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
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: Mussels
he PM'd me about it. He meant no disrespect, hes just very anti piracy.
Well then with all due respect, he should allow others to make their own choices. If they want to acquire a piece of software by whatever means, then thats their prerogative. One shouldn't let another persons actions get the better of him. IMO, its no concern of anyone's but the person doing it.

Thats all that Ill say here. PM me otherwise.

by: farlex85
Vista's an odd one like that. After a while now I've come to the conclusion that it speeds itself up over time, and tends to slow down if adding SPs. I've noticed that on re-formatting things seem to slow down (sort of counter-intuitive to what I expect), and yeah I remember when I installed SP1 manually after my last re-format I was baffled at why things were moving so slowly (comparatively speaking). After a while though things picked up again, and I think it's now faster than ever. Vista is a good learner I think. Purely subjective though, I don't have any data to back that up.

At any rate Service Packs add to stability, but I wouldn't expect performance increases with them, regardless of the OS>
After using Windows 7, I hate Vista now.
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#2
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
If i dont like sp2 can it be removed?
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#3
farlex85
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp

After using Windows 7, I hate Vista now.
I've had 7 installed since it's beta release, I still use Vista far more. I like 7, but for some reason I still like Vista more. Still seems a bit faster and 7 still seems to have some kinks, and I just don't like some of the layout of 7 as much as vista. Vista remains my favorite OS I've ever used.

by: fullinfusion
If i dont like sp2 can it be removed?
What don't you like? But yes I think so just go to add/remove programs.
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#4
Dippyskoodlez
by: fullinfusion
If i dont like sp2 can it be removed?
Its going to become baseline eventually :ohwell:
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#5
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: Dippyskoodlez
Its going to become baseline eventually :ohwell:
I know what your saying Dippy, but for now if i install it and dislike it can it be removed?
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#6
farlex85
by: fullinfusion
I know what your saying Dippy, but for now if i install it and dislike it can it be removed?
I repeat, go to add/remove programs, then click on show windows updates on the left side.
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#7
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: farlex85
I repeat, go to add/remove programs, then click on show windows updates on the left side.
lol my bad, i was typing the same time you did and missed you reply.... thanks mate :toast:
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#8
farlex85
by: fullinfusion
lol my bad, i was typing the same time you did and missed you reply.... thanks mate :toast:
S'all good, I'm not fully confident that will work anyway, but that's how to remove most updates. Never tried a SP though. If you can't do it there I doubt you could do it anywhere though.
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#9
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: farlex85
S'all good, I'm not fully confident that will work anyway, but that's how to remove most updates. Never tried a SP though. If you can't do it there I doubt you could do it anywhere though.
well i guess i could do a dang system restore?
but any ways sp2 d/l is done... ill give my thoughts later
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#10
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Well so far i think the sp2 rocks.... my rig before was snappy opening up and running programs but indeed sp2 is waaaay snappier!!!
It just seems to be better over all... :toast:
But the test..... lets see how it holds a 4GHz OC lol.... One can only hope for sucess :p
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#11
Dippyskoodlez
by: fullinfusion
Well so far i think the sp2 rocks.... my rig before was snappy opening up and running programs but indeed sp2 is waaaay snappier!!!
It just seems to be better over all... :toast:
But the test..... lets see how it holds a 4GHz OC lol.... One can only hope for sucess :p
int main{
If (system=overclocked){
BSOD;
Else
startWindows;
return 0;
}

They forgot that in the patch notes, sorry.
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#12
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: fullinfusion
There is no performance improvements with sp2... I think there was a thread a while back showing that if your a gamer you better stay way way far away from it.... if sp2 is installed can it be removed besides doing a fresh os install? :rolleyes:
I heard if you download service pack 2 it will steal your first born and make you say Rumpelstiltskin backwards.
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#13
erocker
Nikstlitslepmur?!:eek: I think I'll use SP2 whenever Microsoft makes me do it.
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#14
a_ump
i didn't really expect anyone to be negative towards SP2, it's a service pack lol. plus it only took my system like 15min once downloaded for it to complete installation with the reboot and whatnot. So if you wanted could make a restore point then install. Find anything you don't like then go back to the system restore, but i dout you will as the only difference i've noticed is my system is "snappier" as someone put it earlier. Most people jump for joy with SP releases, u boys got my confuzzled :confused: any particular reason u don't want to install SP2 besides the lack of desire to take the time to update? :laugh:
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#15
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: a_ump
i didn't really expect anyone to be negative towards SP2, it's a service pack lol. plus it only took my system like 15min once downloaded for it to complete installation with the reboot and whatnot. So if you wanted could make a restore point then install. Find anything you don't like then go back to the system restore, but i dout you will as the only difference i've noticed is my system is "snappier" as someone put it earlier. Most people jump for joy with SP releases, u boys got my confuzzled :confused: any particular reason u don't want to install SP2 besides the lack of desire to take the time to update? :laugh:
Microsoft has a bad habit of fixing things that ain't broken. Anyway I'm digging SP2.
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#16
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: Dippyskoodlez
int main{
If (system=overclocked){
BSOD;
Else
startWindows;
return 0;
}

They forgot that in the patch notes, sorry.
well its holding lol.... me like sp2
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#17
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: erocker
Nikstlitslepmur?!:eek: I think I'll use SP2 whenever Microsoft makes me do it.
take the sp2 leap Erocker, you'll be glad you did!!!
and you can remove it under
Control panel--Programs and features--Installed updates :D
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#18
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: a_ump
i didn't really expect anyone to be negative towards SP2, it's a service pack lol. plus it only took my system like 15min once downloaded for it to complete installation with the reboot and whatnot. So if you wanted could make a restore point then install. Find anything you don't like then go back to the system restore, but i dout you will as the only difference i've noticed is my system is "snappier" as someone put it earlier. Most people jump for joy with SP releases, u boys got my confuzzled :confused: any particular reason u don't want to install SP2 besides the lack of desire to take the time to update? :laugh:
it took just under 12min from clicking d/l to install to reboot to happy happy lol sp2 works real well imo. :toast:
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#19
erocker
Cool. Does anyone know how much larger this will make Vista 64bit. I have my O/S on a smallish SSD and it's running out of room.
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#20
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: erocker
Cool. Does anyone know how much larger this will make Vista 64bit. I have my O/S on a smallish SSD and it's running out of room.
it was showing as just a tad over half a gb but i believe it included sp1 as well so mabey 250mb im guessing as long as sp1 is already installed
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#21
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
OMG erocker.... your avatar is a blast from the past!!! i loved that black hole movie!!! sorry im not hi jakin this thread but just needed to say :toast:
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#22
a_ump
yep SP2 definitely isn't a negative release. still tryin to find a review comparing current SP2 to SP1, and SP2 shouldn't include SP1 as it states you need to have SP1 installed first


just lil suggestion fullinfusion, just click the edit button instead of double posting ;) figured with 7 stars u'd know that by now :p.
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#23
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Note to self. Do not look up black hole in google images.
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#24
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: TheMailMan78
Note to self. Do not look up black hole in google images.
Does it bring up a picture of my former boss with a circle around where the heart should be?
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#25
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: TheMailMan78
Note to self. Do not look up black hole in google images.
lol :toast:
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