Microsoft Pulling Vista SP1 Off Automatic Software Update

Microsoft's not only delaying Windows XP SP3 temporarily, but they're also pulling off Windows Vista SP1—which has already been pushed out to automatic software update—because of potential incompatibilities. Most of us don't need to worry about it since this is just an issue with MS's SQL Servers that affect Microsoft… » 5/01/08 4:47pm 5/01/08 4:47pm

Windows Vista SP1 Update: Endless Restart Bug Fixed, Automatic Rollout…

As people who've already made (or attempted) the jump to Vista SP1 know, before you get to the actual service pack, you've gotta clear a gauntlet of pre-install updates, which started rolling out in Feb. One of the updates apparently sent some users into an endless spiral of reboots, so Microsoft hit pause on the… » 4/07/08 2:32pm 4/07/08 2:32pm

Microsoft So Confident in Vista SP1, They're Offering a Free Year of…

Usually, Microsoft only gives you a gratis year of support if you buy a boxed version of Vista. But because the ride to SP1 has been so peanut butter-smooth (hey, sarcasm) they're offering free support for all users who upgrade to SP1, even if you got Vista on say, your Dell box. "Unlimited installation and… » 3/25/08 1:30pm 3/25/08 1:30pm

Vista SP1 Bringing Huge Networking Speed Improvements

Besides not shutting your pirated version of Vista down when you fail to activate, Service Pack 1 will also bring a huge performance boost when you transfer both small and big files over your network. As you can see from the chart, throughput to and from Windows Home Server will jump to 3x, and throughput between… » 12/07/07 1:40pm 12/07/07 1:40pm

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) Looking Good So Far, Due in Q1 '08

The first service pack for Windows Vista is on its way, and PC Magazine has a preview of an early private beta version. The good news is that reviewer Neil Randall found the service pack to be faster overall than the shipping version of Windows Vista, and also noticed more drivers available and improved encryption.… » 10/08/07 12:05pm 10/08/07 12:05pm