Installing SP1 for Vista
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Vista’s SP1 is a much needed Upgrade.
From starting the SP1 install to
reboot and finally the desktop takes a couple of hours, depending on your
system configuration. (Half an hour just for the reboot itself. (The
configuring update before reboot, and the configuring update after
suggest the following before the installation of Service Pack 1.
Note: Update all your
Main Chipset Drivers, (ie. Motherboard, Graphics, and Audio
Drivers) to the latest and greatest before installing SP1. You can find
them under the “Support” sections at the manufactures websites. Older Hardware
Drivers have been known to cause problems with the SP1 Update.
Before Installing SP1:
Clean up all your browsers by:
Deleting Internet files
Cleaning out History Files
Prepare your Computer by:
Running Disk Cleanup
Empty the Recycle Bin
Defrag the Hard Drive
Back up your Files and set a
Fresh System Restore Point
Turn off your Anti-Virus
Turn off your Firewall
Disable Spybot S&D Resident Shield and Tea Timer
Turning off any and all
Anti-Spyware/Malware Protection. (ie. AdAware, AVG Anti-Spyware, Windows
After the installation of SP1:
Reboot your Computer fully
three times to get everything worked in.
Run Disk Cleanup
Defrag your Hard Drive
Restart your Anti-Virus
Restart your Firewall
Restart Spybot S&D Resident Shield and Tea Timer
Turn on all your other
Reboot your Computer one last
time to enable all your programs
A lot of SP1s features are in greater security and program compatibility
for third party software. Also hosting many new drivers for hardware.
SP1 has many Vista Hot fixes that have been out. But some never really
offered through Windows Update.
I believe everyone will be pleased by what SP1
offers, and in the increased performance and security to their system.