Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    27,155
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,672 times in 581 posts

    News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    The latest service pack for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista is now available to download.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Gundam Infinite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Southport
    Posts
    1,647
    Thanks
    150
    Thanked
    122 times in 93 posts
    • Infinite's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI GD80
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750
      • Memory:
      • Kingston 16GB
      • Storage:
      • 120GB OCZ Agility 3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 460 SLI
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 650W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ09B-W
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro - 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2309W
      • Internet:
      • Infinity

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Cool.

    Question: Im thinking of doing a clean install next week of the first version of Vista. Will I need to install SP1 then SP2 on top, or can I skip SP1 and just install SP2?

  3. #3
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Unlike previous Service Packs from MS, you need to have SP1 installed.

    This blog post from Kevin Remde explains it I think:
    http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde/...vista-sp1.aspx

  4. Received thanks from:

    Infinite (26-05-2009)

  5. #4
    Hello jackvdbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Stratford
    Posts
    2,513
    Thanks
    468
    Thanked
    112 times in 95 posts
    • jackvdbuk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • AbiT IP35-PRO
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q Q9550
      • Memory:
      • OCZ Nvidia SLi Edition 4GB (2x2gb) pc2-6400 DDR2
      • Storage:
      • lots of TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 512MB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620W
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP
      • Internet:
      • Orange (about 6Mb)

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
    Cool.

    Question: Im thinking of doing a clean install next week of the first version of Vista. Will I need to install SP1 then SP2 on top, or can I skip SP1 and just install SP2?
    service packs are always cumulative i believe

    edit: funkstar, thanks that idea is out the window then.

  6. Received thanks from:

    Infinite (26-05-2009)

  7. #5
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    yup. You could quite happily install a vanila Windows 2000 then jump straight to SP6.

    Or XP and jump straight to SP3.

    But becuase of the changes made in Vista SP1, you need that installed before SP2. If there was to be a SP3, you would just need SP1 on there, you shouldn't need SP2 as well (unless they have made more changes to the update layer, but I don't think they have).

  8. #6
    DILLIGAF GoNz0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    10,796
    Thanks
    620
    Thanked
    1,168 times in 929 posts
    • GoNz0's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage V Extreme
      • CPU:
      • i7 something X99 based
      • Memory:
      • 16gb GSkill
      • Storage:
      • 4 SSD's + WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX980 Strix WC
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy 1250 (9 years and counting)
      • Case:
      • Corsair 900D
      • Operating System:
      • win10 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • 220mb Cable

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    you cant even upgrade to win7 wihtout vista sp1

  9. Received thanks from:

    Infinite (26-05-2009)

  10. #7
    Gundam Infinite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Southport
    Posts
    1,647
    Thanks
    150
    Thanked
    122 times in 93 posts
    • Infinite's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI GD80
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750
      • Memory:
      • Kingston 16GB
      • Storage:
      • 120GB OCZ Agility 3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 460 SLI
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 650W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ09B-W
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro - 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2309W
      • Internet:
      • Infinity

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Thanks for the replies.

    Just installed it on to my laptop.

    It messed up my VistaGlazz Non of my maximized windows are transparent anymore

  11. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hants, UK.
    Posts
    250
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 2 posts

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Or XP and jump straight to SP3.
    Not quite true, SP3 requires at least SP1 installed. Yes there are still systems out there that have XP RTM recovery media...
    -Casimir's Blake
    Psychedelic Tektoniks From The Berenices

  12. #9
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Quote Originally Posted by chis View Post
    Not quite true, SP3 requires at least SP1 installed. Yes there are still systems out there that have XP RTM recovery media...
    Really?

    I know I've done basic XP to SP2 without issue, though I haven't done it for SP3, so I'm surprised at that.

  13. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    High Wycombe
    Posts
    337
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    8 times in 6 posts

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    you cant even upgrade to win7 wihtout vista sp1
    Not really a good idea to do an in-place upgrade with a new OS in the first place though.

  14. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Vista was a real disappointment. I'm still using XP and I will not be moving to Windows 7.

  15. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    10,211
    Thanks
    597
    Thanked
    277 times in 193 posts

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Quote Originally Posted by antd View Post
    Vista was a real disappointment. I'm still using XP and I will not be moving to Windows 7.
    Not even if you get it with free shipping from Scan?

  16. #13
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    33
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • Will Smith's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GByte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H
      • CPU:
      • AMD phenom II x2 555 Black Edition 3.20ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI 1gb HD5850 twin frozr
      • PSU:
      • CoolerMaster RealPower 520w Modular
      • Case:
      • CoolerMaster Elite 335
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 2032mw
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 50mb

    Re: News - Microsoft deploys Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Windows 7 is looking very good, I grabbed the RC and even though i'm running ancient hardware I cant tell any difference between xp and 7 in terms of speed. Also nice to have free software for a good few months anyway!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. adsite
    By unclecrash in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 19-04-2009, 12:06 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-12-2008, 02:22 PM
  3. HOWTO: get Vista Service Pack 1 - right now..
    By dangel in forum Software
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 15-03-2008, 01:56 AM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-01-2008, 02:52 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-03-2007, 09:57 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •