Thursday, February 7th 2008

Vista Registry Hack Forces Auto-Download of SP1

For any of you hoping to get Windows Vista SP1 RTM code before it's officially ready, I suggest you head over to the source link for a detailed registry hack. Basically, this hack is a clever use of Microsoft's own code. At the run of a CMD file that was present in the latest beta version of Vista SP1, any version of Windows Vista will phone home and download whatever SP1 files it can find. Luckily for the adventurous, Microsoft will not be trying to shoot this hack down. In fact, they're happy that this time around, the hacking is completely legal, and safe. Safe, that is, until the upgrade is complete, after which you still are dealing with unfinished code.

If you understand the risks and want to play around, please follow the source link to download the appropriate files.Source: Neowin.net
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19 Comments on Vista Registry Hack Forces Auto-Download of SP1

#1
ChaoticBlankness
Nice find!

I remember there was something like this for XP SP3 beta a few months back too. So this is for sure the final?
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#2
panchoman
Sold my stars!
wow.. this is just like how you can buy vista upgrade... and do a fresh install with it.. you just install vista and its like oops, no installation to upgrade, and then you go through the installation a 2nd time.. and it upgrades your first vista installation :laugh:
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#3
mysticjon
just curious if vista sp1 arrives on feb18th as the news above this one on the home page says so, will the sp1 upgrade be available when i check for windows updates? would it be an option cause i heard that you have to buy it separately or something. could somebody inform me
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#4
AphexDreamer
I get his error messsage when I try to install....

0x800700D anyone know why??
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#5
mysticjon
im not going to do this hack...
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#6
AphexDreamer
They hack didn't even work for me.

I had to torrent it to install it and I still get an Error message with the install.

Thats probably why the delay... What good does it do you, if some people can't even install it?
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#7
mysticjon
im going to wait this out, downloading sp1 isn't that important,
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#8
AphexDreamer
by: mysticjon
im going to wait this out, downloading sp1 isn't that important,
Im just one of those people who can't wait.:)
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#9
mysticjon
by: AphexDreamer
Im just one of those people who can't wait.:)
yeah i havn't found a working source yet...but btw do you know if the sp1 update will show when i check for updates? would be an option?
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#10
AphexDreamer
by: mysticjon
yeah i havn't found a working source yet...but btw do you know if the sp1 update will show when i check for updates? would be an option?
You mean after useing the reg hacking thing?

I used it and it said to check windows update for it, but for some reason it wasn't there? I assume after useing the hack its suppost to show there, but for me it just wasn't there. Fortunately my PC still works, so it wasn't a bad reg hack that could mess up your computer, if you try it let me know if it works for you.
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#11
mysticjon
i meant when it "officially" releases, but thanks for the heads up
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#12
ChaoticBlankness
I've downloaded it and it's now installing on my lappy. I'll be sure to post again if I encounter any issues.
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#13
AphexDreamer
by: ChaoticBlankness
I've downloaded it and it's now installing on my lappy. I'll be sure to post again if I encounter any issues.
oh so the hack worked for you? Was a doing something wrong lol.
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#14
AphexDreamer
Wait hold up, I am now downloading a 4MB update lol, we will see what happens from their.

Update for vista KB938371 V1.025

Restarting computer.
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#15
Ravenas
You know something's wrong with an OS when people are actually hacking the software to get an update to fix the OS.
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#16
AphexDreamer
by: Ravenas
You know something's wrong with an OS when people are actually hacking the software to get an update to fix the OS.
lol.

Well that 4MB patch was to allow for the download of SP1.

I can now download it, and its only 1 MB lol.
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#17
rockit00
Installed it and it no longer says Evaluation Copy! Seems to work O.K.
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#18
candle_86
hehe, ill stick with XP SP3 thank you very much :P
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#19
ChaoticBlankness
You have to DL like two other windows updates to get to the real SP1 download option, but it does work. I'm actually noticing faster file transfers now too.
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