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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Published: April 15, 2008

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 contains changes focused on addressing specific reliability and performance issues, supporting new types of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. Windows Vista SP1 also addresses some management, deployment, and support challenges.

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Windows SP Blocker Tool Resources

Windows Service Pack blocker tool

A blocker tool is available for organizations that would like to temporarily prevent installation of Windows Service Pack updates through Windows Update.

Windows Operating System Service Pack Blocker Toolkit: Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

Release Notes for Windows Vista Service Pack 1

These release notes address late-breaking issues and information about this release of Windows Vista SP1.

Hotfixes and security updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1

This document contains a list of all the hotfixes and security updates included in Windows Vista SP1.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Deployment Guide

These three guides provide instructions for evaluating and deploying Windows Vista SP1.

Windows Vista SP 1 Information

  • Windows Vista SP1 is available in all 36 Windows Vista languages via the stand-alone installer and Windows Update. For TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers, the DVD image of Windows Vista with SP1 is available for download in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese Traditional (HK), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional (TW), Portuguese (Brazil), Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedish. It will be available in all 36 languages within a few weeks.
  • Things to know about Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Support
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Product Evaluation

Overview of Windows Vista Service Pack 1

This white paper presents an overview of Windows Vista SP1 and the improvements it contains.

Notable Changes in Windows Vista Service Pack 1

This document provides more detail about the notable changes made to Windows Vista in Service Pack 1, which were focused on addressing specific reliability, performance, and compatibility issues, supporting new types of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards.

Deployment

Deployment Guide for the Windows Vista Service Pack 1

This guide includes technical information, procedures, and recommendations for installing Windows Vista SP1 in a business or corporate environment.

New Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 for Windows Vista Service Pack 1

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is now updated to support automated imaging and deployment of Windows Vista SP1-integrated operating systems.