Since Vista SP1 has been in Beta stages there have been many problems with the highly anticipated release. Unfortunately many users have reported big problems with the SP and many have vowed to wait until it has been thoroughly proven as stable until the take the plunge.
If you want to install it on your own schedule rather than letting the update hijack your PC, use the standalone installer.
Don’t want SP1? Just use the Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool to keep Windows Update from installing it.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Information
- Windows Vista SP1 is available in all 36 Windows Vista languages via the stand-alone installer and Windows Update. For TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers, the DVD image of Windows Vista with SP1 is available for download in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese Traditional (HK), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional (TW), Portuguese (Brazil), Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedish. It will be available in all 36 languages within a few weeks.
- Things to know about Windows Vista Service Pack 1
- Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Support
- Frequently Asked Questions