Vista SP1 question for an MVP please

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bill W, May 8, 2008.

  1. Bill W

    Bill W Guest

    I have been waiting for Windows Update to offer SP1 and it has not happened
    yet. I am in no rush for SP1, but am beginning to wonder if it will ever be
    automatically offered. Should I continue to wait, or should I manually
    download it from the MS site. My concern is the update process might know
    something about my system that could cause me problems after a manual
    download. Any input would be much appreciated. Thank you.
    Bill W, May 8, 2008
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    DL Guest

    Accessing the winupdate page directly will still check your sys for
    applicable updates, before it offers anything.
    DL, May 8, 2008
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    Mark Guest

    If your system is currently stable, don't rush it. With Vista, if it ain't
    broke don't fix it.

    Mark, May 8, 2008
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    Charlie42 Guest

    It does not take an MVP to point you to this web page. ;-)

    Charlie42, May 8, 2008
  5. If you only want an answer from some MVP, then you deserve the
    misinformation you'll likely receive.
    Adam Albright, May 8, 2008

  6. There are at least a couple possibilities.
    1. MS is spacing it out to avoid overloading the server, and
    2 Read the article Charlie42 mentioned:
    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is not available for installation from Windows
    Update and is not offered by Automatic Updates
    3 If you've been keeping up to date there's certainly no rush.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, May 8, 2008
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    occam Guest

    How do you mean "if it ain't broke"? Vista was released 'broke' and has
    been in need of a fix ever since (still is) - have you tried copying
    files disk-to-disk?
    occam, May 8, 2008
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    Mark Guest

    No, I haven't tried that in Vista. All of my important stuff stays in XP and
    always will. I don't trust Vista. By "ain't broke" I mean not crashing,
    freezing, and no boot problems.

    Mark, May 8, 2008
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    Zilla Guest

    Just be patient - you just don't have all the pre-requisite updates
    yet, but they'll come (automagically too), and once you do,
    SP1 will show up. I started a similar thread (or maybe just hopped
    onto one) a couple of months back, and last week, SP1 showed up.
    After all this waiting and to finally have it, I still have NOT installed
    Zilla, May 9, 2008
  10. Then why did you bother to download it?

    SP1 can be download from Microsoft's web site and installed like any
    other update. I suspect Microsoft didn't want to overload their
    servers so they didn't make it automatically part of Update to more
    than a portion of users at a time. Of course if you knew where to look
    for it on Microsoft's site ANYONE could have downloaded a copy months
    ago. Proving once again the information in this newsgroup which
    suggested SP1 was not yet available was of course totally bogus like
    much of the other slop posted here.
    Not true. When you download the entire SP1 package it will do the same
    thing Update would have...only install what your particular system

    One word of caution. This is a BIG service pack. It takes awhile to
    download and even longer to install. At least a couple times during
    the install it will appear your system is hung up. It isn't! Just be
    patient and wait for it to finish. The worse thing you can do is
    interrupt things before it is done and then for sure you really will
    end up with a royally messed up system.
    Adam Albright, May 9, 2008
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