Turn on automatic updating to get Vista SP1

Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is here and if you use a computer that runs Windows Vista, all you have to do is turn on automatic updating to get it.


In fact, you might have already gotten it.


To turn on automatic updating:

1. Click the Start button in the lower left corner of your screen, click Control Panel, and then click Security.

2. Under Windows Update, click Turn automatic updating on or off and then follow the instructions on the screen.

(It’s a good idea to select the Install updates automatically option so that you don’t have to remember to install the updates manually after you download them).




What is Windows Vista SP1?

Windows Vista SP1 is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from you, our customers. SP1 addresses specific reliability and performance issues, includes support for new types of hardware, and addresses some management, deployment, and support challenges for IT professionals.


How to find out if you already have SP1

To find out if you already have SP1, click the Start button in the lower left corner of your screen, and then type “system information” in the search box. Click System Information to open the window. If you already have SP1, you will see the words “Service Pack 1” in the Value column of the Version row.


For more information, see Windows Vista Service Pack 1.


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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »