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Windows Vista SP2 RC released!

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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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Is this kosher?

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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Any new features or just patches?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335036.aspx

Notable Changes in Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC and Windows Vista SP2 RC:

[*]SP2 adds support for the 64-bit central processing unit (CPU) from VIA Technologies, which adds the ID and vendor strings for the new VIA 64-bit CPU.

[*]SP2 integrates the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless, which contains support for Bluetooth v2.1 and Windows Connect Now (WCN) Wi-Fi Configuration. Bluetooth v2.1 is the most recent specification for Bluetooth wireless technology.

[*]SP2 improves performance for Wi-Fi connections after resuming from sleep mode.

[*]SP2 includes updates to the RSS feeds sidebar for improved performance and responsiveness.

[*]SP2 includes ability to record data to Blu-Ray Disc media.

[*]SP2 includes Windows Search 4.0, 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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This SP2 seems more interesting for laptops than regular desktops.

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

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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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?

This RC of SP2 will have to be uninstalled before you apply the public release of SP2.

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

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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