Vista SP1 available in more languages

Summary:Microsoft released SP1 last month in English, Spanish, German, French and Japanese. Now it's available in lots more languages. Users can manually install SP1 (x86 and x64) versions of SP1 either manually via Windows Update or by downloading the standalone installer from the Microsoft Download Center.

Microsoft released Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 in 30-plus more languages on April 15.

Microsoft released SP1 last month in English, Spanish, German, French and Japanese. Now it's available in lots more languages. Users can manually install SP1 (x86 and x64) versions of SP1 either manually via Windows Update or by downloading the standalone installer from the Microsoft Download Center.

As Chris Flores, a Director on the Windows Client Communications Team, noted on the Windows Vista Team Blog:

"For now, it (SP 1) is available for users who visit Windows Update or the Microsoft Download Center. We encourage most users to get Windows Vista SP1 via Windows Update-which will provide the best update experience.

"You may be aware we also make DVD images of Windows Vista with SP1 available to certain groups like TechNet Plus subscribers, MSDN subscribers, and Volume License (VL) customers. TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers can download these DVD images in some languages today. The remaining languages will be made available in 2 additional groups over the next few weeks."

Meanwhile, if you're wondering about the new timetable for XP SP 3 posted by Neowin today, I have no idea if it's accurate. Microsoft still isn't saying anything on SP3 beyond its "first half of 2008" delivery target. But this isn't the first time a "second half of April" due date for SP3 has been rumored. And as of today, we are officially in the second half of April....

Topics: Software, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Windows

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