Wednesday, April 29th 2009

Microsoft RTM of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Announced

Microsoft has announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Except applying all updates released to date, this issue of SP will bring some key features to both operating systems. Those are:
  • Windows Search 4.0 for faster and improved relevancy in searches
  • Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack supporting the most recent specification for Bluetooth Technology
  • Ability to record data on to Blu-Ray media natively in Windows Vista
  • Adds Windows Connect Now (WCN) to simplify Wi-Fi Configuration
  • Windows Vista SP2 enables the exFAT file system to support UTC timestamps, which allows correct file synchronization across time zones.
A single installer of SP2 will be supplied by Microsoft, and it will work with both Windows Vista and Server 2008. For a complete overview of the changes introduced in SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, check TechNet. As usual, a final date hasn't been set. At present, the final SP2 release for Vista and Server 2008 is scheduled for the Q2 2009 period, but this might change.Source: Windows Vista Team Blog
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53 Comments on Microsoft RTM of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Announced

#2
Breathless
Are you sure these links are the RTM?

Is this the same as the escrow build or is it different?

I managed to download both of them with no issues by the way.
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#3
HellasVagabond
Well no beta remarks anywhere, the file size and name is exactly as the RTM one so i don't have reason to say otherwise.
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#4
Breathless
Your post just faded into view without me refreshing my browser. That was so cool, I didn't know this was possible :)
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
ITs a new feature for them. Damn, I really want to go to SP2. This whole wait game sucks! :)
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#6
Breathless
by: WarEagleAU
ITs a new feature for them. Damn, I really want to go to SP2. This whole wait game sucks! :)
There is no wait game, the links are above :laugh:
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#7
HellasVagabond
The x86 link is not functioning.
The x64 is online.
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#8
farlex85
I want to download this, but I don't know why. Why am I so eager to download a service pack? I need to take a break. :laugh:
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#9
Breathless
by: HellasVagabond
The x86 link is not functioning.
The x64 is online.
I just got it about 5 minutes ago. I must have just got it in time :cool:

If anyone knows how I can share such a big file, I'm all ears to posting a link for you guys.
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#10
Breathless
THE X86 LINK WORKS, I just confirmed it, you just have to keep trying.

At first I was getting "......exe.html" instead of just the exe. Kept trying and finally got just the "......exe"
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#11
HellasVagabond
Perhaps many tried to download it from the links i provided here and some other forums...
Hope everyone can get them in time, MS will most likely pull them down.
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#12
Breathless
by: HellasVagabond
Perhaps many tried to download it from the links i provided here and some other forums...
Hope everyone can get them in time, MS will most likely pull them down.
How did you know to get them there?
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#14
The Witcher
by: HellasVagabond
VISTA RTM SP2 Links

Take these with a grain of salt because i do not know if they work yet. However the files do exist.
In any case hurry before they take them down ;)

VISTA SP2 X86

http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/F/05F5CE05-11B3-4E7B-A79A-663CBBC7A709/Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe


VISTA SP2 X64

http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/B/8/AB83BD9C-7CB1-4215-ACFA-589C92D88B01/Windows6.0-KB948465-X64.exe


http://forums.techpowerup.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25427&stc=1&d=1241018651
I'm using Vista Ultimate 64 bit so which one should I download ?
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#15
farlex85
by: The Witcher
I'm using Vista Ultimate 64 bit so which one should I download ?
x64 is 64 bit, x86 is 32-bit
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#16
Breathless
by: HellasVagabond
I know things when it comes to MS ;)
Ha, say no more....:toast:
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#17
tigger
I'm the only one
I found some rapidshare links for these updates,if anyone wants em.
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#18
The Witcher
Seems to me that they have removed the links, damn you MS, I hate to wait ;(
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#19
HellasVagabond
Try again, there must be hundreds of simultaneous downloads that why they dont work.
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#20
Darknova
v286 is the release candidate (build number 16676). It is NOT the RTM version (build number 18005).

Go here for the torrents to the leaked RTM version.
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#21
techie81
I was about to install but I noticed it was a "pre-release" and expires next year.
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#22
Morrison5891
both of those links worked for me... very slow downliading tho
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#23
Breathless
by: Darknova
v286 is the release candidate (build number 16676). It is NOT the RTM version (build number 18005).

Go here for the torrents to the leaked RTM version.
Thank you for this. Above downloads are not the RTM people.
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#24
FilipM
So the above arent RTM? crap i just finished downloading it


Or are they only one language versions?
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