First look at Windows Vista SP1 (build 6001.16659)

Summary:Earlier today I downloaded the standalone installer for Windows Vista SP1 and installed it on a few systems to see what it was like - and I thought you might like to take a look at it.

Earlier today I downloaded the standalone installer for Windows Vista SP1 build 6001.16659 and installed it on a few systems to see what it was like - and I thought you might like to take a look at it.

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Don't expect huge UI changes after installing SP1 - the changes are small and subtle. In fact, if you're not familiar with Windows Vista, you might miss the SP1 changes. I've put together an image gallery showing some of the most significant changes.

Here are some of the changes:

Other points worth noting:

  • The install process took about 40 minutes on my system
  • The system rebooted 4 times
  • So far, I've not come across any SP1 related issues 

What I'm really interested in seeing is how performance and reliability is affected.

Stay tuned!

Topics: Operating Systems, Microsoft, Software, Windows

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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