Microsoft, on Tuesday, finally released the long awaited Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to its customers. The SP1 was already rolled out to RTMs in February 2008. The Service Pack is expected to resolve most of the issues with Windows Vista. It addresses reliability, compatibility & performance related issues & adds supports for new hardware as well as new standards. The Service Pack was long awaited by most of the Vista users & the technology gurus predict that it will help Microsoft to boost sales as Windows XP users are now expected to upgrade to Windows Vista.
The service pack is also expected to disable most of the software OEM simulation hacks. After installing SP1 if the copy is found as a non-genuine copy Windows will display a message instead of going into reduced functionality mode.
You can download the SP1 from Windows Update or you can download the standalone installer,which supports five languages(English (US), French, German, Japanese, or Spanish-Traditional), from Microsoft.com. The direct links for SP1 are:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1-KB936330 (x86/32-bit):
Windows6.0-KB936330-X86-wave0.exe 434.5 MB 3/18/2008
Windows Vista Service Pack 1-KB936330 (x64/64-bit):
Windows6.0-KB936330-X64-wave0.exe 726.5 MB 3/18/2008
Author- Rajbir Singh