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Community Newsletter: Q&A forum: Should I download Windows Vista SP1 patch?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) August 15, 2008 10:25 AM PDT

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Should I download Windows Vista SP1 patch?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 8/15/08 10:25 AM


I have a HP Pavilion with Vista Home Premium. I know that the
SP1 patch for Vista came out back in May, but I have not
downloaded it yet. I tried to read all of the articles about
the SP1 patch, and basically came to the conclusion that
there were good reasons to download the patch, but also that
the patch could compromise my PC. I've also read that you
need to make sure that your PC is up to all requirements by
the manufacturer of your PC before downloading this patch.
My questions are: Am I being foolish in not downloading the
SP1 patch? What steps should I take before download this
patch? If I download and have problems, will I be able to do
a system restore to a point prior to downloading the patch?
I have been helped many times by using this forum, and I want
to thank all of the contributors that take the time to help
us with our questions and problems.

--Submitted by Mary R.

Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but please do read up on all the advice and suggestions that our members have contributed to this member's question.

Installing Windows Service Packs --Submitted by waytron

Definitely download Windows Vista SP1 --Submitted by TechFleur

Vista SP1 upgrade --Submitted by rkinne01

Thank you note from Mary R.

If you have any addition advice or recommendations for Mary, please click on the reply link and submit it. Please be as detailed as possible in your advice. Thanks!

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