is there a differance between RC and SP1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by net_travler, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. net_travler

    net_travler New Member

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    I have been running RC release of SP1 for a few months with NO issues.

    Yesterday I downloaded the SP1 release from link I found on this forum.

    http://winvistaforums.com/blogs/bios/9-download-windows-vista-service-pack-1-sp1-upgrade.html

    I am a little worried about uninstalling RC and re-installing SP1 because of the warning noted on this post

    "using this file may violate the End User License Agreement from Microsoft"

    I'm just wondering if anyone knows if there is any real differance between RC and the SP1 releases ?
     
  2. Waxinator

    Waxinator Senior Member

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    Yes I am shure there has been some updates in between versions.

    Since you have had no problems with your current RC I suggest you wait
    for the official Windows Update in mid mars.

    Since there still are some issues even with this final version, by the time it is available for download,
    several SP1 updates will also be available there.

    About the warnings...
    This is just a way to say "Don't blame me for what I just did"...
    The SP1 update can still be uninstalled if you don't like it.
     
  3. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    The copy that 'was' available is supposed to be the '1800' version that will be released in March. According to a blog at Zdnet though MS are staying tight-lipped concerning if this is true or not. So as the above poster say's, if your not getting any problems and are worried concerning this version, wait until March.
     
  4. Waxinator

    Waxinator Senior Member

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    You never know when it's the real thing... :(

     
  5. bios

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    There is no way to 100% determine whether the RTM is different from SP1 RC Refresh 2 which almost no one has except Microsoft Connect testers. We are sure that the files we had up are from Microsoft. Its possible they released SP1 RC Refresh 2 as the RTM if there were no major bugs found. As we stated earlier the new Windows Automated Installer Kit references the final version of Vista SP1 as Build 18000. "Build 18000" is an external even number for the RTM build.

    6001.18000.080126-2040 - > Refresh 2 and probable Vista SP1 RTM
     
  6. ex_brit

    ex_brit Honorable Member

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    I have refresh 2 and my build is: 6001.18000.080118-1840.

    I think I will uninstall it in favour of the public releaseed SP1 when available, Just to be on the safe side.
     

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