The First Windows Vista Service Pack by Mid-July?

  • Comments: 2
  • Written on: July 10th, 2007

Mary Jo Foley reported on her blog yesterday that Microsoft will be releasing Windows Vista SP-1 release Candidate 1 by mid-July, with the final service pack coming by November 2007.

Unlike the Service Pack1 for Windows XP, Vista SP1 will be a lot of highly technical updates that might not translate to much that the end-user will be able to see.

Planned updates include:

  • Changes to Vista’s Desktop Search feature to head off a Google anti-trust lawsuit
  • Tweaks to speed up Vista’s slower-than-XP file copying feature (thank you!)
  • Tweaks to speed up Vista shut down times
  • Improvements to Vista’s Bit Locker Feature (available in Vista Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise)
  • Fewer headaches when attempting to initiate a remote assistance connection
  • It’s worthy to note that this is not a complete list of features and planned improvements. However, unnamed sources did specify that the emphasis in Vista SP1 will be on improving existing features and not introducing new features as Microsoft did with Windows XP SP2.

  1. Personal Blog said on July 10th, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    I hate that companies like Microsoft don’t realize their small things like the “copy” slowness. I also understand that not everyone that has Vista will have the exact same computer. I think that’s one thing about Apple that is good.

  2. Jean Costa said on July 13th, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    As you know Thor, I used to have Windows Vista on my machine the first week it came out. I liked the look of Vista, it looked great, but it was slower compared to Xp, and since performance is a big deal to me, i reverted back to xp the following week. Let us know when the SP 1 releases how it does compared to current vista. Maybe I’ll switch back to vista… maybe…. Otherwise my vista cd will sit here and dust away 😉

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