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Vista Service Pack 2 Now Ready for Download

#1 User is offline   PCWorld 

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:51 AM

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:58 AM

downloading through Win Update now -- I hope I don't regret it cuz I have work to do. lol.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 01:09 PM

The update took about 45 minutes -- including the download. Boot up seems a bit faster, but everything else is about the same for me on a Core 2 Duo with 4GB of RAM. I have many services disabled at boot up for gaming purposes; so, maybe that's why I'm not seeing much of a difference.

Kind of funny -- my Google Notebook plugin for Firefox 3 now works perfectly, thanks to the Vista SP2 update. Now, if only Google would resume development of the Notebook project, I'd be set. :)

SP2 doesn't seem to be anything to fear.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 01:51 PM

Thanks for the update TBolt !!



As I opened my PC , the autoupdate (which is set to ask before downloading)

just appeared in the Notification area. The size of the download is 379MB so,

that shouldn't take more than 15minutes (10MB line). I just hope it goes as

well as your's did.



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Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:13 PM

haay salamat (thank goodness) the buggy OS gets a performance makeover
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:18 PM

WOW! I installed it and guess what. It still has a wig and lipstick. Faster, not that I can prove. But it aparently fixed a few tiny little annoyances, not the performance issues.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:05 PM

If you're having problems installing the update, try this fix.

windowsfixup.com/2009/05/windows-vista-sp2-wont-install-fixes/
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:53 PM

Hey mrmistofoles !!



Wellcome to PCWorld Community !



I would like to thank you for this update resolve page. it will most likely

come in handy as not every PC is created equal and there will be some

errors and SP2s that will not want to install. If at any point you could help

out then, by all means , we would appreciate your input.



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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:23 PM

I just download and install it, and wow! my computer become speedy.. thanks SP2
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:33 PM

What's so special with SP2 compare to SP1 ???
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:00 AM

Hey idoumghar !!



Well, for one thing , it will fix some of the issues that were reported to Microsoft over

the last two years. If you have the time , read this, it will explain what it does and what

changes are done to Vista SP1 :

http://www.winvistaclub.com/e54.html .

Scroll down to the Features section.



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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:03 AM

I downloaded the file and ran it and it said I needed the 64 bit version. I don't see a 64 bit version. Help!
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:29 AM

Should be in Wds Auto-update by now....Or you can get it here...:

www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Windows-Vista-Service-Pack-2-Download-112640.html

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:37 AM

Just installed SP2. There are 40GB additional free space on my hard drive. That's kind of strange. I don't know if installing SP2 has anything to do with it, but the free space on my hard drive is increased by 40gb.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:52 AM

@ Sigit's comment --

Wow! I didn't notice that til now. I went from about 88GB free to 122GB free. That's a significant change "under the hood," isn't it?
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:42 PM

To Sigit and TBolt, Yup dudes, I installed SP2 at 9 AM (EST) and sure enough, My HDD got "tightened up" too.It took about 50 minutes. Windows Home Premium Vista AMD 64bit. I originally attributed the increased free space to my Advanced System Care software but now that I think of it, the free space increase happened right after SP2 got installed, not right after I ran the ASC program to clean up after SP2. The only odd thing I noticed was that Microsoft rebooted my computer 3 times after installation. I don't recall any of the XP service packs doing this but maybe it was because of the size of the Vista SP2 (597 MB).
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:32 PM

Downloaded SP2 this afternoon. I have not noticed any differences before and after the update. But will keep an eye out and posted anything new.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:15 AM

Downloaded SP2 this morning, it took about 50 minutes with 1 reboot. ... Wow thanks Microsoft, my HDD went from 115GB of available space to 145GB. Plus my PC is really much faster now, I can bounce from web site to web site with no lag time at all - instant response. This was a SIGNIFICANT improvement to the OS.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 02:29 PM

Down loaded it earlier today, hopefully
my shut downs will a little faster,and the mysterious glitches will disappear as well.

If,as reported above, there is some increase in free space on the hard drive, I'll take it!
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:19 PM

what a nightmare... d/l SP2 yesterday--or at least tried to at first--- when I got a notice to update.. hung up at 45%... called MS.. was on phone for 2+ hrs the first time--. then they said they'd call me back which they did.. 2 more hours trying to get it to w*rk... when it installed it knocked out IE.. had tto re-download IE using my favorite--Firefox--.. then made my entire system so slow it was at a crawl.. told MS Tech I wanted it removed... another nightmare as it was as slow taking it out as it was going in ...

MS tech said it was too new so many problems were expected.. he said phones were ringing off hook about it..

my advice.. stay away from this nightmare update for a while.. wish I did... and I thought Vista was a horror to begin with... who tests these updates out.. obviously not MS
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