Microsoft released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 as the first update pack in March 2008 a year after the release of the Windows Vista operating system. Apart from the regular updates, Win Vista SP1 also had to battle against the initial rejection by the users of Windows Vista. This service pack of Windows Vista includes 20+ security updates along with 550 patches, which made Windows Vista much more reliable and stable than its original version.
During the working life of Windows Vista, Microsoft published multiple update packs to solve the errors they find during its use. This is called a Service Pack (SP), Windows Vista SP1 included an executable file that compiles updates to resolve errors e.g stability problems, security vulnerabilities, and performance errors.
Vista SP1 comes with all the security updates that have appeared since the operating system has launched, adding improvements and sometimes new characteristics, that give the operating system a renewed feeling. Windows Vista SP1 also included improvements to DirectX to increase gaming performance. If you are using Windows Vista OS and want a more secure and stable operating system, download and launch this essential pack for free.
Click to Download Windows Vista SP1 offline installer setup for your desktop computer or laptop. The Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330) is valid for any Windows Vista edition 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Operating Systems and for all languages.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Developer’s Description
“Service Pack 1 introduces support for some new hardware and software standards, notably the exFAT file system, 802.11n wireless networking, IPv6 over VPN connections, and the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol. Booting a system using Extensible Firmware Interface on x64 systems is also being introduced; this feature had originally been slated for the initial release of Vista but was delayed due to a lack of compatible hardware at the time.
Two areas have seen changes in Service Pack 1 that have come as the result of concerns from software vendors. One of these is desktop search; users will be able to change the default desktop search program to one provided by a third party instead of the Microsoft desktop search program that comes with Windows Vista, and desktop search programs will be able to seamlessly tie in their services into the operating system.
These changes come in part due to complaints from Google, whose Google Desktop Search application was hindered by the presence of Vista’s built-in desktop search. In June 2007, Google claimed that the changes being introduced for Service Pack 1 “are a step in the right direction, but they should be improved further to give consumers greater access to alternate desktop search providers.”The other area of note is a set of new security APIs being introduced for the benefit of antivirus software that currently relies on the unsupported practice of patching the kernel.
An update to Direct X 10, named Direct X 10.1, makes mandatory several features that were previously optional in Direct3D 10 hardware. Graphics cards will be required to support Direct X 10.1. Service Pack 1 includes a kernel (6001) that matches the version shipped with Windows Server 2008.
The Group Policy Management Console is being replaced by the Group Policy Object Editor. An updated downloadable version of the Group Policy Management Console is planned for release in the same time frame as the release of the service pack”.