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What delivery method will you take for Windows Vista SP1


When downloading and installing Windows Vista SP1, you will have three download methods. They are: 
  •  Express
  • Standalone
  • Slipstream
Express - The Express installation will require an Internet connection but minimizes the download size by sending only the changes needed for a specific computer. Standalone - The standalone installation is about 1 GB in size and allows you to install Windows SP1 without an Internet connection. Slipstream - This version will come with a new the operating system. You will be able to install Windows Vista on a new machine with SP1 already included.

The actual update to Windows Vista SP1 is lengthy but once completed, I very quickly see that things are working better. The operating system is snappier. I encourage you to download and install the release candidate. Let me know your thoughts.

3 comments
t0n30
t0n30

I took the Express method...Very convenient...took about 2 hours to finish...but it's worth it...my vista machine is now running more smoothly...

Blue-J
Blue-J

Two computers updated easily, but slowly, through the downloaded standalone, both could not find the SP1 through Windows Update. One did, and I did it that way: quicker, but far more maintenance needed.

gjampol
gjampol

Microsoft released XP SP2 on a CD. Why not do the same with Vista SP1? I have a dial-up line, so using a CD makes sense.