Microsoft Releases First Batch of Updates for Vista

Microsoft has made the first batch of updates for Vista available via the built-in Windows Update client. If you don't see the 22 updates, manually "Check for updates".

Here's the breakdown:

  • 5 Updates for both 32bit and 64bit flavours of Vista (KB930857), (KB928089), (KB929427), (KB931573) & (KB929735)
  • 15 Language Packs (Chinese Hong Kong, Chine Simplified, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish)
  • 2 Ultimate Extras (BitLocker and EFS enhancements & Hold Em Poker Game)
Link: Forum Discussion (Thanks Littleneutrino & TCLN Ryster)

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£115 - Vista Ultimate OEM - This version is locked onto the computer it is installed on.

£330 - Vista Ultimate Retail - This version allows 1 per computer, will reinstall and can be uninstalled and moved.


I think the costs outweigh the benifit, most of the new games coming out are either from EA, complete **** or don't require DX10.

Unreal 2007 is not based on DX10 so I think I'll stick with my PC.

Is Windows XP Pro x64 worth getting?

I've got dreamscene since i couldnt wait for MS to release it officially.. and it totally rocks.!!

i played a wmd-hd T2 as my background and less than 5% cpu usage!! totally owns!! works smoothly with aero effects and win+tab -plays live too on background and window!

amd x2 4400+ 2gb ram, x1950xtx with new 7.1 drivers. 1920x1080 res 24" dell tft.

i did noticed my gpu temp increase-after 15mins- it seems the gpu does all the hard work and the cpu takes it easy :P

i also tried a *.ts hdtv file too- a 10gb 1080p video and that like 8-10% cpu..

Dreamscene is already out but you know... not in a very legitimate way. However, if you have a legitimate copy of Vista, it would be ethical for you to get Dreamscene for free now without having to wait. I'm so happy, my university gives out free Vista Business downloads and I just got it. Glad I waited and now no need to worry about any cracks or activation patches.

The beta copy that's floating around? It's a little twitchy with high-def, and I have a really nice processor (Core Duo 2.16ghz)

of course like always... they let you see something cool and take it away like that... (hopefully they wont take it away like private folder!)

I wonder if the Language updates will turn the OS itself into the said language, like Mac OS X does when you switch them! (Like, if you choose Japanese, everything turns into japanese, which is very sweet, and it happens on the fly). I'm downloading Japanese right now so I hope it's that!

too bad these updates dont close those low level hooks that sony and other companies can use to get in or remove that drm garbage.

Uh, ring-0 access? That would be solved with PatchGuard. And if you remove HD playback "DRM" you lose the ability to view HD movies. Take your pick.

ultimate extras... bitlocker tool is nice, texas holdem needs to be multplayer. .. Dreamscene coming at midnight?

Update #KB929735 shows right now as for:

"You may not find the file that you want when you use Advanced Search to search by date and you use a Japanese calendar format in Windows Vista"

Source

Microsoft's knowledgebase system appears to be having a few issues at the moment so some of the details are not available, but later on when it's fixed, lookup the KB numbers on microsoft.com in this screenshot that I posted:
http://uploads.neowin.net/download.php?fil...ame=updates.jpg

"KB Article is not Available
Search the Knowledge Base (KB) is currently not available. We are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible."

According to windows update itself (I just checked):

5 updates available to me, in order:

Something about error reporting accidentally sending information without you knowing
Fix for an issue where you have to activate a pre-installed copy of Vista
Application compatibility fixes (no specifics)
IE Phishing filter performance fix (for sites using multiple frames)
A fix for some obscure error with windows search not giving all the results when a non-Gregorian calender i used.


Here are the details:

Update for Windows Vista (KB930857)
Update type: Important
Install this update to fix an issue with Windows Error Reporting that may cause some information about application errors to be sent to Microsoft without notifying you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80935

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Update for Windows Vista (KB929735)
Update type: Optional
Install this update to resolve an issue that prevents Windows Search from returning a complete set of results when a search is performed using the date option and a non-Gregorian calendar is in use.
More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80403

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Update for Windows Vista (KB928089)
This update resolves a performance issue with the Internet Explorer Phishing Filter when visiting web pages that contain multiple frames or when multiple frame navigations occur quickly. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80891

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Update for Windows Vista (KB929427)
Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80402

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Update for Windows Vista (KB931573)
Update type: Recommended
Install this update to resolve an issue where you may be prompted to activate a pre-installed copy of Windows Vista. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82159

Looks like blowing it out to business a couple months early is helping nail up some bugs.
Nice to see MS not setting on their laurels.

all i have to say is that it ???
lol
4 months and thats all we get ?!?

haha im joking :P :P :P

its good to see them trickle through - here to more coming in the next few weeks!

The actual launch was two months ago. Today was just the General Availability date.
In other words, today is the day that all the suckers who don't know squat about OS get to line up to pay MS money for something based on marketing hype and flashy ads.
The rest of us have been playing with Vista for months, if not years.

Would you rather they didn't patch things, you'll moan if they leave problems open and you'll moan that they're fixing them too quickly. Grow up man.