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Windows Vista SP2 RC released!

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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC - [b]ALL Language Standalone [/b](KB948465):
32-bit: [url="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1ce481d9-19df-48ef-a952-a4b8e857dd45"]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...52-a4b8e857dd45[/url]
64-bit: [url="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b920ae4a-e1d3-4fb1-bb8a-a7cc857d5530"]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...8a-a7cc857d5530[/url]

[b]Notable Changes in Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC and Windows Vista SP2 RC[/b]:
[url="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335036.aspx"]http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335036.aspx[/url] Edited by UAC

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Hmmm ... need ... installer ... :)

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Is this kosher?

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Thanks UAC for the heads up (Y)

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Standalone installer

32 bit [url="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dca54ecc-362a-4b4d-b62b-22780e839a7e"]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...2b-22780e839a7e[/url]

64 bit [url="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=361d0ca3-4b2c-4f1c-8b3e-de376fdb1de8"]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...3e-de376fdb1de8[/url]

Not sure if this is any different than that released last December, Service Pack 2 V 113.

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[quote name='leesmithg' post='590660258' date='Mar 4 2009, 10:28']Is this kosher?[/quote]
I think it's hallal. Can anyone confirm ?

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Any new features or just patches?

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It is what it says it is, just learned that you should end up with "Service Pack 2, v.286". Anyone can confirm this?

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[quote name='azz0r_wugg' post='590660338' date='Mar 4 2009, 11:11']Any new features or just patches?[/quote]
[url="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335036.aspx"]http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335036.aspx[/url]
[b]Notable Changes in Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC and Windows Vista SP2 RC[/b]:
[list]
[*]SP2 adds support for the 64-bit central processing unit (CPU) from VIA Technologies, which adds the ID and vendor strings for the [b]new VIA 64-bit CPU[/b].
[*]SP2 integrates the [b]Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless[/b], which contains support for [b]Bluetooth v2.1[/b] and [b]Windows Connect Now (WCN)[/b] Wi-Fi Configuration. Bluetooth v2.1 is the most recent specification for Bluetooth wireless technology.
[*]SP2 [b]improves performance[/b] for Wi-Fi connections after resuming from sleep mode.
[*]SP2 includes updates to the RSS feeds sidebar for [b]improved performance and responsiveness[/b].
[*]SP2 includes ability to [b]record data to Blu-Ray Disc [/b]media.
[*]SP2 includes [b]Windows Search 4.0[/b], which builds on Microsoft Edited by UAC

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This SP2 seems more interesting for laptops than regular desktops.

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[quote name='bigmehdi' post='590660390' date='Mar 4 2009, 03:46']This SP2 seems more interesting for laptops than regular desktops.[/quote]

Maybe, but a Service Pack is always a good thing.

So, what's left to be done with the SP if it's now in RC?

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Thanks for this.

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Don't know anyone that still uses Vista, eveyone that I know did now uses Windows 7

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isn't this the same as the ec-crow leaked a couple af weeks ago?

The KB numbers are the same: [url="http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=da&ie=UTF-8&u=http://www.bran.dk/software/windows-vista-sp2-rc-escrow-download/&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0="]http://translate.google.com/translate?prev...history_state0=[/url]

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[quote name='Shaun_' post='590660406' date='Mar 4 2009, 04:06']Don't know anyone that still uses Vista, eveyone that I know did now uses Windows 7[/quote]

Uhhh, plenty of people still use Vista, and won't jump to 7 at least until it's finished. Using a beta as your main OS is pretty foolish IMO, even if it is pretty solid.

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Does anyone know if this will have to be uninstalled before installing the final release or will you just be able to install the final release on top?

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[quote]Does anyone know if this will have to be uninstalled before installing the final release or will you just be able to install the final release on top?[/quote]
This RC of SP2 will have to be uninstalled before you apply the public release of SP2.

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[quote name='Shaun_' post='590660406' date='Mar 4 2009, 06:06']Don't know anyone that still uses Vista, eveyone that I know did now uses Windows 7[/quote]


Wow... A LOT braver than I am, everyone I know still uses Vista... Just a few I know are playing with 7... :blink:

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I believe they've stated that it will uninstall the previous version of SP2 before installing a newer build.

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Sucks you need Sp1 already installed. First they say you can't officially slipstream Service pack 1 with vista (but you can do it with vlite) now they say you need to have Sp1 installed before you installed Sp2, that just sucks.

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I think the servers are being hammered as my dl manager is stuck at 36%; Been like that for about 40 minutes now.

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no, it works just fine. problem on your side.

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Hoepfully the final comes out a lot sooner because of this, but I doubt it!

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What's the point? When Microsoft is ready to release the final version it will be available via MS Update.

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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC - [b]ALL Language Standalone [/b](KB948465):
32-bit: [url="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1ce481d9-19df-48ef-a952-a4b8e857dd45"]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...52-a4b8e857dd45[/url]
64-bit: [url="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b920ae4a-e1d3-4fb1-bb8a-a7cc857d5530"]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...8a-a7cc857d5530[/url]

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