service pack 1

  PH1 02:24 06 Apr 2008

should I install windows vista service pack 1 and if so why?

  rawprawn 07:24 06 Apr 2008

Until SP1 comes offered as a normal update, I would suggest that you wait. There are still some driver problems depending on your machine which need to be resolved. When they are resolved SP1 will be offered as a normal update.
If however you wish to "Tinker" go ahead, but make full backups before doing so!
I loaded the full SP1 without it being offered, but I was prepared for any unforeseen consequences.

  sunny staines 09:42 06 Apr 2008

sp1 is now available in the shops included in new vista discs.[not seen the ulitimate one yet though]

also free sp1 disc in some computer mags next month.

  Pine Man 09:57 06 Apr 2008

As rawprawn states, wait for the windows update for SP1.

I tried to jump the gun and use the 'fits all' download and even though the installation was deemed successful it played havoc with my PC. If you do try it the only saving grace is that the uninstall facility works!

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