Vista Dilemma: Hotfixes or SP1


As the release of the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 approaches, gamers are left wondering whether it’s worth all the trouble of a huge download and an anti-hack update when hotfixes can be manually downloaded from the Windows site. ExtremeTech has done some testing and found answers that might surprise you.

There is a marked difference in the efficiency of the SP1 media fixes as compared to the hotfixes. File operations tests show hardly any difference between the two. Company of Heroes and World in Conflict performance tests show a a performance gap between the hotfix and SP1. Supreme Commander and Crysis performance tests are more unclear and even surprising.
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6 Comments on Vista Dilemma: Hotfixes or SP1


On March 6, 2008 at 12:37 am

Microsoft always finds a way to it up.


On March 6, 2008 at 12:47 am

I think I can live without Crysis. I beat the game and it was good. But Crysis multiplayer kinda sucks.


On March 6, 2008 at 3:04 am

i dont really think that game was about the game play lol


On March 6, 2008 at 9:10 am

XP Pro is still the operating system of choice.


On March 6, 2008 at 11:17 am

I still see no good reason to waste my money
and hard drive space on an operating system
that gives me no real benefits.


On March 8, 2008 at 1:35 pm

I’m still not upgrading till the fix all them kinks