Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Vista SP1 stable (after a reinstall)

I installed SP1 RC1 the first day it was available.  Almost immediately my Vista box would hang overnight.  It would seem to work great during the day but at night simply would not come out of sleep mode.  So I uninstalled it.

This past weekend I had a few extra minutes (or was it hours?) so I paved the box and reinstalled Vista x64 deciding this time to not install any third party drivers that I didn't absolutely have to have.  Turns out the only one I needed was for my Realtek audio chipset. 

I reapplied SP1 RC1 and after 3 days no hangs.  Everything seems rock solid.  Well, it is an RC and Microsoft has an amazingly hard job getting all the different flavors of machines out there to play nice with Vista.  All in all they do a fairly good job.  SP1 RC1 stable for me.. so far.

15 comments:

  1. For me, Vista (w/o) SP1 wasn´t stable, and it isn´t with SP1. The most annoying thing is it´s speed - slow as hell.

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  2. Thank you, I'm looking reference about vista, cause I'm still use XP.

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  3. Busby SEO Test - Chinese New Year 2009January 15, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    The Vista SP1 stable (after a reinstall) is not yet stable some bug to be fix... loading is problem with install it.

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  4. busby seo test caseJanuary 16, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    my vista is unstable and cant detech my tv tunner :(

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  5. I upgraded from XP to Vista and it was a mistake.

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  6. thanks!!i totally agree!!very cool and interesting!!great one

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  7. I use Vista x64 on one machine and x32 on another. I have sp1 installed. Vista is very stable for me. I run everything I ran on XP flawlessly, and it is much faster.

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  8. does anyone know how stable Vista Home Premium SP1 Is ?? i would like to know more about it before i download it..any help is appreciated.

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  9. Hello,

    Thought I would let you all know about my experience with Vista SP1 beta. Just to let everyone know, please don't flame vista or my rig, I know they both suck, but whatever. I'm hoping people will not have to live this and perhaps some guru out there can shed some light on what happened.

    I just built a new rig:
    9600 phenom
    ATI 3850
    Asus M3A
    2g Crutial 1066mhz
    500gb Seagate HD

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  10. I did not use Vista up to now and I think I go from XP directly to Windows 7.

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  11. I did not use Vista up to now and I think I go from XP directly to Windows 7.

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  12. Well, I'm still using XP and am reluctant to upgrade. However, after reading a few more positives I may later this year.

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  13. thanks for kool article.. loved it

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