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Vista SP1 beta issues

Postby guest » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:09 am

My apologies for taking so long to get back to you on this matter. I removed
the Vista SP almost immediately after it was installed and functionality was
retured with a little tweaking. I understand what BETA's are and the risks
entailed. That is the reason why I loaded on one of my systems first.

I think the part that troubled me most was that it showed up as a critical
update. This wasn't just on my own system but on several systems between two
of my clients and myself. Caution told them to hold off installing until
they spoke to me. I tried out the SP (knowing it was BETA only after delving
into the notes further) and felt its "unexpected issues." It was proptly

I think what annoyed me most was the way it appeared as a critical update
for Vista. had these clients not called me and went ahead and installed the
BETA SP for Vista it could have made for a very long day for me (since they
are contractiually bound it wouldnt be very profitable for me).

I assure you..developers or not... my clients wouldnt have known the SP was
available if it wasn't queued for them waiting to be installed via
auto-update. In fact thats how I came across it to try it in my office.

thanks for your help

"Adams Qu [MSFT]" <v-adamqu@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hello,
> Thank you for posting here. My name is Adams and I am glad to be working
> with you on this issue.
> From the problem description of the post you submitted, my understanding
> is: You have installed the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta version via
> the Automatic Update. After the installation, the Outlook no longer works
> and you have to uninstall the SP1 beta. If I have misunderstood about your
> concern, feel free to let me know.
> First of all, I would like to explain that the Windows Vista Service Pack
> 1
> RC1 for x64 is released for the public test purpose only and it may
> contain
> some bugs and cause some unexpectedly issues. It is always recommended
> installing this test version in the test environment only. For the
> Production Environment, please wait and install the Vista SP1 final
> version.
> However, you have also indicated that this Beta SP is released from the
> Windows Update as a "critical download". After confirming with our
> developers, I am afraid that the Vista SP1 RC1 has not been published via
> the Windows Update, it was only available on the Microsoft Download
> Center.
> Even the final version of Windows Vista SP1 has now been released, it will
> not be available for download on Windows Update and Microsoft Download
> Center soon. Instead, it will be available within two months for the
> security reason. For your reference, I have also included the detail
> release information of Windows Vista SP1 at the end of this post.
> NOTE: As the final version of the Windows Vista SP1 has been released to
> manufacturing (RTM) on Feb. 4th, the RC1 version has also been removed
> from
> the Download Center.
> I believe that it could be an unexpected behavior. I have also checked our
> internal database but cannot find the similar report sent from other
> users.
> In order to help you to troubleshoot this problem, would you please help
> me to capture a screenshot for this behavior? To do so, please refer to
> the
> steps below:
> ---
> 1. Please press the Print Screen key (PrtScn) on your keyboard.
> 2. Click Start, type MSPAINT in the Start Search bar and then press Enter.
> 3. In Paint, click Paste under the Edit Menu, click Save under the File
> menu, type a file name for the snap shot, choose JPEG as "Save as type",
> click "Desktop" on the left pane, and click Save.
> 4. Please find the screenshot on the Desktop and send it as an attachment
> to: v-adamqu@microsoft.com
> Reference Information: Windows Vista SP1 Release Information
> ===========================================
> In mid-March, we will release Windows Vista SP1 to Windows Update (in
> English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese) and to the download center
> on microsoft.com. Customers who visit Windows Update can choose to
> install
> Service Pack 1. If Windows Update determines that the system has one of
> the drivers we know to be problematic, then Windows Update will not offer
> SP1. Since we know that some customers may want to update to SP1 anyhow,
> the download center will allow anyone who wants to install SP1 to do so.
> In mid-April, we will begin delivering Windows Vista SP1 to Windows Vista
> customers who have chosen to have updates downloaded automatically. That
> said, any system that Windows Update determines has a driver known to not
> update successfully will not get SP1 automatically. As updates for these
> drivers become available, they will be installed automatically by Windows
> Update, which will unblock these systems from getting Service Pack 1. The
> result is that more and more systems will automatically get SP1, but only
> when we are confident they will have a good experience.
> The remaining languages will RTM in April.
> For detailed information, please refer to the following article:
> http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windo ... announcing
> -the-rtm-of-windows-vista-sp1.aspx
> Since the SP1 has been released to manufacturing, the previous beta or
> release candidate version has ended for evaluation. I suggest you wait
> until the SP1 is available for download. Thank you for your understanding.
> For your convenience, I have also included more information of Windows
> Vista SP1 as below:
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... 38089.aspx
> Hope it helps.
> Please let me know the results at your earliest convenience. If anything
> is
> unclear in my post, please don't hesitate to let me know and I will be
> glad
> to help. Thank you for your efforts and time.
> Have a nice day!
> Best regards,
> Adams Qu
> Microsoft Online Partner Support
> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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> Subject: Re: Vista SP1 Beta release
> Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 21:40:52 -0700
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> It is, but they shouldn't be pushing a beta SP release in their
> Auto-Update
> program as a "critical download." Please at least let them be accountable
> for what they are doing.
> "Jeff DePies" <jeff@depies.com> wrote in message
> news:%23qnGQGOdIHA.2556@TK2MSFTNGPRV02.privatenews.microsoft.com...
>> isn't that why they call it beta?
>> "ACG Support" <support@acgphx.com> wrote in message
>> news:uPdwhnLdIHA.2616@TK2MSFTNGPRV02.privatenews.microsoft.com...
>>> I'm appalled that MS would release this SP for Vista 64. I downloaded
> and
>>> installed the update on my system (which was working flawlessly I might
>>> add). It took forever to apply itself and then it screwed up my Outlook
>>> 2007 (wouldnt open at all outside safe mode). After uninstalling any
>>> plugin I had that related to Outlook 2007 I finally uninstalled the SP.
> I
>>> should say that uninstalling was a very long process as well.
> Considering
>>> the competition from MAC in the market place these days I would think MS
>>> would be a bit more cautious about putting out revisional updates (120MB
>>> is not a SP).
>>> I can only be thankful I didn't install this on a client computer.
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