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My computer wants to download 350MB of Vista SP2 - yea or nay

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Targettarget, May 27, 2009.

  1. Targettarget

    Targettarget Oilfield Trash

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    Should I download this "Vista Service Pack 2"???

    WTF is it?

    For 350MB, it had better be pretty good.
     
  2. zodiacbw

    zodiacbw

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    I've been using the beta/RC Vista SP2 for about a week now with no problems.

    MS claims it frees up some memory from various places, increased performance, and some other stuff. Make sure your backups are current and go for it.
     


  3. gh0st614

    gh0st614

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    they will just harass you with pop ups until you update anyways.
     
  4. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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  5. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    Yes dowload it you never know what it will fix. :cool:
    Regards
    DW
     
  6. jnojr

    jnojr Grrrrrrr...

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    That's what they always say.

    I'd skip it, wait a few weeks, se what happens to the poor suckers who go first. Like me... I can't stop that from being installed :( Unless I format my laptop and use XP, which I am strongly considering. Vista is a giant PITA.
     
  7. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    I am at 48% of my download right now. Wait for a bit so you don't bogart my bandwidth, mmm kay?
     
  8. JGrant

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    It's a much needed upgrade and it's free. Another plus is that Vista will recognize all 4GB of RAM if you have 4GB.
     
  9. Targettarget

    Targettarget Oilfield Trash

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    Mmmkay.

    :rofl::wavey:
     
  10. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    I downloaded and installed SP1, but I don't have an option to install SP2.
    Any ideas?
     
  11. Altaris

    Altaris

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    Just downloaded my 567MB Vista 64bit SP2. Time to hit install and see what happens.

    If you don't hear from me soon.....someone send me a new computer :supergrin:
     
  12. Targettarget

    Targettarget Oilfield Trash

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    It's funny because it's true. :upeyes:
     
  13. zodiacbw

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    Try rebooting if you haven't already.


    Correction: As of yesterday, you can download SP2 through TechNet
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2009
  14. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Vista SP2 has been around for well over a month now, Microsoft just "took their time" putting it on Automatic Updates. I've been running SP2 x64 since it was leaked, and it's fine.
     
  15. Nicky D

    Nicky D CLM

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    What do you mean? My Vista recognizes the 4GB's that are in my system. I am running 64bit. Are saying that a 32bit system will now show 4GB's?
     
  16. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    I just got my uncle a laptop with vista basic and am following these instructions for sp2 installation:

    Please follow the following steps below:

    Try running the System File Checker, this will scan protected system files and replace incorrect versions, with the correct Microsoft versions of the files.

    Step 1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt.

    Step 2. then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

    Step 3. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow.
    Step 4. Disconnect all the external devices from the computer that are not required for starting Windows.

    Step 5. Download Standalone version of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 from the following link : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...4a-55ec-4972-a0d7-b1a6fedf51a7&displaylang=en

    Step 6 . Install Standalone version of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 from safe mode option.

    Please refer the links below:

    System File Checker: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933528

    A description of the Safe Mode Boot options: support.microsoft.com/kb/315222
    How to obtain latest service pack : support.microsoft.com/kb/935791
     
  17. LongGoneDays

    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    I don't even have SP1 yet. Too worried about the issues other people had. I guess they got that fixed now. *shrug*
     
  18. Stonewall308

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    Vista sucks. I bought this computer when you could still get XP, and I really wish I had not opted for Vista.
     
  19. LongGoneDays

    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    You have to have sp1 before you can install sp2. I don't remember XP being like that.