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#171047 - 7th Sep 2007 3:51pm Windows Vista SP1
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Items of interest.interest

1. It is becoming almost impossible to buy a new PC without Windows Vista installed
2. There is an estimated 1.1 Billion people online (of that amount about 300 Million have high-speed access)
(as reported by China overtaking US for fast internet access as Africa gets left behind)

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The first update to Microsoft Windows Vista will arrive in the first quarter of 2008 in the form of Service Pack 1. The update is mostly a collection of existing fixes and tweaks for improving stability and reliability; itís not a delivery with a lot of features. There will be a few minor enhancements, though, like the ability to encrypt multiple hard drive partitions using Vistaís BitLocker feature. Support for exFAT, a file format for removable storage and for EFI (extensible firmware interface) will also be added. The update is expected to be a hefty 1GB download and will require 7GB of free hard drive space to install, though much of that will be returned to the user after installation.


So let's see... if I'm not one of the 300 million users with high-speed access, but I'm so tired of my new Vista PC running slow and the SP1 promises to fix it, how long will it take me to download 1GB ?

Well according to this calculator MARTINDALE'S FILE DOWNLOAD TIME CALCULATOR
it will take [1 DAY, 14 HOURS, 45 MINUTES, 8 SECONDS] basically about 39 hours to download this new Vista SP1

Sure hope your neighbor has a DVD burner and high-speed access or Microsoft ships the Vista SP1 for FREE
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#171077 - 7th Sep 2007 6:00pm Re: Windows Vista SP1 [Re: Mark]
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Microsoft always ship free Service Pack DVD's on request, providing you have a valid version of Windows (in fact a lot of the time you can get it whether you do or you dont).

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#171155 - 7th Sep 2007 11:32pm Re: Windows Vista SP1 [Re: MattLFC]
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I aint installing Windows Vista ever.. Im sticking to Windows 2000 smile
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#222818 - 25th Apr 2008 10:58pm Re: Windows Vista SP1 [Re: SoundLad]
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Just read that SP1 is now available with windows updates.
its File size is 66.9MB

And Took 1 hour 5 mins to install.

So i have read.
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#222825 - 25th Apr 2008 11:01pm Re: Windows Vista SP1 [Re: Mark]
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Where on earth did you hear that? Looooool!

435MB - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...;DisplayLang=en - language specific would be about 400MB

66MB would be like the smallest service pack ever in the NT range since NT4 lol.

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#222850 - 25th Apr 2008 11:10pm Re: Windows Vista SP1 [Re: MattLFC]
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I think he's hooked up on one of the individual downloads
and not the whole thing.

But SP1 is out anyway.
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#222852 - 25th Apr 2008 11:11pm Re: Windows Vista SP1 [Re: MattLFC]
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could be compessed?
imo vistas slow as fook, (plus it takes up to much space)i`d stick with xp anyday wink
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