Platform: Windows Vista
Number of downloads: 13208
Few people realise but Windows Vista was released as a public beta way back in Summer 2006, then installed on new PCs from the end of December the same year. However, since the original release there have been a few critical updates, security fixes and product enhancements, but no new features or a combined service pack. Install the original Vista now and you may find some of your more recent drivers may have a few issues with the operating system.
For this, and many other reasons, the entire Vista community has been eagerly awaiting the Service Pack 1 release. This package combines a number of the updates and fixes – along with some improvements and enhancements – since the original release. It’s worth downloading for any Vista user and should improve productivity as well as speed up your PC. Well, slightly.
There aren’t many new features in Service Pack 1, so don’t get too excited. However, the new update improves the security and adds impressive enhancements to the speed you can move and copy files between your local system and also a remote server. File transfer speed gains of up to 50% could be found by installing the new Service Pack. There is support for emerging and recent technologies. For instance, the wireless 802.11n standard is included as default in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
Note that the download here is for the 32-bit version of Windows Vista.