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    Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    Hey there, I cant see the option to download Vista sp1 from Microsoft, nor is it in my windows update? Where can I get it from?
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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    It's only ben released on windows update for 64 bit Vista thus far.
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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    ^ officially yes. The hack above works for both 32bit and 64.
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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    Thanks for the hack Dangel, i was talking about the official release, anyways, is it mandatory in some way? Do i really need to upgrade? from everywhere ive read it has no major differences so to speak of. So you think I can afford to pass on it?
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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunain View Post
    Thanks for the hack Dangel, i was talking about the official release, anyways, is it mandatory in some way? Do i really need to upgrade? from everywhere ive read it has no major differences so to speak of. So you think I can afford to pass on it?
    Well it's offical in the sense it's MS and it is the final build - you'll gain nothing from waiting for WU to deploy it en mass. They've even mistakenly distributed it to some people
    IMHO I would install it - systems i've put it on 'feel' slicker as a result and i've suffered no adverse effects either. End of the day it fixes a stack of bugs and that's no bad thing. Eventually it'll be mandatory but not for a while yet.
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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    Hmm, okay, but I was thinking, since I have installed all the updates uptill now from WU, and a service pack has all the previous updates in it, so is it worth it? But since you point out that it has some improvements otherwise as well, Ill give it a shot. Thanks
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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    I've heard good things about SP1. Tempted to give Vista another try at some point now.....we'll see
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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    I run your batch file as an administrator, windows update pops up, I manually check for updates and it says i'm up to date and that there are no updates to download

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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    Quote Originally Posted by digit View Post
    I run your batch file as an administrator, windows update pops up, I manually check for updates and it says i'm up to date and that there are no updates to download
    In which case they've either closed the hole or reboot and try it again..

    Bear in mind with Windows Update it can take a while for things to appear - and also that there are a couple of prereq. installs before the big one.

    I haven't used the trick in a while as I can now download the standalone installers orf MSDN (as I have a sub.).


    Or try these:

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    x64: Free - Envoyez vos documents

    Click "Télécharger ce fichier" in both cases.

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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    It's only ben released on windows update for 64 bit Vista thus far.
    And that was a slip from someone in MS HQ accidently leaning on the big green button. Only for some Home Premium x64 users too I believe. I'm unaware of any Ultimate users being offered it during that green period.

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    In which case they've either closed the hole or reboot and try it again..
    Was still working yesterday fine.

    I'm installing it on all PCs outside of work that I'm setting up now. No issues at all, of any description, so far.

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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    Used it a few days ago to update a Vista Business laptops with no probs except that it takes an eternity to install.

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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    March 18, 2008

    SP1 available on Windows Update, Download Center, MSDN & TechNet

    April 18, 2008

    SP1 pushed via automatic download
    If you use the hack to get the RC, you'll need to uninstall that before you can install the RTM version. You also can't install IE8 Beta 1 on the RC.

    This close to the release, I'd say wait

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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    I used the standalone package and installed perfectly, took like 30mins though and several reboots!

    Vista 32 Ultimate btw, I got it off a torrent at fast speed!

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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    Quote Originally Posted by digit View Post
    I run your batch file as an administrator, windows update pops up, I manually check for updates and it says i'm up to date and that there are no updates to download
    It will take a few goes/reboots

    I uninstalled RC sp1 and ran the batch on thursday.. it installed some other updates thurs and friday.

    SP1 was offered to me thismorning

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    Re: Where to download Vista sp1 from?

    It downloading right now, the suggestions of rebooting sorted out the problem, only first appeared a few hours ago.

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