[access-uk] Re: Vista SP1

  • From: Douglas Harrison <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 17:37:34 -0000

Thanks for this very helpful reply, Tristram.  In the circumstances I think 
that I can safely 
afford to defer the updating for a little time.  I have been delaying the 
switch to broadband 
becausefor some time a move to a new house has seemed imminent, but I am 
beginning to 
think that I will have to take the plunge, even if it means going through the 
process twice.  If 
not, your suggestion of getting a friend to download it to cD for me might be 
an attractive 

On 28 Mar 2008 at 16:38, Tristram Llewellyn wrote:

> VISTA SP1 is fine as far as I can tell, you won't really notice any UI
> changes just that one or two areas seem more snappy and the whole thing
> less error prone.  If it is coming up under the Windows Update then your
> PC should take it fine.  As for downloading on dial-up; I don't think so,
> the ISP would cut you off well before you finnished.  Even so it would be
> less than 400MB through the Windows Update mechanism anyway.  I do not
> Microsoft think will be doing those free CDs again although I could be
> proved wrong.  In the four or five years since then broadband takeup has
> been large enough to obviate the need for anything similar.
> However the update is available as a stand alone update.  If you have a
> friend who wouldn't mind downloading it and burning to CD for you, then
> you could install the service pack from CD.
> The SP1 is not as urgent an update in the security sense as it was for XP
> service pack 2 anyway so you can rest somewhat more easily, it is however
> worth having though.
> Regards.
> Tristram Llewellyn
> tristram.llewellyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Technical Support


Douglas Harrison

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