Thursday, January 17, 2008

Don't get Vista's SP1 RC Refresh Yet.

Reasons why here.

Downloading and installing the patches takes a couple of hours, depending on how many updates your machine needs. However, more than 30 hours after first installing a clean version of the SP1 RC Refresh, it's still finding missing updates linked to the SP1. While the changelog for the initial Release Candidate was long and detailed, the new RC Refresh is beset by a dearth of information.

Given that, the amount of time it will take to load all the patches and bug fixes, and that some of those may not yet be ready for prime time, I'm going to recommend that most users give SP1 RC Refresh a pass until a better update comes out.

Only if you feel incredibly comfortable crippling your machine should you bother with this monstrosity.

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