SP1 Opinions

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by CJM, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. I did (64 bit) and it stuffed things up. I would sure wait to install it
    until some others have tried it and reported about it if I were you.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 2, 2008
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <47ca8c64$-privat.org> "On the Bridge!"
    Perhaps, but I am speaking from my own experience on my desktop (Asus
    P5W DH, Intel Core 2 Q6600 quad 2.4GHz CPU, dual ATI Radeon 2600 Pro
    PCI-E cards, two gigabit ethernet connections connected, with dual
    AHCI-enabled 7200.11 SATA drives) that Vista performs noticeably better
    then XP.

    Turn off AHCI, NCQ, Aero (and by extension, DX10+EVR), and it's more or
    less a wash in terms of performance. Of course, I don't leave those
    turned off.
    DevilsPGD, Mar 2, 2008
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  3. Are you dual booting a fresh copy of XP and Vista and comparing them both???

    Test done all over the internet show that Vista is slower.. its not just me
    who is saying this
    On the Bridge!, Mar 2, 2008
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    Case Guest

    Hey Guys, where do you download SP1

    Thanks, Case
    Case, Mar 2, 2008
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    That Guy Guest

    Thanks for the heads up diamontina... I am running flawless (mostly) 64 bit
    original now. I will wait on the sp1 for awhile as my system is business /
    gaming critical.
    That Guy, Mar 2, 2008
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    Case Guest

    ok cool , thank
    Case, Mar 2, 2008
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    Bob F. Guest

    Please include enough of the previous message(s) so that others trying to
    follow this thread know what you are talking about. Also please try to
    "edit out" the non relevant portions. It helps everyone. Go to:
    Tools > Options > Send > check - "Include message in reply"
    Bob F., Mar 2, 2008
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    CJM Guest

    P5B Deluxe WiFi, 6GB PC2-6400 (running at 5-5-5-15), Core 2 Quad 6600
    currently runnign at Stock, 8800GTS/640, 1.75TB worth of Samsung Spinpoints.

    A decent machine, but nothing unusual - in fact, virtually all components
    are best-of-breed/best-value, meaning that they are all very popular,
    therefore one would expect that my experiences are shared by a lot of
    CJM, Mar 3, 2008
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    CJM Guest

    My Creative XtremeGamer soundcard is recognised as being fully compatible
    with Vista. But it still doesn't work.

    Creative have said that they are aware of a 'small minority' of people
    having similar problems, and they are looking to improve the drivers - but
    that was 6 months ago so I'm still running with onboard sound.

    I'm afraid your stats aren't verifiable. From my perspective, I'd claim that
    SP1 has a 100% success rate in improving (the performance of) Vista - but
    clearly there are bound to be *some* who have problems.
    CJM, Mar 3, 2008
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    CJM Guest

    AFAIK, only MSDN and Technet subscribers can access it.

    You'll have to wait a couple of weeks for it to appear on Windows Update,
    and another month for a download.
    CJM, Mar 3, 2008
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    CJM Guest

    If your machine is business-critical, I would assume that you would have a
    back-up system in place?? If so, why not backup, give it a go, and rollback
    if you are not happy.

    If Diamontina is correct and a lot of people with certain hardware
    configurations are having problems, do you not think you are still going to
    have problems, even if millions of people apply SP1 successfully.

    Don't be paralyzed by scare-mongering and fear. If your machine is that
    important, you should have backup provision, thus and upgrade to SP1
    shouldn't be a problem (I accept that extra time would be required for a
    rollback, which would certainly be inconvenient).
    CJM, Mar 3, 2008
  12. Oh yes those stats ARE verifiable.



    Check through those two for a start.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 6, 2008
  13. If you had 64 bit you got it last week but if you are a technet subscriber
    that means stuff all. You have to be a PAID technet subscriber who pays many
    hundreds of bucks a year and for what? They only got it 2 weeks early!
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 6, 2008
  14. You wont be disappointed if you wait. All MS needs is a couple of weeks of
    it being released and listening to complaint after complaint and they are
    likely to realise they stuffed it and start looking into it at the very

    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 6, 2008
  15. Don't be paralysed by scare-mongering fear? Correct! Just be paralysed by
    proof. I am living the proof.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 6, 2008
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    CJM Guest

    I'm really not sure what axe you are grinding here...

    The guy asked if it was available, and I stated that it was only currently
    available to MSDN and Technet subscribers. What are you getting hot under
    the collar for?
    CJM, Mar 6, 2008
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    CJM Guest

    Are you the norm or the exception?

    I say the exception. You reckon the norm. The reality is that the true
    answer will come out in due course when many more people have tried. So why
    don't you keep your powder dry, and wait until the result filter through.

    Oh and making a judgement by comparing USENET post counts is hardly
    effective. People don't post a message when everything is working OK, do
    CJM, Mar 6, 2008
  18. I am a technet subscriber who does testing (albeit not a lot) for MS but
    cant get SP1 unless I pay $512 for the privilege of getting it 2 weeks
    early. Does that clarify that point?
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 19, 2008
  19. The normal. I just got SP1 for 32 bit Business Edition too and the same old
    crap that was there pre SP1. Still cant set the VIEWS I want and have them
    stay put. No speed increase.

    Nothing good came out of installing the 64 bit on Ultimate a few weeks back
    or the 32 bit last night on Business.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 19, 2008
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