Vista SP1 x86 appears on Torrent Sites

In the last few days, certain Neowin forum members have reported that an image of Vista SP1 x86 Final has leaked to torrent sites. This file is supposedly a slipstreamed image of the final Service Pack 1 for Vista x86. It is allegedly available in various languages, including English. Since many believe that this is indeed the download that Microsoft will provide in the upcoming weeks, I would like to emphasize that this is not the case. This release is not official, nor is it genuine. I repeat: Vista SP1 has not gone final.

Neowin members are reporting that the file in question may be SP1 Refresh 2 slipstreamed or simply a malware-filled release. I would like to remind our members not to post links to any Vista SP1 build, unless it comes directly from Microsoft’s servers.

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well, i just downloaded the SP1 executable file from an undisclosed source but i havent had the time to test it. According to people i know, the setup i got is RTM, but i can't confirm that yet.

the thin i'm surely doubting about is a leaked ISO image of the Installation Media.

Vista SP1 Refresh 2 is nice, although I did have one BSOD on startup. Other than that, it is much better than Vista RTM.

(Dane2003 said @ #19)
Vista SP1 Refresh 2 is nice, although I did have one BSOD on startup. Other than that, it is much better than Vista RTM.

I've read all the articles about Vista SP1, but your own thoughts on WHY it's better would be nice! I'm just gonna wait until it's released, and then wait a little bit more to see how many problems crop up with it!

It's funny how many people whine about Vista on Neowin every day and yet when there is a Service Pack leak people are all over it.

Vista's success speaks for itself. If it were as bad as half the people commenting would like us to believe, no one would be after those service packs.

Actions speak louder than words.

(C_Guy said @ #16)
If it were as bad as half the people commenting would like us to believe, no one would be after those service packs.

The service pack is supposed to fix many of the things that people think is bad about Vista, so it does make sense that people who bash Vista would be glad to see this service pack getting close to final.

I have an easy solution to your situation.

1. Don't read the "non" news.
2. Don't comment.
3. Success! You no longer suffer from "non" news.

(C_Guy said @ #15.1)
I have an easy solution to your situation.

1. Don't read the "non" news.
2. Don't comment.
3. Success! You no longer suffer from "non" news.

the problem is that the title reads that Vista SP1 is on torrent sites. the content however says it's fake. Therefore the title should read "Fake Vista SP1 is on torrent sites" ) . It's misleading. Then my question is should everything OS related that is fake on torrent sites be listed as news here?

(starless.bible.black said @ #15.2)
the problem is that the title reads that Vista SP1 is on torrent sites. the content however says it's fake. Therefore the title should read "Fake Vista SP1 is on torrent sites" ) . It's misleading.

It doesn't say final in the title, so it's not really misleading. So, it should read New Build of Vista SP1 x86 appears on Torrent Sites

As I said in a early post, the RC Refresh 2 build doesn't show a build number in the System Properties page (it just shows Service Pack 1) and doesn't show "Evaluation" on the desktop as previous builds have done. It would be easy to mistake this build for final. I mean who knows, maybe Microsoft intended to make this build final if no further major issues were discovered.

Microsoft Windows Vista with Service Pack 1:
6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_Client_en-us-FRMCFRE_EN_DVD.iso

RTM build of SP1 hasn't even been compiled yet, so where these people get off saying they have the final SP1 who knows...

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Neowin Started that way...

Oh ! good old whistler build info and sometime download links ;D....

Care to show some topic with evidence of what you're saying?

I've been a user of Neowin since 2001 and don't remember Neowin being a site of warez..

(Digitalfox said @ #8.1)
Care to show some topic with evidence of what you're saying?

I've been a user of Neowin since 2001 and don't remember Neowin being a site of warez.. :rolleyes:

It wasn't a "warez" site, but it certainly did post build information and the occasional link. That was the main reason I came here way back when....

(Digitalfox said @ #8.1)
Care to show some topic with evidence of what you're saying?

I've been a user of Neowin since 2001 and don't remember Neowin being a site of warez.. :rolleyes:

It wasn't a warez site... more of a tip off to new builds and what's changed site... good old sky blue themed neowin days... back when the logo was a rectangle... back when the neowin theme was watercolor from windows whistler... which probably would of been a WAY better theme then luna..

(neufuse said @ #8.3)

It wasn't a warez site... more of a tip off to new builds and what's changed site... good old sky blue themed neowin days... back when the logo was a rectangle... back when the neowin theme was watercolor from windows whistler... which probably would of been a WAY better theme then luna..

Well too bad only us geks like Watercolor, and the regular users focus groups liked Luna. personally I don't ind either but Watercolor was nice, but was a bit old fashined "square".

(neufuse said @ #8.3)

It wasn't a warez site... more of a tip off to new builds and what's changed site... good old sky blue themed neowin days... back when the logo was a rectangle... back when the neowin theme was watercolor from windows whistler... which probably would of been a WAY better theme then luna..


It might as well been a warez site, they use to have ton of links to many private servers to other software and some even had keys. It used to be in a special section on the site. I left this forum for a good bit of time and when I came back I was shocked at this holier than thou anti-piracy stance that we now have.

Are people in such a hurry for a SP they would download a leaked copy off a torrent rather than wait a few more weeks for the official release?

aren't you a bit curios??? Curiosity is what makes people download it! ;)
And just so you know - there're no major changes there, all I noticed was that "Time remaining" in copy dialog finally works as it should/

Not really, at least not about a service pack. The patches are already available on Windows Update and have been for ages, this just rolls them together. Granted there may be a few new fixes as well but really, I can't understand getting so excited about it that people would look for leaked torrents of it.

Neowin members are reporting that the file in question may be SP1 Refresh 2 slipstreamed or simply a malware-filled release.
What a bunsh of BS... if it's malware infected how come it has Microsoft's Digital signature on it?

you're wroing build number is:
6001.18000.080118-1840

FILE: Windows6.0-KB936330-X86.exe - 455,562,200 bytes
MD5: d597866e93bc8f80ecca234c4e9ce5a2

and BTW, x64 is out also

(b0m8er said @ #2.1)
you're wroing build number is:
6001.18000.080118-1840

FILE: Windows6.0-KB936330-X86.exe - 455,562,200 bytes
MD5: d597866e93bc8f80ecca234c4e9ce5a2

and BTW, x64 is out also ;)

Well if thats the case it was compiled before the sp2 refresh last week so odds on not likely to be final

It should be noted that the RC Refresh 2 does not show a build number in system properties (it just shows Service Pack 1) and does not show "Evaluation" on the desktop, so it is would be easy to mistake it as final.

Beware the black screen of death. I'm seeing it everywhere the the last two builds of SP1, so I would remind everyone NOT to try this out on production machines.

If you do black screen (where the machine won't even get to the bootscreen options menu), you can boot a standalone vista disc (google them) and go back to your last recovery point.

I've never seen service packs (RC, beta, or otherwise) that have caused this level of problems, from losing the control panel (that was a SMOOTH one), to the wise ranging black screen reports. If MS releases this to the public in anything near its current state, Vista is DOOMED. :(

And yes, I'm an official beta tester and these bugs have been reported...for months...sigh.

might remove that bio's emulation crack and try a 'legit key' that usually fixes that 'black screen'....lol...just kidding

It is Vista after all. Microsoft's greatest failure, so far...... Remember, Its not what Vista can do for you, its what you can buy for Vista.

(Foub said @ #1.2)
It is Vista after all. Microsoft's greatest failure, so far...... Remember, Its not what Vista can do for you, its what you can buy for Vista.

OMG you are so clever. We are all very impressed by your whit.

Honestly, I'm not sure what you people expect from an illegal source.

(jwjw1 said @ #1.1)
might remove that bio's emulation crack and try a 'legit key' that usually fixes that 'black screen'....lol...just kidding

These are all legit Technet (mine) and/or MSDN (my company) keyed installs on not for production machines.

But I guess you just outed yourself as someone who not only doesn't know Vista SP1 bugs but apparenly does know cracks. Smooth move, dude.