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Vista Sp1 Change log
« on: February 06, 2008, 09:23:26 PM »
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/005f921e-f706-401e-abb5-eec42ea0a03e1033.mspx?mfr=true

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Re: Vista Sp1 Change log
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 09:29:30 AM »
WOW, 450MB download size for the standalone installer !!!  Now that's ALOT of code change.   :o

I would like to hear comments from those of you that have been claiming how Vista works perfectly and has no issues at all, just go trough the whole page and read how MS admits all those issues with Vista.

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Re: Vista Sp1 Change log
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 10:01:00 AM »
Apart from slow file copy i haven't noticed any other issues... Yes, Vista was well coded.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 10:15:42 AM »
Apart from slow file copy i haven't noticed any other issues... Yes, Vista was well coded.

I see, no other issues huh ?  ::)

People are crying how Vista sucks but honestly i've never used so stable OS from beginning. Sure there are minor issues but none are as big as they were before. Only i could even find so far is very slow transfer rate from external devices (USB keys and mostly from card readers and digital cameras). Other than this, there isn't really any problems.


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Re: Vista Sp1 Change log
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 02:27:00 AM »
Apart from slow file copy i haven't noticed any other issues... Yes, Vista was well coded.

Agreed RejZoR, A few minor issues but that's all.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008, 11:53:21 AM »
Hello marc57 !

Yes i believe that for YOU, all those issues weren't a big deal but to me those issues were driving me nuts. I'm not saying here i hate Vista or that it is a bad operating system because i really don't believe that. Even with all the issues it's still a nice OS and i wouldn't go back to XP no matter what. But i am very happy that SP1 is coming out and fixing all those issues with Vista, but i still cannot say A few minor issues but that's all simply because some issues were a big deal to me.

Issues that i've noticed myself with Vista:

- the performance of browsing network file shares
- the speed of adding and extracting files to and from a compressed (zipped) folder
- the speed of moving a directory with many files underneath
- copying files after deleting a different set of files can make the copy operation take longer than needed
- the copy progress estimation when copying files within Windows Explorer
- the time to read large images

I also find the below quoted text very interesting:

With SP1, Windows Vista will report the amount of system memory installed rather than report the amount of system memory available to the OS. Therefore 32-bit systems equipped with 4GB of RAM will report all 4GB in many places throughout the OS, such as the System Control Panel. However, this behavior is dependent on having a compatible BIOS, so not all users may notice this change.

This doesn't really bother me as i know it is a 32bit issue but it would still be nice if all of my ram would be shown in Control Panel. Don't know why but it would make me feel better.  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008, 04:15:57 AM »
For me Vista is a nice OS but its like going from Tiger to Leopard its nice but you can easily live without it. Vista (much like leopard) just has lots of little enhancements that I think are well worth the upgrade price. If SP1 can fix the performance issues I can see man people finally letting go of XP.

For example:
I do like vista's disk formatting capability via the System Management Console, it works very well (even better than Mac OS X's Disk Utility).
Also Microsoft scheduling Automatic Disk Defrag by default was a great idea as most users never defragmented their Disk.
Windows Defender, while definitely not the best antispyware program, is a great addition since lots of users dont even know what spyware is much less how to defend against it.
Improved use of Multi-Core and Hyperthreading systems is good too

Plus lots of other little changes. I just hope that this new Service pack fixes the performance issues may people like Sasha and Darth_Mikey have experienced.
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Re: Vista Sp1 Change log
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2008, 07:18:16 PM »
Thanks for the link, good to know real world performance has improved
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Re: Vista Sp1 Change log
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2008, 07:11:37 AM »
Hello marc57 !

Yes i believe that for YOU, all those issues weren't a big deal but to me those issues were driving me nuts. I'm not saying here i hate Vista or that it is a bad operating system because i really don't believe that. Even with all the issues it's still a nice OS and i wouldn't go back to XP no matter what. But i am very happy that SP1 is coming out and fixing all those issues with Vista, but i still cannot say A few minor issues but that's all simply because some issues were a big deal to me.

Issues that I've noticed myself with Vista:

- the performance of browsing network file shares
- the speed of adding and extracting files to and from a compressed (zipped) folder
- the speed of moving a directory with many files underneath
- copying files after deleting a different set of files can make the copy operation take longer than needed
- the copy progress estimation when copying files within Windows Explorer
- the time to read large images

I also find the below quoted text very interesting:

With SP1, Windows Vista will report the amount of system memory installed rather than report the amount of system memory available to the OS. Therefore 32-bit systems equipped with 4GB of RAM will report all 4GB in many places throughout the OS, such as the System Control Panel. However, this behavior is dependent on having a compatible BIOS, so not all users may notice this change.

This doesn't really bother me as i know it is a 32bit issue but it would still be nice if all of my ram would be shown in Control Panel. Don't know why but it would make me feel better.  ;D

Hey Darth_Mikey, Sorry to hear about your problems. I know there are problems with Vista that are driving people nuts, but not a real problem for me. I was on the other end of this back in the M.E. days. While M.E. drove me NUTS, quite a few of my friends couldn't understand as they weren't having problems.

I'm really hoping SP1 takes care of most of Vista's problems  ;D  ;D
« Last Edit: February 10, 2008, 07:13:15 AM by marc57 »
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Re: Vista Sp1 Change log
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2008, 11:03:00 AM »
The file copy problem was the most noticeable one. They also added few features for defragmenter so now you can even set what drives you want to defragment (also for scheduler).
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2008, 11:25:46 AM »
The file copy performance was really annoying but from what i read so far it seems like they really have improved it with SP1. I'm pretty anxious to try SP1. Just hope i'm not disappointed but i have a feeling i won't be.  ;)  :)

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Re: Vista Sp1 Change log
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 01:10:32 PM »
Hey guys !

Just wanted to say, i installed SP1 2 days ago and i must say i am really satisified so far. My usb key finally works at full speed, copying from my digital camera is also significantly faster, in general anything related to file copying is faster. My ram size is also correctly shown in control panel, network shares are also faster. I still need to do a bit more testing but as far as i have been able to tell most of the issues that annoyed me before are now fixed with SP1 !  :)

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Re: Vista Sp1 Change log
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 03:37:05 PM »
Mikey,
I've had the same experience and am also very happy that I jumped the gun
on upgrading.  :)

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Re: Vista Sp1 Change log
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 07:02:36 PM »
where are you guys finding the download for SP!? I cant find it anywhere everything says mid march
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