Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:28 am

I just finished installing Vista SP2 on one of my Notebooks. It was painless. About 360MB download, though :mad:
This was on top of about 20 Security-risk updates that installed yesterday. Another 340MB :mad:
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:06 pm

I just ordered a new PC from Dell. It will be coming with Vista SP1 pre-installed. I also own an extra copy of Win XP Pro. I'm thinking of formatting the hard drive as soon as it arrives, and installing XP. Are there any benefits of one over the other?
rberq
 
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:12 pm

I got my new PCs with Vista Ultimate installed. It was real buggy 2 years ago, until Sp1 came out. It fixed ALOT of the quirks. No more crashes. SP2 should add alot of great options. I've never gone back to XP.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:26 pm

rberq wrote: I also own an extra copy of Win XP Pro. I'm thinking of formatting the hard drive as soon as it arrives, and installing XP. Are there any benefits of one over the other?


Vista is the definition of resource hog. If the computer has enough RAM which is the primary problem most people have with Vista no reason to downgrade.

Unless you're using cutting edge hardware or software there is real no reason to have Vista. Having said that no reason to get rid of it either as long as the sytem can handle your needs.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:17 am

Do an image of the drive.
Then mess with it.
Vista 64bit gets past the 3.2 gig limit on ram from the 32bit XP.
Lots of ram is nice to have if your programs can use it.
Vista SP2 caused no problems so far.
Vista is not the Devil now unless you have custom software/hardware and that usually only pops up in mid/large businesses.
CapeCoaler
 
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:47 pm

SP2 is causing an error on my R61. Already uninstalled SP2, but still getting error. Still trying to figure it out :mad:
Heres a link of the thread....
http://forums.pcworld.com/index.php?/to ... ntry223647

My T61 is running fine, with SP2 installed.
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: Complete Heat On: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:27 pm

I fixed all of my PC problems......... I got a MAC ( 4 years ago, no problems, no viruses, even if you go to the nastiest of sites), unix based, no viruses. :D :D :D :D :P :P :P :P :P :P

Mike
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:39 pm

Complete Heat wrote:I fixed all of my PC problems......... I got a MAC


I was tempted to install Fedora before I got my new computers with Vista installed. I thought I'd give it a try... That was almost 2 years ago. SP2 did make my T61 faster. Noticeably faster. The R61 is faster too, but errors with certain parts of the OS. I'm doing a System Restore on it right now.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:25 pm

Mac is not foolproof
http://news.cnet.com/Mac-malware-door-creaks-open/2100-7349_3-5700982.html?part=rss&tag=5700982&subj=news
If there is a will there is a way!
One day the Mac heads will pay the price for their insolence! :P :P :roll:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:03 am

CapeCoaler wrote:If there is a will there is a way!


I prefer where there is motive there is a way. I read an article where two guys sat down over about 3 or 4 day span and successfully found an exploit, the motive was money as there was a prize.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:47 pm

Skip Vista and install Windows 7. It's what Vista should have been to begin with. 64 bit version is best if you have a dual core cpu with at least 4 gb of ram.
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:59 pm

av8r wrote:Skip Vista and install Windows 7. .


Does anyone have a pre-release of 7?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:19 pm

CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
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Re: Vista Service Pack 2 is Available

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:32 am

I just found out that ThinkVantage System Update does not work with SP2. I had to upgrade it to version 3.14, AND install a patch for it. The patch is available on Lenovo's website.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


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