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

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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.

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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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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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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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I know things when it comes to MS ;)
 
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VISTA RTM SP2 Links

Take these with a grain of salt because i do not know if they work yet. However the files do exist.
In any case hurry before they take them down ;)

VISTA SP2 X86

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...A79A-663CBBC7A709/Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe


VISTA SP2 X64

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...ACFA-589C92D88B01/Windows6.0-KB948465-X64.exe


http://forums.techpowerup.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25427&stc=1&d=1241018651
I'm using Vista Ultimate 64 bit so which one should I download ?
 
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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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So the above arent RTM? crap i just finished downloading it


Or are they only one language versions?