“So, will it just start coming down as part of the auto-update?”
No. Auto-Updates won’t happen until Mid-April. But you can go to Windows Update and install it now if you choose. Be aware – you may not see it right away. There are some prerequisite updates that need to be in place before you will be able to get SP1. So install any updates that are available to you (if you’ve been keeping your system up-to-date, there shouldn’t be many) and then you will eventually see SP1 available for you to install.
Again – the details and answers to other common questions can be found here on the Windows Vista Team Blog.
“What other options do I have for installing SP1?”
Well.. check out this paragraph from the post on the Windows Vista Team Blog:
“Those of you who find that SP1 isn’t offered over Windows Update even after updating all your drivers, but would still like to download it can access our “standalone installer” from the Microsoft Download Center here. Windows Update will help ensure a better experience, so if you do choose to visit the Microsoft Download Center make sure that you read these KBs before installing.”
And in case I didn’t mention it – you should really read the Windows Vista Team Blog. <hint hint>