Vista SP1 is out...is it finally time?

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  1. TreKain

    TreKain Made of Sterner Stuff TFW2005 Supporter

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    So I bought a new computer just before Vista was released, as part of the purchase, I got a free Vista Upgrade disc when it was released, but never installed it due to all the horror stories I heard about the OS. Everyone was saying to wait until the first Service Pack was released before even thinking about it. Well its out now and I'm curious to know from anyone using Vista if it is now time to take the step and finally "upgrade".
     
  2. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    While I like MS, I'm skipping Vista now that "Windows 7" is on track for release sometime next year.
     
  3. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    I would say go for it. I've had Vista running great for me for a long time, but even for me SP1 did a nice noticeable job at lowering the amount of RAM usage, and seemed to correct random bugs from some programs that had slight problems on one of my Vista machines (better XP backwards compatibility?) Other people have been talking about faster startup/shutdown times.

    I wouldn't count on that if I were you.
     
  4. Omnius

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    Windows 7 AKA Blackcomb/Vienna? 2010 at the very earliest.
     
  5. Zeta Otaku

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    ah, Vista... the new Windows ME

    have they said what the SP1 will be fixing/adding/changing/doing/summoning?
     
  6. Chosen

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    Nothing/even more junk/anything that previously worked/nothing good/Satan.

    I think, correct me if I'm wrong. :p 
     
  7. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    people are saying "Faster startup and shutdown times!"

    Startup and shutdown times are the only thing I notice on SP1. My shutdown time is cut in half! My startup time is twice as long... *insert random 4 letter expletives here*
     
  8. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    Even longer? Jesus that has to be at least four hours.
     
  9. Valkysas

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    I've actually never had a problem with Vista. it runs everything I throw at it just fine. My computer only takes about 30 seconds (if that) to start up, and shutdown is pretty much instant.

    I had no idea SP1 was out. I'll get it tomorrow.
     
  10. Prisoner1138

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    Vista has been fine for a few months now, so long as you actually run the updates, keep your drivers up to date, and don't have hardware with low end chipsets involved(ie. crap. No fry's $100 cpu bundle mobos, no $2 ethernet adapters, etc).

    It was working fine for me before, and after sp1 network transfers are faster between vista and other systems not running vista(something MS did indeed say was in the release notes).

    My average startup and shutdown times not including BIOS post are about 30 seconds each, since apparently that matters to some people.

    And windows 7 in 2009? LOL. Yea, ok.
     
  11. Darkravager

    Darkravager Zombie Hunter

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    I've been running Vista on my laptop I got this past summer. Everything on it works just fine for me. Then again, I don't really do much on it except get on the internet, and my wife uses it for her itunes stuff.
     
  12. viper2391

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    I have Vista and its stable... I don't have that much problem most probably because I don't download too many programs (freeware) and install only applications that I need. I'm happy with IE7 too. I may try SP1 later.
     
  13. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    I'll wait and see if it does anything to fix the rather poor gaming performance/compatibility issues. And even then I'll still be dual-booting and using XP as my main OS. And the only reason I'm considering installing it at all is that I got it for free legally (Ultimate edition if you must know).
     
  14. MegaPrime33

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    I personally won't be bothering with Vista at all, regardless of how many service packs there are, unless I am forced to upgrade. And if I am, I will hold off as long as I can until at least SP2 comes out.
     

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