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

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  1. malware New Member

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ITs a new feature for them. Damn, I really want to go to SP2. This whole wait game sucks! :)
     
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    There is no wait game, the links are above :laugh:
     
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    The x86 link is not functioning.
    The x64 is online.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    How did you know to get them there?
     
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    I know things when it comes to MS ;)
     
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    I'm using Vista Ultimate 64 bit so which one should I download ?
     
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    x64 is 64 bit, x86 is 32-bit
     
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    Ha, say no more....:toast:
     
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    I found some rapidshare links for these updates,if anyone wants em.
     
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    Seems to me that they have removed the links, damn you MS, I hate to wait ;(
     
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    Try again, there must be hundreds of simultaneous downloads that why they dont work.
     
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    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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    I was about to install but I noticed it was a "pre-release" and expires next year.
     
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    both of those links worked for me... very slow downliading tho
     
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    Thank you for this. Above downloads are not the RTM people.
     
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    So the above arent RTM? crap i just finished downloading it


    Or are they only one language versions?
     

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