Reader Feedback: Vista SP1 Success Stories
OK, so not everybody has a disaster
story or a cautionary tale
to tell about Vista. In the interest of balance,
here are a few happy tales of service packing.
Bob seems pretty pleased so far:
"I've been running Vista since beta 1, and my only complaint is user
access control. Everything else, including better drivers once they became
available (for mainstream hardware), and lots of other pluses made me a convert
on both x86 and x64 long ago. SP1 installed onto an x86 workstation, my main
x64 monster box and my Dell e1505 laptop without a hitch the day it was available
Excellent. As much as we enjoy bashing
Vista, these are the stories we (and partners) like to hear. Todd has another
"Vista SP1 installed flawlessly on my Dell laptop over the weekend.
It took about an hour or so for the whole process (wireless download through
Windows Update, install, reboot and three-step install). The Windows Update
process took care of everything. It was so easy, a caveman could do it.
"I haven't found anything it broke yet and didn't really have anything
I was waiting for it to fix. However, this laptop is only moderately used
for basic Web application testing (in IE 7, Firefox 3 beta, Safari 3 for Windows),
run-of-the-mill Web browsing and GoToMyPC access to my office desktop, so
I had really expected it would be a fairly low-risk update."
Ken is right there with you, Todd:
"So far, I have patched my home machine, and I have developed several
SP1 baselines for our enterprise, using Vista Enterprise. I have seen no problems
so far; in fact, I have noticed some improvement. However, we are still very
early in our enterprise development, but things are going well."
Very nice! Mike says that things are going (mostly) well, too:
"As an MCP, an associate to a Certified Partner and an inquisitive
techie, I started using Vista as soon as I could (partly as it is part of
"I have three machines running Vista, one with Enterprise, one with
Home Premium and one with Vista Ultimate. I have SP1ed the Enterprise version,
which runs on my Dell Inspiron 1300, which I mainly use for editing my photographs
in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and running Microsoft Expressions Web as well as Microsoft
Access for developing databases. My desktop PC has Vista Ultimate, which I
use for RAW image processing, printing and e-mail (Office 2007).
"I have not, as yet, experienced any post-SP1 issues. At work, we
have tested Vista (non-SP); however, one of our software vendors is still
having issues with the Vista version of their software due to significant
changes in the OS, and another vendor is having very noticeable speed issues
with their Vista version -- their new version still runs significantly faster
on XP SP2."
Well, Mike, even a mitigated success is still a success, especially as far
as Vista is concerned. Thanks to all who took the time to write, and remember
that the door to RCPU is always open at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Lee Pender on March 27, 2008 at 11:54 AM