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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a_ump
well i just noticed something, i left my pc idle, with nothing but WCG and AIM for background running applications, for bout an hr and in SP1 idle i consumed about 900mb-1gb memory,(WCG wasn't always running) but with SP2 my idle memory usage was at 750mb or so, and right now with my browser(4tabs), itunes, steam, and aim open i'm only at 960mb, whereas on SP1 i remember i'd be using around 1100mb with all this open. So they definitely streamlined it a little more.

I read Windows 7 was supposed to be less resource hungry and run slightly quicker than vista. Well SP2 i would guess got some of the same tweaking cause a 180mb-250mb difference in memory usage is quite a bit imo. If vista had been released with the efficiency of SP2, it woulda sold wonderfully. I'm judging this off the "System Monitor" gadget for the sidebar, anyone else notice a drop in memory usage?
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by: a_ump
well i just noticed something, i left my pc idle, with nothing but WCG and AIM for background running applications, for bout an hr and in SP1 idle i consumed about 900mb-1gb memory,(WCG wasn't always running) but with SP2 my idle memory usage was at 750mb or so, and right now with my browser(4tabs), itunes, steam, and aim open i'm only at 960mb, whereas on SP1 i remember i'd be using around 1100mb with all this open. So they definitely streamlined it a little more.

I read Windows 7 was supposed to be less resource hungry and run slightly quicker than vista. Well SP2 i would guess got some of the same tweaking cause a 180mb-250mb difference in memory usage is quite a bit imo. If vista had been released with the efficiency of SP2, it woulda sold wonderfully. I'm judging this off the "System Monitor" gadget for the sidebar, anyone else notice a drop in memory usage?
i noticed a drop if 100MB or so.

Dont worry, even if vista came out as good as windows 7 is now, everyone would have hated it still. they'd convinced themselves XP was the best.
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