Microsoft readying Vista service pack

The first update for Windows Vista could enter testing as early as next week, according to reports.

Microsoft is gearing up to begin testing the first service pack for Windows Vista, possibly as soon as next week, according to reports.

The company will issue a test version of Vista SP1 to a limited group of testers during the week of July 16, according to Mary Jo Foleyover at our sister site ZDNet.

The service pack, which is expected to ship in November, will include performance tweaks to speed up Vista shutdown and lessen the time it takes to copy files, among other fixes.

Microsoft has not yet commented on the reports.

If the company does commence SP1 testing next week, it will be much earlier than expected. Microsoft had earlier hinted that it would not begin testing the service pack until late this year.

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