I went to the download page of Microsoft to download sp1 for vista and it tells me to install it from windows updater on my laptop, but when I go onto that, it just displays an open window saying "The page failed to load". Should I just download it of the website and install it or will that stuff up my computer?
Standalone download for Vista 64bit: Windows Vista SP1 64Bit
Standalone download for Vista 32bit: Windows Vista SP1 32Bit
Edit: Forgot to add that standalone downloads are fine. I'd also recommended slipstreaming the update to create a new ISO of an install disc which already includes SP1.
Better to fix first the problem of "The page failed to load".