Interesting List

  crosstrainer 16:16 22 Feb 2008

Of catagories which SP1 will (alledgedly) Address:

Fixes Category
75 Internet Explorer
41 Sleep/Hibernation & Power Management
38 Storage
35 Hardware and Drivers
35 Networking
28 Desktop and Shell
25 Printing & Scanning Technologies
25 .NET Framework, Data Components, Development Tools
24 Setup, Deployment, Backup, and Activation
24 Windows Media Center
23 International/Localization
20 Computer Management, Administration, and Tools
19 Application Compatibility
19 Multimedia
16 Performance and Reliability
16 Startup/Shutdown
13 Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
13 Windows Media Player and Related Technologies
12 Security
12 Remote Access, VPN
8 IIS and WebDAV issues
7 Wireless Networking
7 Offline Files
6 Windows Mail and Web-based Software
5 Windows Sidebar and SideShow
5 Windows Portable Devices

In total 550+ seperate hotfixes are applied in the service pack, and as posted elsewhere here, a number of software applications will "either cease to function, or have reduced functionality"

March is going to be an interesting month!

  anskyber 16:22 22 Feb 2008

It is an interesting list. The "cease to function" or "reduced functionality" list is widely reported inaccurately.

This link sets it out click here and as can be see the real message is ensure you have the latest version which is Vista compliant installed which will work with SP1.

  crosstrainer 16:36 22 Feb 2008

From hands on configuration, that even with the "pulled" patch correctly installed, that 2 of the apps on the list do not work with SP1 at all.

One of them (Trend Micro Products 07 / 08) Despite a published update, cause system failure. As far as the hardware section is concerned, I've yet to have any major problems, but although my home machines are patched and ready....I'm waiting to see what else I can crash in the workshop before updating at home.

  sinbads 17:30 22 Feb 2008

Well i for one will not download sp1 till i'm sure its ok, if the past pre releases are anything to go by

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