Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be release next week

Discussion in 'DSL & Info Tech News' started by intelquad, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Vista SP1 will be available for general public download in the next few weeks, with final release to manufacturing (RTM) editionversion slated for official release in first quarter of 2008.

    The SP1 will consist mainly of previous ongoing updates released, changes that focused on addressing specific reliability and performance issues identified via customer feedback, supporting new types of hardware, adding support for several emerging standards, makes additional improvements to the IT administration experience. Generally, the updates fall into three categories:

    * Quality improvements, including all previously released updates, which address reliability, security, and performance.
    * Improvements to the administration experience, including BitLockerTM Drive Encryption (BDE).
    * Support for emerging hardware and standards, such as an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and an Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT).

    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta White Paper has more details about the SP1. It makes known that there will be three packages or three types of SP1 delivery and deployment methods:

    * Express. Requires an Internet connection but minimizes the size of the download by sending only the changes needed for a specific computer (approximately 50 MB for x86-based operating systems).
    * Stand-alone. Recommended for computers with limited Internet connectivity and for applying the service pack to multiple computers. The download size is larger than the express package, but customers can apply a single package to any Windows Vista version and language combination (within a platform). Distribution tools like System Center Configuration Manager 2007 use stand-alone packages to deploy Windows Vista SP1.
    * Slipstream. The slipstream version of Windows Vista SP1 is media that already contains the service pack, which companies can use to deploy the operating system to new computers or to upgrade existing computers. Availability will be limited. Microsoft will update Windows Vista retail media with Windows Vista SP1 slipstream media in the future. Slipstream media will also be available to Volume Licensing customers.

    Finally, the download size for Vista SP1 will be large. 32-bit (x86) edition of Vista users will need to download at least 1 GB of SP1 standalone installer setup package, and requires further 7 GB free space. For x64 (64-bit) environment, this requirement rises to 12 GB.
  2. nietzsche88

    nietzsche88 Member

    Vista SP1 will be available for general public download in the next few weeks...
  3. dyoddyowel

    dyoddyowel Member

    that "rumor" has been going on for quite some time...

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