If you live in the Silicon Valley area, you have a chance to be one of the first to get Windows Vista SP1 (pre-release version) installed on your computer. Microsoft is holding their second install fair (the first was in Redmond, Washington) which they’re doing so they can gather performance data from multiple computers with different applications installed. There are a few requirements that your computer must meet, but if you show-up to get the service pack installed, you’ll be thanked with a pretty decent gift.
Here’s the requirements that your PC must meet:
- 1GHz or higher processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 4X or 8X AGP video adaptor with 64MB of RAM
- 6GB of free hard drive space
- DVD-ROM drive
You’ll need to register in advance to do this, and the dates are December 8-9 from 9 AM to 4 PM at their Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View. Both laptops and desktops are wanted, just be sure to bring your power cord. Another important this is to backup all of your data before you go! As I said, this will be a pre-release version which means it may not be smooth sailing from the start.
Oh, and that gift I mentioned… you’ll get a free copy of Office 2007 and a “special gift”! If only they came out to the Midwest to do this, I’d definitely be willing to have SP1 installed if I could walk away with a free copy of Office!
Source: Download Squad