And it did not work
Downed the update.
Tried to install and i am missing components.... lol
Microsoft spat out the second and final service pack for Windows Vista yesterday. Vista SP2 can now be downloaded from Microsoft’s Download Center. However, anyone who had been running the beta of the service pack, which was released late last year, will have to remove it before proceeding with the install. Upgrading to …
PCWorld.com notes that "SP2 repairs nearly 700 nagging Vista bugs and security updates.". It's a shame we don't have curious but interestesting things like this:
"Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music"
If SP 2 has a bloat kill switch then vista would maybe finally be worthwhile. The great performance of Windows7 on my now aging kit has shown me that Vista truely is a complete disaster and that the best way for it to be improved is to butcher the amount of junk running at any one time.
Or wait 6 months for Windows 7.
Almost got the 350Mb version, but noticed that I needed the x64 version instead - at twice the size.
Thought they would would just download a small installer which sucks down what is required as required?
I had a few languages installed for testing Vista, so install failed. Two separate reboots which took ages to apply, just to remove the extra languages. Now to reboot again with the SP2. only taken about 90 minutes of my life which I really would like back some time
What I find annoying is that to install SP2 you have to first install SP1. As a simle tech who has to rescue virus infected home pc's, usually by the lazy but effective backup data and run manufacturers system recovery method. This means ideally I have to now install 2 seperate service packs to help stop the muppets getting infected again. This wont be fun on the old cheap celeron laptops with 512mb ram. Maybe I should train a chimp to press the right buttons on a keyboard and swap disks every 50 minutes.
Downloaded x64 version yesterday, took about 15-20 minutes to install including reboots, but then .... but then it is a dast but "normally aspirated" i7 - seem to be working perfectly fine.
Ditch nod32 never had the work on a machine yet without crippling it, go for Gdata instead...
I've just tried 3 times to install SP2, every time it finishes the 3rd stage of "Installing Service Pack" then says it failed to install and reverts everything
It turns out that there are some lively threads about it at MS's answers site, an example is here:
The reason for the grief is that a Grub installation for Fedora is treated as a corrupted boot sector by this SP, apparently I would need to "repair" (that's MS code for fuck up) my boot sector with the VIsta boot loader, and then reload Grub after booting from a Fedora disk once the Service Pack is installed.
Well done MS, another inability to mesh with the rest of the world. I was able to install Vista SP1 without problems so why is SP2 borked?
Evil Steve, because you can bet some chairs will die over this.
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