New features of Windows Vista include an updated graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Aero, a new search component called Windows Search, redesigned networking, audio, print and display sub-systems, and new multimedia tools such as Windows DVD Maker.
Vista aimed to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to simplify sharing files and media between computers and devices. NET Framework, allowing software developers to write applications without traditional Windows APIs.
That's because many of Vista SP1's improvements have already shipped separately, quietly, to users via Windows Update and Automatic Updates.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is the first major update to Microsoft's latest operating system, and it is jam-packed with a huge number of changes.
“To resolve this problem, run the System Update Readiness Tool (Checksur.exe),” Microsoft indicates.
In the description of the tool, the company notes, “This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.
These inconsistencies might be caused by various hardware failures or might be caused by software issues.
Many people roundly dismissed Windows Vista when it first rolled out in 2007, but the truth is there's still a lot of Vista in the operating systems that have followed.
And that's how it should be: Historically, Windows service packs were designed largely to collect previously-released fixes into a single, enterprise-friendly installable package.