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Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) tread lightly warning

27/03/08

Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) tread lightly warning

Permalink 11:25:03 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Technical Tips

Link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936330

I have just installed Windows Vista SP1 for the first time. It is now available via Windows Update although not automatically installed unless Microsoft determine that all your drivers are in a state that they will not cause you a problem with SP1 installed. I can vouch for the desirability of this as I downloaded anyway and the only change I noticed after it installed was that it had disabled the graphics card. I had to obtain the latest drivers from the manufacturer and install them before I could get a decent looking screen back.

To avoid this type of problem in some situations it may be worth running a program that copies all drivers on your system to a My Drivers folder before you start. Then, if there is a later problem, it is easy to restore from the backup copy you made. The program I used for this - DriverMax, is freely available from
http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/index.htm

Find out what is in SP1 by visiting here.

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