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Installing Windows Vista SP1


About to install Windows Vista SP1 on my Dell D620 Laptop, if I don’t report back for a while it’s all gone horribly wrong!

Interesting to note it makes sure you have your laptop plugged into the mains before it will let you continue.

I downloaded it here 434Mb download, interesting to note the filename Windows6.0-KB936330-X86-wave0.exe be interesting to see what the wave0 bit means with later releases.

I’ve not had any real problems with SP0, but might as well put it on; few colleagues reporting better speed… but think my disk definitely needs deranging anyway so thats probably more relevant.


Wish me luck!

One response to “Installing Windows Vista SP1

  1. whyamistilltyping March 23, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Hmmm it would probably be a good idea to defragment prior to installing ( and disabling shadowcopy service & system restore.) I know people start to look at me as if I have gone mad when I say that, but Vista SP1 cannot be uninstalled and it saves you time with Vista thrashing your harddisk copying files and archiving system files you will never need anyway. Just my two English pennies 😀

    Let us know how it goes 🙂

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