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

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  1. PCpraiser100 New Member

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    Nice, hope to see reviews anytime soon.
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    I downloaded the rtm from torrent yesterday. So far no problems. Seems like a pretty solid service pack.
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    How to check for build version.

    Open regedit:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\

    Look for: BuildLabEx
  5. HellasVagabond New Member

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    Shouldnt RC mention it is RC ? Plus the date of both files is now...Size is the same as the RTM as well.

    Just for the fun of it i will also DL the file from that other site to see the difference.
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    I'm gonna wait for performance reviews. Not necessarily eager to install this honestly. SP1 is already blazing fast.
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    No, the build number is what tells you what version it is.

    The RTM build is build number 18005
    The RC is build number 16676 (v286)

    If the version you install has any build number, or version number next to it, then it's the wrong version.
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    It seems that there is a slight performance increase. System response is crisper, folders and files open up quicker.


    There is still issues with NOD32 V4, random BSOD, and NOD Real time protection is disabled. I had to go back to NOD32 V3.

    Vista 64bit Ultimate.




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  9. HellasVagabond New Member

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    Last time i installed an SP2 Beta i could see it mentioned in the installer and virtually in every doc inside the installation package. Now i see nothing to indicate that and it is confusing. In any case it works great as is.
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    Well like I said, when any service pack, or OS is in it's BETA stages Microsoft quite clearly documents which build number and stage of BETA it is in. Once it's released it just become Service Pack X or Windows X, so as not to confuse the public.

    Imagine you knew nothing about PCs and were confronted with SP2 BETA, SP2 RC, SP2 RTM and SP2, which would you go for? lol
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    Originally Posted by Darknova View Post
    v286 is the release candidate (build number 16676). It is NOT the RTM version (build number 18005).

    build number dont go down in size for rc:/ 18005 is rtm, lol Though the links here are not the rtm version.

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    Though whats great about sp2 its built w/ 2008 server code :)
  12. HellasVagabond New Member

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    In any case the only thing i expect MS to have corrected in RTM is to make it somehow harder for people with pirated copies to install it :p
  13. HeadlessChicken New Member

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    neither, they are the RC not RTM version.

    click darknova's link and get the legit RTM version there :)

    as to making it harder for people to pirate, it dosnt really do more then block the most common OLD crack, newer cracks have replaced them that ARE NOT BLOCKED.

    as to the "based on server 2008 code" sp1 was as well, it was ment to bring vista to the same state(kernal version) as server 2008, ms is trying to get back into their old practice of having the same updates for the workstation/desktop os as the server veriant of the same os :)

    this should mean less bugged updates :D
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    darknova hasnt posted any links. Im the one that posted a link to a legit RTM download site.
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    then whats the link in this post?

    see the underlined (linked text) the Go here

    thats a link, to RTM
  16. HeadlessChicken New Member

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    sp2 makes vista/2008 far more responcive, there are reviews of the beta out there.

    infact i went and found it for you

    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1..._sp2_release_candidate_performance/index.html

    expect MORE perf boosts from RTM as they have smoothed the rough edges.
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    Sometimes the difference between a beta and an RTM is that they just tested it more to be sure it works. I did however install the RTM to my second rig and runned a few synthetic benchmarks. No difference between the RC2 and the RTM. I will also test it in games to be certain.
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    You are right, my apologies, my old laptop in day time blends in all the colors making them look all the same.:banghead:

    I did post a more of a direct link.:D
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    good old ashentech.

    Torrenting it now, since the direct download said "all slots to my country are taken" but meh.. still getting 500KB/s.

    Will be uninstalling the RC and updating to the RTM soon :)
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    Awesome... Gonna ask my friend to get it for me:D
    don't want to kill my cap yet
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    Cool, hopefully it's worth using. should have it soon i'll try it later today.

    Need to go bed already haha.


    I was thinking the same... i can wait though..

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    ummm... Looks like there are no links available for official SP2 bits http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd262148.aspx
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    HellasVagabond: the links you provided at the start of the thread were for the RC1 and not the RTM, and regardless they no longer work. since people are incapable of reading the other comments to find this out can you please edit the links out of your post?

    There were links to torrents/other websites with the final. when will people LEARN TO READ.
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    the links above(orignaly posted by darknova) have downloads for the RTM build of sp2, expect it to be a while yet b4 they make ms's download pages, weeks or more if past experiance with ms service packs are any indication.
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    "tested it more to make sure it works"???? LOL. Nobody wants a RC when there are RTM versions around. Its just wasting peoples time and bandwidth. Please remove your links.

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