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Troubles range from a simple inability to download the software from Microsoft’s Windows Update site to sudden spikes in memory usage.
A day after it was released for public download, Windows Vista SP1 is drawing barbs from some computer users who say the software wrecked their systems.”I downloaded it via Windows Update, and got a bluescreen on the third part of the update,” wrote “Iggy33″ in a comment posted Wednesday onMicrosoft (NSDQ: MSFT)’s Vista team blog.
Iggy33 was just one of dozens of posters complaining about Vista Service Pack 1’s effect on their PCs. “What a disaster,” wrote “SeppDietrich” of the update. “It exiled all my Nvidia drivers to the Bermuda Triangle.”
“Bikkja” said that “after installing SP1 things seem to go really slow, even though my computer shouldn’t have any problems.”
Other troubles reported by Vista SP1 users ranged from a simple inability to download the software from Microsoft’s Windows Update site to sudden spikes in memory usage. “Went from using 650 MB RAM idle to 1 Gig… I’ll be switching back,” said “Kurrier.”
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4 Responses to Windows Vista SP1 Wreaks Havoc On Some PCs, Users Complain
I am going back to XP.. SP1 was Vista’s last chance and it failed!
I AM RUNNING WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE(SP1) AND I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS SO FAR. MY COMPUTOR IS A HP PAVILLION DV9408CA,4GB OF RAM & 160GB HARD DRIVE. I HAVE BEEN RUNNING THIS OS FOR OVER A YEAR AND SO I REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THE PROBLEMS ARE.
I’M OVER 50 AND THIS IS MY “VERY FIRST” COMPUTOR,SO MY KNOWLEGE IS VERY LIMITED. SO,KNOCK ON WOOD(LOL), I HOPE TO CONTINUE PROBLEM FREE. I DO ADMIT THAT I HAD A FEW KINKS TO WORK OUT BUT ALL IN ALL EVERYTHING SEEMS OK.
John, I’m glad everything is working for you now. Vista is really stable these days and has a bad name for itself.
I believe this is linked to the fact that half the world thinks they know everything about computers, and have more to complain about. 8 years ago, when XP went mainstream, users were less experienced and were just happy that they could get things done. It seems we now expect too much!
Thanks Rich. All I know is that life is a continuall learning experience and so is owning a computer,lol. Well, I wish everyone a “VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS” and a “HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR”. I also wish to thank everyone for all their hard work.
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