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Windows Found a hint for a possible Vista SP2 on MS website

Discussion in 'Software' started by GoodBytes, 24 Aug 2008.

  1. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Hello,

    So I was about to download a fix for eSATA HDD's for Vista 64-bit SP1 (also available for 32-bit, if you ask). The Hot fix is in beta. But when I went to the website I see this on the update to request the beta version:
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    Does that mean that they plan it to be release on SP2 of Vista?
    Is Vista SP2 be out shortly after/before Windows 7?
    Is Windows 7 Vista SP2, as the Windows Server 2008 will just have an update and nothing more?

    Linky: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950186/en-us (click on "View and request hotfix downloads") at the top left corner of the page)

    What do you think?
     
  2. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Typo?

    Yeah, I'm a cynic I guess.
    But where you really expecting support to end with SP1?
     
  3. Guest-16

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    Fix for eSATA hard drives? What chipset does it use? I've had no end of trouble with JMicron ones on 32-bit and 64-bit Vista with and without SP1.
     
  4. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Well I don't have an eSata HDD YET, I order one... so I'll see if it works. For a friend of mine he has issues. He did not come across testing this patch mentioned yet.

    For my case, I don't know the chip my motherboard uses. (see signature for my compy specs)
    But when I tested with a normal SATA HDD, it fails to detect it when it's plug-in/out. I have to shut down the computer and perform the switch.
     
  5. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Silicon Image Sil3132 - is it set to ACHI in the BIOS (is there an option?)
     
  6. quack

    quack New Member

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    Nothing new. A lot of updates for XP were marked as SP3 over a year before the first beta even appeared. Basically anything that gets released after a service pack is automatically marked as being for the next one (even if one never appears).
     
  7. seanblee

    seanblee New Member

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    Quack's spot on - if you look closely, all current XP updates are labelled 'sp4', and it doesn't look like MS are even planning on releasing one of those.
     
  8. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

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    It probably just a way of easily keeping track of updates that would be stuck in the next service pack should it come to pass.
     
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