Vista Service Pack 1 has been out for a while, but I'm slow to recommend updates. Reports are it's working well. Vista and Office 2007 users are finally getting some relief for some of the problems that have plagued their systems.
Vista Service Pack 1 comes with Windows Update, but you might have to update some drivers before it installs. For more information, start with Release Notes for Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.