Could this be what fixes Vista for a lot of us?

Microsoft has apparently decided to release some updates for Windows Vista x86 and x64 versions to the testers.

Updates are:
Windows6.0-KB938194-x64.msu @ 3.65mb
Windows6.0-KB938194-x86.msu @ 2.13 mb
Windows6.0-KB938979-x64.msu @ 14.15mb
Windows6.0-KB938979-x86.msu @ 9.86mb

938979 Vista Performance and Reliability Pack: This update resolves a number of individual issues which may be affecting some computers running Windows Vista. These issues have been reported by customers using the Error Reporting service, product support, or other means. Installing this update will improve the performance and responsiveness for some scenarios and improves reliability of Windows Vista in a variety of scenarios. Some examples of the improvements contained in this update are...

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i love the fact that people keep saying "im not touching vista till SP1"
did service pack one fix all the issues with XP?

SP1 is not gunna work some sort of miracle
but i can happily lay money on the fact that a good percentage of people will be using vista in the next year and a half.

It's interesting to note that these 2 specific updates are beta testing now, well before a beta test of SP1 becomes available. This suggests to me that Microsoft have been working on these for a long while and that they are likely to release these well in advance of SP1.

It kind of strengthens my opinion that despite all the anti-hype after Vista RTM, it was arguably the most application-compatibility friendly, the most device-ready, the most stable and reliable OS at launch, ever. There's no need to rush out SP1 for the corporate crowd, although by the time it is released, it'll be well over 1 year from RTM.

Bleak Outlook said,
i love the fact that people keep saying "im not touching vista till SP1"
did service pack one fix all the issues with XP?

SP1 is not gunna work some sort of miracle
but i can happily lay money on the fact that a good percentage of people will be using vista in the next year and a half.

Exactly. Those who are waiting for some magic to happen when SP1 comes out are going to be disappointed - what are you waiting for exactly? Will there be new functionality - doubt it; will there be a classic XP Start Menu - uh uh; will the Windows 3.1 Print dialog box still be in there - of course! All the updates can already be easily packaged into a Vista installation image.

Vista's not perfect and there's quite a bit of polish I'd love to see but it is still light years ahead of XP in terms of, well everything from security to search. There's no way I'm going back. Ok, I must contradict myself here a little because I still dual-boot with XP Pro because of 2 games that don't work under Vista and my company requires me to use XP obviously to keep things standard.

Results that I've seen from users so far is about 50/50 positive vs. negative, with slightly better results with x86 compared to x64. One report stated that even after uninstalling the hotfixes, all changes did not revert back. He had to run a system restore.

Sawyer12 said,
Next Months Autopatcher *HINT* *HINT* ;)

well i hope that these particular files don't get added to auto patcher until they get the green light from testers ;)

my question was referring to an official release from microsoft

.charlie said,

well i hope that these particular files don't get added to auto patcher until they get the green light from testers ;)

my question was referring to an official release from microsoft

They could be added to auto patcher and we have the choice whether to install them or not.

Sawyer12 said,
Next Months Autopatcher *HINT* *HINT* ;)

It will be included if released officially. We don't include non-public hotfixes.