5 Takes on Windows Vista SP1

Vista's SP1 was officially released on Tuesday. That means people have had enough time to tinker around with it, test it out, and share their opinions. The reviews are in, and here's what the usual suspects (plus our own most eloquent commenters) had to say. » 3/21/08 3:15pm 3/21/08 3:15pm

Question of the Day: How's SP1 Working Out For You?

After over a year of waiting, you finally got that packet o' bits known as Windows Vista SP1. We're gonna guess you downloaded it almost immediately—that's what we did. So, tell us how about it. Share your experiences, good or bad, below. But first... » 3/20/08 2:40pm 3/20/08 2:40pm

Officially Official: Windows Vista SP1 Is Available... NOW

Windows' much demanded Vista Service Pack 1 is finally free for you to download from Windows Update or Microsoft Download Center. Microsoft says SP1 will bring "improvements that address many key pieces of customer feedback, especially in the areas of performance and reliability." Gaming and networking are two particular … » 3/18/08 12:44pm 3/18/08 12:44pm

Microsoft Kills Off Vista Anti-Piracy Kill Switch

For the purposes of combating Windows counterfeiting, Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage program has been checking copies of Vista and locking up any systems it deems to be fakes. Turns out that the kill switch has been killing off legit copies of Vista, too. Does Microsoft fix the tool? Nope, instead, as part of… » 12/04/07 8:34am 12/04/07 8:34am