Friday, December 5th 2008

Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta Now Available for Public Download

Right on time, Microsoft today released the public beta of Service Pack 2 for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. Both Service Packs are available now here in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Initially the Service Packs are downloadable in five different languages: English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. Service Pack 1 for both operating systems is necessary in order to obtain the second Service Pack. Find more information here.Source: Microsoft
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13 Comments on Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta Now Available for Public Download

#1
ShadowFold
I'm gonna try this when I get home. Hope I get some gaming performance boosts along with Caty 8.12!
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alexp999
Staff
Does this turn your copy of Vista into a eval copy, I remember the beta of SP1 did something like that. Don't know whether to try this or not, as much as I want to. Any ideas on when the RTM will go live? I've just got my PC how I want it and cant be bothered going through another format.
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#3
OnBoard
by: alexp999
Any ideas on when the RTM will go live? I've just got my PC how I want it and cant be bothered going through another format.
Release was planned to April, so February-March.
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#4
BrooksyX
Any body install this yet. I wanna try it out but I don't wanna waste my time if it totally screws everything up.
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#5
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
im using the older version of the beta .113 i think and it does water mark your desktop though since this is a public beta it probably doesnt and no it wont f@#$ up your rig it installs fine ncie and stable.
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#6
James1991
by: Solaris17
im using the older version of the beta .113 i think and it does water mark your desktop though since this is a public beta it probably doesnt and no it wont f@#$ up your rig it installs fine ncie and stable.
the last one didn't work for me. i have just formated my pc and when i finally get SP1 to show up in windows update after all the other updates are gone, i will install that and see if SP2 works after that:D
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#7
ShadowFold
I get stuttering in CoD4.. Haven't tried other games yet but I am gonna uninstall anyways.
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#9
ShadowFold
Yea I had folding@home running thats why it was laggy. Its actually pretty good but I haven't noticed anything different.
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#10
tigger
I'm the only one
Been on my pc since yesterday,and i cant even notice its there.
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#11
BrooksyX
by: tigger
Been on my pc since yesterday,and i cant even notice its there.
same here, at least it didn't break anything so far. Thats good news! :p
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#12
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I just want "7" not a sp2 patch :)
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#13
newconroer
Argh I can't make a new thread in the Software section..(everywhere else works).

Anyways... SP2 is giving me a 80070002 error, which I believe is an invalid data problem.

Looking at the CBS logs I find this:

Session: 29973691:1215353416 initialized.
2008-12-13 00:39:40, Info CBS Canonicalized file: C:44ec9052378972caf0909e4523f0293450f0e9be1aa9windows6.0-kb948465-X64.cab Target dir: C:44ec9052378972caf0909e4523f0293450f0e9be1aa9 File: windows6.0-kb948465-X64.cab
2008-12-13 00:39:40, Info CBS SPI: Created path: C:44ec9052378972caf0909e4523f0293450f0e9be1aa9windows6.0-kb948465-X64.cab
2008-12-13 00:39:44, Error CBS SPI: [B](CSelfExpander::InternalExpandFile:382)Checksum of downloaded file (0x1cbdd080) does not match expected (0x8f745e24) er=0xd[/B]
2008-12-13 00:39:44, Error CBS SPI: (CSelfExpander::ExpandFiles:227)Failed to internal expand file windows6.0-kb948465-X64.cab hr=0x8007000d
2008-12-13 00:39:44, Error CBS SPI: (CSPCInstallTask::Execute:880)Failed to expand windows6.0-kb948465-X64.cab hr=0x8007000d
2008-12-13 00:39:44, Info CBS SPI: Reporting Failed package event
2008-12-13 00:39:44, Info CBS Session: 29973691:1215353416 finalized. Reboot required: no


It looks to be simply a hash/checksum issue, however this happens with both the standalone and Windows Update; so if the content of the downloaded data is fine, why is the system looking for an address of 0x8f745e24?


I've been through all the usual methods of whiping temp files, and Windows Update cached files.


I'm tempted to just skip it and get back to setting everything up, since I just reformatted Vista; however it would have been nice to get SP2 out of the way, if there's no garuntee the final version will install properly.

Any thoughts?
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