Assuming your system has been cleared for take-off by the Vista SP 1 process, here are the steps (with pictures) to get Vista SP 1 going.
- Go to Windows Update and check for any updates.
- Download and install any that are there
- Reboot when prompted
- Go to Windows Update again and click Check For Updates
- When Vista SP 1 displays, download it and begin the install process
Here are the screen shots and pictures I took of the entire process after downloading Vista SP 1 via Windows Update. It took less than an hour. My download for the Dell Latitude XT was about 66 MB.
By the way, I used TechSmith’s SnagIt to grab all the screenshots, except for the Stage 1 – 3 shots when the OS wasn’t booted up.
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