Archive for the 'Windows Vista' Category

Is the Vista upgrade hack legal?

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Question:  I've been reading about a hack in Windows that allows you to use the upgrade version of Vista instead of buying the full version.  This looks like a heck of a savings, but my question is simple - Is it legal? I usually take the Homer Simpson approach when people ask me if this […]

Freeing up disk space after installing Vista SP1

Friday, March 21st, 2008

After you've installed Windows Vista SP1 and made sure that everything works OK, chances are that you're not going to want to revert your system back to a pre-SP1 state.  If this is the case you might want to consider deleting all the old backup files which the SP1 installer created to allow you to […]

Windows Vista SP1 is out – Should I install it?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Microsoft has finally make Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) available for download. It’s available for download from the Microsoft Download Center in both 32-bit (435MB) and 64-bit (727MB) flavors, and via Windows Update (which will be a much smaller download, something in the region of 65 to 70MB - this is because you only get […]

Windows Vista SP1

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Over the past few days I've been deeply engaged in exploring Microsoft latest and biggest update for Windows Vista so far - Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).  Vista users will have to wait a few weeks for this update but I've been lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy. So, what's the […]

Windows Vista SP1 RTM MD5 hash

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Several people have emailed me wanting to know what the MD5 hash for the Windows Vista SP1 RTM is.  I guess these folks are looking to get their hands on a copy in some other way than from Microsoft. The disc I received from Microsoft contains two packages - one for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit […]