Re: upgrading from Vista Ultimate to SP1..
I heartily second Malke's comments. SP1 completely trashed one machine I
ran it on a few days ago, and it would have been a disaster and professional
embarrassment had I not made a full backup first. (Thank you Acronis!).
(And, BTW, that computer was malware free, clean and stable and met all
requirements for SP1. There's always a risk and backup is always a wise
"Malke" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Abdallah A. A. wrote:
> Comments inline:
>> I'd like to ask about installing Vista Ultimate SP1 which i downloaded
>> from Microsoft official website.
>> When i was using XP Pro SP2 & downloaded SP3 from Microsoft, i didn't
>> to backup my files on Drive C or backup the registry to install the newer
> This was not a smart choice and you were lucky.
>> My question is; when installing Vista Ultimate SP1 on a previous Vista
>> Ultimate version (SP1 downloaded from Microsoft) will this affect on my
>> registry and documents?
>> & do i have to move my documents & important stuff to an external hard
>> disk before installing SP1? (i mean do i have to move my stuff because
>> installation will delete the previous setting and documents..etc.)
> You do not *have* to back up your data before applying a Service Pack to
> operating system, whether it is Windows XP or Vista or some other
> non-Microsoft operating system, but it is very wise to do so. A Service
> Pack makes major changes to your operating system and any time you do
> you take a chance of something going wrong.
> You should be doing regular backups anyway to safeguard your precious data
> against loss. Depending on your needs, burn data to CD/DVD-R and also
> consider getting an external hard drive.
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