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Windows Vista® Service Pack 3
Get information on Service Pack 3 for Windows Vista, its usability and features.
Windows Vista Service Pack 3 is another collection of bug fixes and improvements for Windows Vista. All the hotfixes currently being released for Windows Vista are meant for inclusion in SP3. Despite the release of Windows® 7, the use of Windows Vista may continue for several years. In this regard, this Service Pack addresses and eliminates the bugs in Windows Vista to prolong its use.
To understand more about Windows Vista SP3, it is important to look at the following points:
- Issues and ways of resolving them
Windows Vista Service Pack 3 usability
This provides bug fixes and improvements for Windows Vista for enhanced user interface solutions. The users will find it easier to use, as compared to what came with the first release of Windows Vista and its subsequent Service Packs 1 and 2. For instance, a new hotfix in Windows Vista SP3 is designed for Event Viewer. This is aimed to eliminate the crashes associated with Windows Vista® when large lists are being sorted in the Event Viewer. The new hotfix ‘KB957414’ on the Microsoft® website is a hint for the advanced preparations of Windows Vista SP3.
Windows Vista Service Pack 3 features
So far, the Event Viewer improvements have been the most significant. The more efficient use of resources to get Windows Vista to run faster has remained a top priority and is not an exception in SP3. This is in addition to the enhanced support for Blu-ray drives, usually used by Mac® video heads, Bluetooth® v2.1 which has some stable Wi-Fi protocol, Service Pack Cleanup Tool which is used to automatically delete old versions of system files, and extended FAT file system capabilities.
Some of the improvements may provide better support for the latest programs and devices, yet may cause problems for some useful programs that still rely on the older DLL files. Before switching to Windows Service Pack 3, you will have to back up the system files just in case you need them in the future.