Just installed Vista SP1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by News, Mar 24, 2008.

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    News Guest

    Took it a very long time to install.
    Couple hours.
    Also got the BSoD when it rebooted once but after going thru the entire
    process seems to be working ok so far.

    News, Mar 24, 2008
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    Jan Guest

    I just installed in on my desktop, my sisters pc and my other sisters pc
    and it took approx 15 minutes.
    Jan, Mar 24, 2008
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    Jan Guest

    That was 15 minutes for each pc.
    Jan, Mar 24, 2008
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    gonzo Guest

    <keeping a straight face>
    gonzo, Mar 24, 2008
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    Daniel J. Guest

    ~30 minutes here whitout any problem

    Athlon XP 2500+
    Daniel J., Mar 26, 2008
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    News Guest

    The long time that it took must have been how long it took to download from
    MS. I did get that one error but Vista & all apps has been running fine
    since. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    News, Mar 29, 2008
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    Nick Danger Guest

    I'm not sure if this is related to SP1, but I installed SP1last week and
    just noticed something today. When I right-click a folder in Windows
    Explorer, there is no option for Search. Where did it go? How can I get it
    Nick Danger, Mar 31, 2008
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    Lim-Dul Guest

    Strange. I had the most crashes on WinXP before all the patches and SPs
    - in fact I stuck to Win2K all the way up to Vista and wouldn't install
    WinXP even if somebody was paying me for doing that.
    I've been using Vista basically since the day it came out and I didn't
    have a single BSOD (for more than a year now - not a single reinstall).
    Even better - the system never even crashed or locked up without a BSOD.
    I wouldn't switch to any other Windows version no matter what - I'm
    really happy with Vista and mind you, I've been using the WinNT line
    since version 3.1.

    I wonder what people are doing to their systems to make them so
    unstable. ;-)
    Vista has had many changes to the kernel after all and isn't a half-step
    up in the OS department like WinXP compared to Win2K or rather WinNT 5.1
    to WinNT 5.0 as I like to call them... Also, there's no point in waiting
    for the new Windows since it'll be to Vista what XP had been to Win2K -
    virtually no difference at all... WinNT 6.1...

    If you don't like to have too much crap on a healthy kernel then
    consider using Windows Server 2008. It's like a better Vista. No, it IS
    a better Vista (although I'm not using it on my desktop computer).

    Best regards,

    Lim-Dul, May 1, 2008
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    DanielEKFA Guest

    My experience with XP was that out-of-the-box it was stable, then post-SP1
    and pre-SP2, it kept biting my ass, and finally post-SP2 rock stable.
    Haven't tried SP3 yet, but I doubt that it would make it any less stable.
    Same here - only the game Assassin's Creed has been able to crash my
    computer (twice). Vista was horrible, horrible, horrible to install though
    (took four days of removing hardware, fiddling with BIOS settings, etc.
    etc.), but after it was installed, it's been just like XP RTM - that is,
    stable albeit with a few (interface) bugs. Now, after SP1, I'm experiencing
    the story all over again. It's got more quirks and is less stable than RTM
    (Why is my wireless card constantly crashing? Where did Windows Search go?
    Etc.). Wonder how long it is till SP2 :)
    DanielEKFA, May 2, 2008
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    Lim-Dul Guest

    OK - I'd like to amend my previous post. Sorry for my ignorance and
    arrogance. Actually I also installed SP1 today - I'm on the Polish
    (completely legal, by the way) version of Vista Home Premium 32bit and
    wanted to wait for SP1 to appear in Windows Update but since I heared
    that even the main versions have been removed because of some critical
    bug that didn't concern me I decided to install it "offline" to check
    what everybody is whining about.

    Well - I still stand by my previous statement that Vista had been very
    stable for over a year except some early driver issues (poor
    performance) or application (not OS) crashes for which I blame the
    respective hardware/software manufacturers and not Microsoft since alpha
    versions of Vista and devkits etc. had been around for like a year
    prior to Vista's release - they failed to adapt in spite of Microsoft
    actually coming forward to them. However, note how I wrote "had been
    very stable" in past perfect not "has been" - after I installed SP1
    Vista managed to lock-up three times in a 10-hour span with alarming
    regularity (like once every three hours). No errors, no BSODs - only an
    event log entry that the system was shut down unexpectedly (which is
    logical - I had to do it since it locked-up ;-).

    So much for "increased stability" - ha, ha. Still, I'm not too angry -
    just mildly annoyed. The lock-ups happened usually during video playback
    so I assume that it can have something to do with some codecs I will
    have to reinstall (but which still shouldn't lock-up the whole system)
    or my beta video card drivers (again - they never crashed the system
    before). Yet another possibility is that the cause is my overclocked
    processor ([email protected]) but it would be a strange coincidence if after
    over a year of stable performance (my computer ran for like 5 minutes on
    the default clockspeed after I had assembled it - just enough to get all
    the BIOS settings right ;-) and even whole days of running memory and
    processor overheating and stability checks it would suddenly start
    failing just after the SP1 installation. =)

    Well - whatever. If the problems persist after some maintenance (sfc
    doesn't report any errors, neither do various other checks) I'll just
    uninstall SP1 or reinstall Vista - it's not as if I am not used to this
    after my horrible experiences with WinXP and a year is more than enough
    to finish any Windows OS but my beloved WinNT 4.0 Server. ;-)

    Best regards,

    Lim-Dul, May 8, 2008
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