Service Pack 2 - Vista

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Downloaded the ISO file for Vista Service Pack 2 from Microsoft and burned a DVD. Installed it on my laptop without any issues and am installing it on the wife's now. I am running Windows 7 RC on our desktop computer along with Linux.
 
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Had windowsupdate install vista SP2 on both laptops flawlessly. Will give it a few days/reboots..... before I draw a conclusion.
 
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 Originally Posted By: SrDriver
Downloaded the ISO file for Vista Service Pack 2 from Microsoft and burned a DVD. Installed it on my laptop without any issues and am installing it on the wife's now. I am running Windows 7 RC on our desktop computer along with Linux.
Do you need to use GRUB, or will the RC7 bootloader handle Linux? What I want to do is triple boot XP, RC7 and Linux.
 
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I installed SP2 on my partners HP laptop and now I'm doing a factory restore... Would boot up and Blue-screen and do a Memory Dump. Didn't like something I guess... I will do the Factory restore and then do the SP2 update right away to see if it's ok then. Worked fine on my Toshiba though...
 
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 Originally Posted By: StevieC
I installed SP2 on my partners HP laptop and now I'm doing a factory restore... Would boot up and Blue-screen and do a Memory Dump. Didn't like something I guess... I will do the Factory restore and then do the SP2 update right away to see if it's ok then. Worked fine on my Toshiba though...
Do a google search, I had something like this that was brand-specific (forget the brand) and I had to undo the SP2, regedit, change a "1" to a "4" then redo... bingo!
 
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 Originally Posted By: RTexasF
Loading it now, got my fingers crossed!
Worked fine on two Vista laptops...sure took long enough!
 
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 Originally Posted By: eljefino
 Originally Posted By: StevieC
I installed SP2 on my partners HP laptop and now I'm doing a factory restore... Would boot up and Blue-screen and do a Memory Dump. Didn't like something I guess... I will do the Factory restore and then do the SP2 update right away to see if it's ok then. Worked fine on my Toshiba though...
Do a google search, I had something like this that was brand-specific (forget the brand) and I had to undo the SP2, regedit, change a "1" to a "4" then redo... bingo!
Thanks for that... but I went for the reinstalled because there was some residue from other programs I had installed, lots of patches and updates and just a general sense that it needed a re-format anyways... So it's ok, I'm just a bit perturbed that I didn't get to do it when I decided.
 
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I installed it last week also. After install, my Avira quit working on start-up. After some research, I found out I needed to install Avira 9.x. After that, everything seems fine.
 
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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 downlaoded on my computer much faster and easier than Service Pack 1. And no problems at all.
 
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I've been holding off on letting Windows Update download SP2 for awhile to see if any news stories surfaced regarding problems with the install and/or the service pack itself. Since Google hasn't revealed anything, I did the install last night. Took about 30 minutes. So far, so good. Haven't really noticed any differences in how my system is performing.
 
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My system does seem to boot faster now. I didn't look to see how much free HD space I had before the install, so I don't know if I picked up any with SP2 or not.
 
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I was a little nervous prior to the install, so I "googled" about it to see if anyone was having problems... I read this comment about someone freeing up 40 Gb's on his hard-drive after updating! I didn't believe it, but it prompted me to do a before & after check. At least it freed up something, and all is well. Got no complaints about SP2. \:\!
 
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