Vista SP2 appeared on windows update

  mooly 07:49 27 May 09

340mb download. Full Acronis backup at the ready, and am installing it now..... will keep you posted !

  sunnystaines 07:57 27 May 09

remember to run defrag before any service pack upgrade.

  rawprawn 08:16 27 May 09

Installed, and up and running in about 20 minutes after yesterdays failures with the stand alone version. No problems.

  rawprawn 08:34 27 May 09

Try updating again, I got an IE 8 compatibility update after installing SP2

  mooly 08:42 27 May 09

Same for me 20 mins install time on a laptop.
HDD free space now down by 1.1gb. Wonder (bit early for this) if there is an inbuilt routine as in SP1 that would delete all the "old" files. I only ran that with SP1 last week and that freed up loads of space.
Going to do a defrag report later and see how fragmented the HDD is after all this.

  mooly 08:43 27 May 09

And again... windows update just offered "new update" the IE8 compatability one.

as with sp1, there's not really an awful lot to sp2 in you have been running the hotfixes from various manufactures sites. Loads having problems with the stand alone and certain antivirus packages, maybe best to use windows update as it knows what to instal (shouldn't make any diffence but it seems to and cetainly did with sp1.
clean up click here
as this finalises installation, ie no going back, a good idea to only run if you use imaging software.

  mooly 09:51 27 May 09

Thanks for the link. Will do (another) Acronis image first and give it a go. After a shutdown and reboot HDD space down 1.3gb. Also that start up took over 2 mins as against 70 to 80 seconds before. That may well settle down though.
Ran a fragmentation report to. HDD fully defraged 3 or 4 days ago.
Uolume size = 53.20 GB

File fragmentation
Percent file fragmentation = 2 %
Total mouable files = 136,947
Average file size = 197 KB
Total fragmented files = 1,597
Total excess fragments = 5,653
Average fragments per file = 1.04
Total unmouable files = 45
Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 18,631
Fragmented folders = 46
Excess folder fragments = 281
Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 138 MB
MFT record count = 137,471
Percent MFT in use = 97
Total MFT fragments = 4

CCleaner reported only 1 registry issue after all this. Application\moviemk.exe could not find !

don't forget to run command prompt as admin with the right click option. And it will settle down and run faster there's a lot of new indexing happening if you have all the search options enabled.

  mooly 10:39 27 May 09

Ran the cleanup routine, only freed around 0.5gb, so SP2 has "eaten" around 0.8gb give or take at the final count.
All settled down now, no HDD activity at all.

  mooly 13:03 27 May 09

On both a restart and on a full shut down and start very slow to connect to router, took around 2 mins. Was instant before, within seconds of the desktop appearing. Erm....

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