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Microsoft Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Released

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  1. farlex85

    farlex85 New Member

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    Vista's an odd one like that. After a while now I've come to the conclusion that it speeds itself up over time, and tends to slow down if adding SPs. I've noticed that on re-formatting things seem to slow down (sort of counter-intuitive to what I expect), and yeah I remember when I installed SP1 manually after my last re-format I was baffled at why things were moving so slowly (comparatively speaking). After a while though things picked up again, and I think it's now faster than ever. Vista is a good learner I think. Purely subjective though, I don't have any data to back that up.

    At any rate Service Packs add to stability, but I wouldn't expect performance increases with them, regardless of the OS>
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    Well then with all due respect, he should allow others to make their own choices. If they want to acquire a piece of software by whatever means, then thats their prerogative. One shouldn't let another persons actions get the better of him. IMO, its no concern of anyone's but the person doing it.

    Thats all that Ill say here. PM me otherwise.

    After using Windows 7, I hate Vista now.
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    If i dont like sp2 can it be removed?
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    I've had 7 installed since it's beta release, I still use Vista far more. I like 7, but for some reason I still like Vista more. Still seems a bit faster and 7 still seems to have some kinks, and I just don't like some of the layout of 7 as much as vista. Vista remains my favorite OS I've ever used.

    What don't you like? But yes I think so just go to add/remove programs.
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    Its going to become baseline eventually :ohwell:
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I know what your saying Dippy, but for now if i install it and dislike it can it be removed?
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    I repeat, go to add/remove programs, then click on show windows updates on the left side.
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    lol my bad, i was typing the same time you did and missed you reply.... thanks mate :toast:
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    S'all good, I'm not fully confident that will work anyway, but that's how to remove most updates. Never tried a SP though. If you can't do it there I doubt you could do it anywhere though.
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    well i guess i could do a dang system restore?
    but any ways sp2 d/l is done... ill give my thoughts later
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    Well so far i think the sp2 rocks.... my rig before was snappy opening up and running programs but indeed sp2 is waaaay snappier!!!
    It just seems to be better over all... :toast:
    But the test..... lets see how it holds a 4GHz OC lol.... One can only hope for sucess :p
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    int main{
    If (system=overclocked){
    BSOD;
    Else
    startWindows;
    return 0;
    }

    They forgot that in the patch notes, sorry.
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    I heard if you download service pack 2 it will steal your first born and make you say Rumpelstiltskin backwards.
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    Nikstlitslepmur?!:eek: I think I'll use SP2 whenever Microsoft makes me do it.
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    i didn't really expect anyone to be negative towards SP2, it's a service pack lol. plus it only took my system like 15min once downloaded for it to complete installation with the reboot and whatnot. So if you wanted could make a restore point then install. Find anything you don't like then go back to the system restore, but i dout you will as the only difference i've noticed is my system is "snappier" as someone put it earlier. Most people jump for joy with SP releases, u boys got my confuzzled :confused: any particular reason u don't want to install SP2 besides the lack of desire to take the time to update? :laugh:
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    Microsoft has a bad habit of fixing things that ain't broken. Anyway I'm digging SP2.
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    well its holding lol.... me like sp2
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    take the sp2 leap Erocker, you'll be glad you did!!!
    and you can remove it under
    Control panel--Programs and features--Installed updates :D
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    it took just under 12min from clicking d/l to install to reboot to happy happy lol sp2 works real well imo. :toast:
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    Cool. Does anyone know how much larger this will make Vista 64bit. I have my O/S on a smallish SSD and it's running out of room.
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    it was showing as just a tad over half a gb but i believe it included sp1 as well so mabey 250mb im guessing as long as sp1 is already installed
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    OMG erocker.... your avatar is a blast from the past!!! i loved that black hole movie!!! sorry im not hi jakin this thread but just needed to say :toast:
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    yep SP2 definitely isn't a negative release. still tryin to find a review comparing current SP2 to SP1, and SP2 shouldn't include SP1 as it states you need to have SP1 installed first
    [​IMG]

    just lil suggestion fullinfusion, just click the edit button instead of double posting ;) figured with 7 stars u'd know that by now :p.
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    Note to self. Do not look up black hole in google images.
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    Does it bring up a picture of my former boss with a circle around where the heart should be?

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