Is Windows Vista SP3 Coming? List of All Updates and Hotfixes Ready for SP3 Inside
Windows 7 SP1 has been released and if we take a look at our reader "smartie77"'s investigation, we can undoubtedly say that Windows Vista SP3 is also on its way.
Thanks to "Smartie77" who spent a lot of time in digging through Windows 7 Service Pack 1 content and found that almost all updates available in Windows 7 SP1 have also been released for Windows Vista and Server 2008 by Microsoft.
Almost all those updates apply to Windows Vista SP2 and Server 2008 SP2 labeling as "SP3 release" which clearly indicates that Microsoft is planning to release Service Pack 3 for Windows Vista and Server 2008 asap.
"Smartie77" has also compiled a long list of all these updates with a working link to their official page so you can download and install them in your system.
Here are the links to all updates which might get included in SP3 for Windows Vista and Server 2008:
NOTE: These updates and hotfixes are not available via Windows Updates, you'll need to download and install them manually using following links. To download the update, open the URL and click on "View and request hotfix downloads" link given in "Hotfix Download Available" section at the beginning of the page.
OS STABILITY An application or a service that uses the Wmiaprpl.dll module crashes when the application or the service enumerates the returned performance objects under the HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA registry key
OS NETWORK Ipv6 ambiguous IPv6 address in Vista
OS NET WORKGROUP OS BLUESCREEN STOP 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA while using SMB connections on Vista.
OS BASE NTFS You install two third-party Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) callout drivers. Computer may crash and / or blue screen. WFP Callout Drivers are used in 3rd party Firewall and Antivirus Applications.
OS BASE NTFS / MEMORY LEAK A memory leak occurs when you use a WFP callout driver in Windows Vista
.NET In .NET 3.5 SP1, performance problems such as CPU consumption and generally sluggishness were especially noticeable when scrolling within an application that contains many visual elements - this is a performance fix for Vista with dotnet 3.5 sp1 installed (NDP30SP2-KB978520 and Windows6.0-KB978520-v2)
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