Tuesday, May 26th 2009

Microsoft Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Released

Microsoft has just posted the official download links for the final version of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. You need to have Service Pack 1 to install SP2 and that's pretty much everything. The standalone downloads are available in five different languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish. Find more info in the download links.

DOWNLOAD: Windows Vista/Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x32 | Windows Vista/Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x64Source: Microsoft
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77 Comments on Microsoft Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Released

#1
Triprift
Cool look forward to seeing it through Auto Windows update in a few months time.
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#3
MarcusTaz
the readme or changelog is weak, but of course I am installing. Hopefully it improves performance...
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#4
Triprift
Isnt this similar to SP1 were it includes all the updates and the odd little thing thrown in for good measure?
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
i've been using it for over a month now.

Basically its just a collection of windows updates rolled into one, no big changes.
apparently it CANT be slipstreamed. MS dont like it, because it provides a legal excuse for burned copies of their OS.
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#6
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
I would like to see some release notes.
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#7
MarcusTaz
well that is sad no performance improvments...

There is a readme if you go to the dl link and go from there and it is weak to say the least... Just what Triprift said, a bunch of updates rolled into a Service Pack...
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#8
Mussels
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by: MarcusTaz
well that is sad no performance improvments...

There is a readme if you go to the dl link and go from there and it is weak to say the least... Just what Triprift said, a bunch of updates rolled into a Service Pack...
i said it too :(
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#9
Triprift
Since im up to date with updates ill be getting bugger all awesome. =/
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#10
Mussels
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by: Triprift
Since im up to date with updates ill be getting bugger all awesome. =/
if you download the redist and dont use the live updated, you can install it nice and easy next time you format, saving you many updates :)
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#11
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Mussels
i've been using it for over a month now.

Basically its just a collection of windows updates rolled into one, no big changes.
apparently it CANT be slipstreamed. MS dont like it, because it provides a legal excuse for burned copies of their OS.
Yeah, because they're "protecting their copyright and preventing piracy". How lame. Asshats. :nutkick:

I got an SP1 setup disc off my mate who had bought the software.
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#12
Mussels
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by: qubit
Yeah, because they're "protecting their copyright and preventing piracy". How lame. Asshats. :nutkick:

I got an SP1 setup disc off my mate who had bought the software.
trust me, i've already found downloads for a leaked SP2 copy, and i'll be downloading it.

I own the software legit, but dear god its a pain in the ass to install an SP0 DVD, and then install two service packs. adds another hour to the install process, if not more.
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#13
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Mussels
trust me, i've already found downloads for a leaked SP2 copy, and i'll be downloading it.

I own the software legit, but dear god its a pain in the ass to install an SP0 DVD, and then install two service packs. adds another hour to the install process, if not more.
Its people like you.......:shadedshu
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#14
Mussels
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by: TheMailMan78
Its people like you.......:shadedshu
who would pay MS to ship me a copy with SP2 already installed, but they dont offer that.
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#15
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Mussels
who would pay MS to ship me a copy with SP2 already installed, but they dont offer that.
Sometimes the right thing to do isn't the easiest. Anyway thats for another thread. I don't want to derail this one anymore :toast:

Ill agree to disagree right off :laugh:
Nothing personal.
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Triprift
Isnt this similar to SP1 were it includes all the updates and the odd little thing thrown in for good measure?
That is essentially how all Service Packs for Windows work.

by: Mussels
trust me, i've already found downloads for a leaked SP2 copy, and i'll be downloading it.

I own the software legit, but dear god its a pain in the ass to install an SP0 DVD, and then install two service packs. adds another hour to the install process, if not more.
Yeah, that is a real pain in the ass. I'm sure the SP2 DVDs will be out soon enough. I'll get one from my MSDN as soon as I can, thats for sure.
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#17
raptori
finally ......... i didn't try the previous RC sp(s) ........ bad thing "no performance increase" and why it cant be slipstreamed what does it make it differ from the other sp(s) ???? ...... any way thanks malware.
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#18
Mussels
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i dont see why people expect a performance increase from a software update. boggles my mind.
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#19
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Mussels
trust me, i've already found downloads for a leaked SP2 copy, and i'll be downloading it.

I own the software legit, but dear god its a pain in the ass to install an SP0 DVD, and then install two service packs. adds another hour to the install process, if not more.
I'm lucky in that a workmate has an MSDN account and will get me a guaranteed clean copy (no trojans etc) direct from the source.

I don't understand why TheMailMan78 has such a problem with you downloading this. After all, it's the product key that counts, no? You have paid for it, so you have the right to have the latest install disc, whether Microsoft makes getting this difficult or not.
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#20
RadeonX2
I had already installed SP2 got it from a leaked site 3 weeks ago it's the RTM version the file is much bigger around 700MB M$ official SP2 is only around 500MB might be the leaked site's SP2 has the additional language? both M$ and the leaked site I downloaded had the same file version which is 6002.18005. oh and with SP2 RTM installed it feels much snappier when opening programs :toast:

edit : the leaked RTM has the additional language that's why its bigger
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#21
Mussels
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by: qubit
I'm lucky in that a workmate has an MSDN account and will get me a guaranteed clean copy (no trojans etc) direct from the source.

I don't understand why TheMailMan78 has such a problem with you downloading this. After all, it's the product key that counts, no? You have paid for it, so you have the right to have the latest install disc, whether Microsoft makes getting this difficult or not.
he PM'd me about it. He meant no disrespect, hes just very anti piracy.
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#22
Homeless
Apparently I am missing wer.dll and cannot update. When I take this dll from another sp1 system, it still fails to update for some reason. Anyone else using a slipstreamed version of windows having this problem?
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#23
Mussels
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by: Homeless
Apparently I am missing wer.dll and cannot update. When I take this dll from another sp1 system, it still fails to update for some reason. Anyone else using a slipstreamed version of windows having this problem?
if you used Vlite and stripped parts out, you'll have that problem. i recall reading on their forums that people couldnt update to SP2, if they'd removed certain parts of vista already.
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#24
ShadowFold
I couldn't install it on my vLited Vista either :(
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#25
Mussels
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looks like y'all need an SP2 disk and Vlite that, or go with plain jane vista installs.
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