Wednesday 19 March 2008 at 03:11 am
Yup you've heard it everywhere else and now its here! SP1 arrived today in all its glory in windows update. and a glorious moment it was as i got to download the 121mb file for it (size varies depending on what updates it actually needs to download) Click the buttons to actually install it. THEN wait as the progress bar seemed to do nothing. Then WHAM it needed to reboot my PC. Great i thought that was fast.
How wrong could i have been, it wasn't done. on reboot it gave me a Stage 1 of 3 progress thing. At which time i promptly walked off. I returned 10mins later to see it had failed to install and was currently rolling back. NOOOOOOOO, Luckily the roll-back worked and i gave SP1 another go at installing. This time changing main hard drives away from my Linux drive with grub directly onto my SATA drive with its Vista bootloader still intact. this time i had a 109mb file to download.. Ok I can live with that. go through the clicking and waiting all over again. reboot. Got the stage 1 of 3, This time I sat eagerly watching my computer for the next 20mins as it all installed just perfectly.
SO YAY was almost a SP1 nightmare story as im sure there will be lots of them everywhere. as per normal when Microsoft release a large update like this, But in reality it seemed it was just a minor hiccup.