Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone

Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 30 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.0 Build 6002
File Size:
434.5MB
Date Added:
March 19, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows/Vista
Total Downloads:
94,136
Downloads Last Week:
22
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Microsoft warns that the SP1 RC and the Refresh should not be installed on primary or mission critical machines, and rightfully so. This is not a basic Service Pack, but a beta, and should only be installed if you feel comfortable making serious and potentially severe adjustments to your machine.

If you installed the SP1 Release Candidate from December 2007, uninstall it before installing this RC Refresh. To install the Refresh, download the self-extracting EXE and right-click on the CMD file. Choose Run as administrator. This creates a Registry key to allow the update to install. Now go back to the Control Panel and go to System and Maintenance/Windows Update, turn automatic updating on, and select Check for updates. This way you stand a better chance of Vista detecting the SP1 RC Refresh on Microsoft's servers. Microsoft's documentation on the installation warns that it can take up to an hour to detect the patch.

Vista will automatically download and install two patches before running the SP1 Refresh, and Enterprise and Ultimate versions will install a third patch to make their BitLocker Encryption functions compatible. Users have noted that the biggest difference seems to be on laptops running Vista, where battery life increased. However, as this is a beta and a buggy and hard-to-install one at that, we recommend waiting until a more stable version is released.

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  • All Versions:

    2.8

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 13
  • Current Version:

    2.7

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 11
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  • 4 stars

    "A good patch worth installing"

    October 10, 2008   |   By graemeberry

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    Has only really smoothed the creases from the release of Vista which was predictable. Looking forward for SP 2 which should implement some nice tools.

    Cons

    Only issue is lenght of time to install when other applications have been installed before hand.

    Summary

    Install it as it will boost the vista experience.

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  • 1 stars

    "SLOWS DOWN MY LAPTOP BOOTUP BY 2 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!"

    July 30, 2008   |   By alvinneo

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    There is no obvious benifit from installing this, i suppose it can solve some compatibility issues.

    It does not affect normal PC activities

    Cons

    1.Slows down my super optimized startup(1 minute) to 3 minutes!

    2.download was slow(not a very serious problem)

    3.you cannot uninstall it

    This really makesme very angry. i have tuneup utilities 2008,wopti,ccleaner and other optimization software which boost my startup time to just under 1 minute,but after installing this **** from MICROSOFT, my entire startup just slow to a hog. now F*** microsoft.

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  • 5 stars

    "Yup...chuffed I installed it"

    July 09, 2008   |   By chonkers

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    together with the security, tweaking and default apps, I think SP1 is real added value...i have noticed a general, all round efficiency step up...from starup to shut down...scans thru to defragging etc...etc...particularly on HomePremium..the restore points summarily deleted themselves leaving me without a RP at all...wierd...this is now fixed..coolio

    I have noticed however that on HomeP copying from disc drive to the HDD has slowed somewhat....however on Ultimate its whizz bang...hmmm!...still i give it a giga thumbs up

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  • 5 stars

    "IT is super!"

    May 08, 2008   |   By scepanovic.nikola

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    This software is very super and it is the best!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "cCashed mt system right off!"

    April 12, 2008   |   By SoftwarePI

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    ZERO again! created a never ending cycle of blue death within minutes of install.

    Cons

    Can't you read? Or, did you give this junk a good rating because anything Microsoft is good if you use Vista? You will hate yourself when you find your review shuved up the dark side so far a jack hammer can't get it out.

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  • 1 stars

    "Install this and you will need a mirical."

    April 11, 2008   |   By miracleman3

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    Nothing whatsoever.

    Cons

    I do believe Microsoft, in their zest to improve Vista, they have released a system destroyer instead of a service pack. I know it destroyed my Dell XPS. I had all the disks to reformat the hard drive and re-install Vista or I'd have been up the creek without a paddle as they say. Blue screen that had no fix at all. Like the others after said blue screen, system restore was laid waste. It's up to you, but I'd block this install at all costs, at least for now. Change your update settings. Hide this bad boy, please. I did and I'm up and running fast and stable.

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  • 1 stars

    "NONE!"

    April 08, 2008   |   By new_breed

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    Re-formatted my PC three times because of this (can't say what I'd like to say) garbage. Microsoft has to be aware of these problems by now. I'm tickesd off so bad you just don't know. Fix it, now, or kill it is what I say. I've blocked the installation and am hoping I can keep my system running this time but theres no telling.

    Cons

    Read above and allow install at your own risk. Makes me feel like I've been used by Microsoft without my permission.

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  • 1 stars

    "Make sure you backup your system first !!!!"

    April 06, 2008   |   By gazbrewer

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    Hmmmm, installed ok on my PC.

    Cons

    SP1 crashed my laptop, would not boot at all. I'm an MCSE, but I still could not recover it. I used the recovery menu command prompt to copy any files I didn't have backed up onto a USB drive, before I rebuilt my laptop. Use with caution.

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  • 5 stars

    "its good"

    April 06, 2008   |   By ankit231085

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    its good

    Cons

    its good

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  • 1 stars

    "They really blew it this time!"

    April 06, 2008   |   By sharkhunter922

    Version: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about SP 1 for Vista at all! What kind of idiots does Bill Gates have working at Microsoft? In their over zeal to improve Vista, they blundered badly. This is, undoubtedly a minus star update, that was released way to soon.

    Cons

    Installed, blue screen, memory dump several times. Tried to restore system every way known to man, from windows, from safe mode and from my Vista DVD. nothing. More blue screen, memory dump errors. Reformat was the only solution. What a load of you know what, this is! I truly feel bad for those who have no disks or thse knowledge to reformat after this service pack is done trashing their systems.

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