment!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Are you running 32 or 64 bit… if 64 bit does the USB MSD work? I hope SP1 fixes that..Ron…charlotte NC

  • 32-bit. As for the USB MSD…I'm afraid it's too early in the morning, and I'm not following you. If you clarify, may be something I can check for you.

  • Mass Storage Devices…think I got it.Check out this link. Quite a discussion on the 64-bit USB MSD issue, which appears to be either a non-64 bit driver issue or perhaps not running the actual 64-bit OS.