Latest in Microsoft

Image credit:

Microsoft beams out Vista SP1 to beta testers

Darren Murph
September 24, 2007
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links



Right on cue, Microsoft has made available the (long-awaited) Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista to a private group of beta testers. One lucky user actually goes on to describe the update and note a number of positive changes, some of which include a much snappier logon experience, a new option in the Disk Defragmenter "allowing you to choose which volumes you would like to defragment," improvements in responsiveness when resuming from Hibernation / Sleep modes, and interestingly enough, slightly improved battery life on a tested laptop. Furthermore, "select members of the community" are also getting to give five new "reliability packages" a whirl, which are all slated to be available to the public before SP1 is released en masse. Be sure and hit the read link for the full rundown.

[Thanks, Dhanik M.]



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Live PlayStation 5 photos reveal a truly giant console

Live PlayStation 5 photos reveal a truly giant console

View
Microsoft releases a final preview for Windows 10's October update

Microsoft releases a final preview for Windows 10's October update

View
Verizon's $30 Unlimited Plus tablet plan offers 5G access

Verizon's $30 Unlimited Plus tablet plan offers 5G access

View
The original Pixelbook is out of stock on the Google Store (updated)

The original Pixelbook is out of stock on the Google Store (updated)

View
Homeland Security warns of a 'critical' security flaw in Windows servers

Homeland Security warns of a 'critical' security flaw in Windows servers

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr