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Windows Vista SP1 Refresh Available

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So I did the clean install of Vista SP1 Refresh.

+Seems faster

+4GB RAM now detected in 32-bit version

+No chattering Hard Disk after install

+So far all software installed, including NOD32 Version 3.0.621.0

+Explorer tasks very quick, noticably faster than RTM

-Real usable RAM still 3.32GB

That's it for now.

Thanks for the review :)

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Thanks for the review :)

You're welcome (Y)

I wish Microsoft waited to ship Windows Vista until this milestone. Seems Bill Gates might just feel the same way. :p

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Seems Bill Gates might just feel the same way. :p

He isn't the only one...

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If you are not an official beta tester, downloading this from other places is still illegal.

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I have also tested Bioshock and Crysis, both games are running well. Both feel more responsive and smoother with this latest (and last?) RC version of Vista SP1.

So far nothing but (Y) for Vista SP1 Refresh.

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Is there a changelog anywhere for this???????????????????

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can u post the link for the info page, not just the exe link as i want to read up abou ###### first

EDIT: that KB number (KB936330) according to microsoft is dated in 2007, there is no KB936330 dated yesterday from what i can find

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it could be true...... the original sp1 RC was wave 0 and this is wave 1

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It's the original one. Look here.

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As you can see on this screen shot of the properties sheet of the exe linked to it is not the same build as what people are saying is on connect and the timestamp also says 30th novemeber........

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It's the original one. Look here.

Yes but we are talking about the sizes of the standalone packages.... and these are different!

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Yes but we are talking about the sizes of the standalone packages.... and these are different!

Go down to the botton and you'll see it

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Go down to the botton and you'll see it

Yeah but........ that one there is called wave 1 and this one here is called wave 0..... why the difference?

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Yeah but........ that one there is called wave 1 and this one here is called wave 0..... why the difference?

Look at the title on top.

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so the wave 1 is the most recent one then? cool im downloading now

im guessing i have to uninstall the one SP1 first

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so the wave 1 is the most recent one then? cool im downloading now

im guessing i have to uninstall the one SP1 first

Dont bother because wave 1 and wave 0 both carry the same build numbers.... i just downloaded and checked. Bit wierd but i suppose this was all an understanding. neonerds is a good site for more information tho ............ :shiftyninja:

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ohh well i just uninstall the old service pack LOL, might as well install it again now LOL

strange though im pack to normal vista and the desktop is showing its a evauation copy, but when i go into system prop's its telling me that windwos is activted (and yes im an genuine (MSDN code ligit)

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Wave 1 has more languages thats all from what I've read.. wave 0 is all you need if you use english

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^^

I got a french system and used wave 0 . But in order to stop everyone : THIS IS NOT THE RC REFRESH (build version is still .668 ) !! So don't waste your time d/l and installing wave 1.

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Any other further reviews?

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strange though im pack to normal vista and the desktop is showing its a evauation copy, but when i go into system prop's its telling me that windwos is activted (and yes im an genuine (MSDN code ligit)

IIRC you'll need to reboot again after you uninstall the SP to remove the "Evaluation Copy" from your Desktop.

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IIRC you'll need to reboot again after you uninstall the SP to remove the "Evaluation Copy" from your Desktop.

There appears to be no desktop reminder on the refresh, and no expiry date!

Just rebooted and the reminder and expiry date reappeared!!

Edited by Tyke

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Curious, why is this?

The EFI partition has lots of low-level hardware drivers. Windows wouldn't be able to use the Mac ones.

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Managed to get it installed. Decided not to go the clean install route but instead went through and uninstalled the old version then installed this version. Whole process took 4 hours but surprisingly didnt break anything. Everything seems to be working well but having used the public release for so long now i cant actually see any differences between that one and this 'new' refresh!

Anyone else found any differences?

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