No Hurry For Windows Vista And XP Service Packs

by admin May 10, 2008 at 11:00 am

After finding a few last-minute problems with Vista Service Pack 1 and XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) delayed deployment on both of them. Now they’re both back and ready for download, either manually or through Windows Update.

Hold on there, pilgrim! There’s no hurry. Urgent updates such as security patches are delivered as soon as they’re available. The additional patches in service packs deal with problems that are not security issues. The Vista file copy performance problem, for example, has been fixed by Vista SP1, along with dozens of other issues. The XP SP3 fix list is similarly impressive. Yet there’s no need to jump right on to installing these service packs unless they fix a problem you urgently need to solve.

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