Uuuugh, so Vista SP1 went gold last week, and instead of putting it into next week’s monthly software update, MS is making it available next month. WTF??? I really need this update. It will fix a ton of issues that I am having. If it’s ready, then put it on the goddamned update service, MS. I hate how this company has become fucking beholden to corporate IT managers and not to actual consumers.
From what I’ve read in media reports, there are some third-party that have issues that aren’t fixed. I’m sure you’d be fine with the update, Woolen, but if it goes down on WU and then, say, breaks the network drives for thousands of non-tech-savvy end users, that would be very, very bad. So they want the extra time to allow some driver updates to be finished and pushed up to WU.
Seems like they could put it up for a manual download in the meantime, though. Not sure why they don’t do that.
My laptop came with Vista. I experienced fast bootups, extremely slow resumes, and a short battery life. Switching to XP fixed those things. I would be willing to switch back to Vista if I knew those problems would go away.
Does the service pack update include Windows Installer 4.5 or whichever version the update was? The default one in Windows Vista keeps breaking on some of the PCs I do repair jobs on regularly, and there is no downloadable version to replace it, assuming you even could. Having to reinstall the Windows Installer because it has stopped installing and uninstalling things is kind of a paradox even if I do get the file…
I hope they’ve prevented the problem, so I don’t have to deal with it anymore.
Is there any chance that this service pack will fix some of the lingering issues with games? Crashes when saving in the Witcher, that kind of thing? Will it obviate the need for user hacks like increaseuserva?
Yeah, MS had said that “everyone” who was buying Vista was getting Ultimate anyway, so the Extras weren’t doing anything worthwhile in drawing people in (i.e. that wasn’t the reason they were getting Ultimate…duh). They had said that they’d be scaling back the program, so it’s no wonder they changed the speak about Extras.
Personally, I was looking forward to the “Extras” and kept wondering why I wasn’t getting new ones on a regular basis. When they made that announcement it was rather annoying, since it’s abandoning something they promoted.