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What's New in Windows Vista SP2

What's New in Windows Vista SP2

Postby Grav!ty » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:21 am

For Download Links See: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta Download

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Windows Vista SP2 - What's Inside? What's Important?

December 2, 2008
By Celine Allee


With today's launch of the Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista
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Re: What's New in Windows Vista SP2

Postby JabbaPapa » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:10 am

The most important improvement, in terms of ordinary day-to-day desktop usage, in my opinion, would be :

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* Reduction of resources required for sidebar gadgets



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Re: What's New in Windows Vista SP2

Postby Cornflake » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:28 pm

I'd have to say this one is also one of the most important fixes:
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* Fixed issue where Wi-Fi connection was no longer available after resume from sleep


Can you imagine how many people called their PC vendor for tech support with a WiFi card presumably dead? Good thing I kept my mom's notebook on XP. She uses the laptop in the car for her appointments calendar and I have it set to put it to sleep when the lid is closed, so she can quickly open it up and look without wasting power to start up.

I'm shocked something like that made it without being fixed in SP1. Oh well, it's what I've come to expect. I can only imagine the wonderful problems in Windows 7. MS has promised to fix things that people are telling them need improved... but are we going to see things like GIF support added back in the picture viewer, or a sound system that doesn't suck? Noooo, of course not. The real problems in Windows now are the architectural changes that will unfortunately never be undone.
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Re: What's New in Windows Vista SP2

Postby GTX11 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:45 pm

Does anyone know when This is going to be released as final?
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Re: What's New in Windows Vista SP2

Postby Absolute-Zero » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:57 pm

Last rumour was for around April sometime.
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Re: What's New in Windows Vista SP2

Postby mnemonicj » Tue May 19, 2009 8:30 pm

Where the heck is Vista SP2?!?!?

I see that it has gone RTM and Technet subscribers can download it, but it is still not available for everyone else. Why the heck not?
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Re: What's New in Windows Vista SP2

Postby JabbaPapa » Wed May 20, 2009 9:07 am

mnemonicj wrote:Where the heck is Vista SP2?!?!?

I see that it has gone RTM and Technet subscribers can download it, but it is still not available for everyone else. Why the heck not?


Service Packs are only released after the basic localisation tasks have been performed, including translating it into all of the basic languages used and ensuring that all local laws have been obeyed.

This takes time :)

And btw the Beta testers can download it too :)
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