Vista SP2 Now Available for Download!

Yep folks, Vista / Windows 2008 SP2 is finally available for download! But before installing it, here are a few things you should know about the update:

Prerequisites

If you have any beta versions of SP2 installed, they must be un-installed prior to installing

  • Use the Control Panel applet “Programs and Features” and select “View installed updates” from the top left of the task pane, under Windows, look for KB94846

You must have a genuine copy of Windows Server 2008 with SP1 or Windows Vista with SP1 installed on the computer prior to installing SP2

  • Windows Server 2008 released with the Service Pack 1 code included
  • SP2 is the first post-release Service Pack for Windows Server 2008

Recommendations

If “vLite” was used to customize your Windows Vista installation, you may have removed required system components which prevent Service Pack 2 from installing. See KB 968279 for additional details before installing Service Pack 2.

Beta versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 are time-limited software that will operate until June 1st, 2010.  If you installed any beta versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 it is highly recommended that you uninstall them before June 1st, 2010 [Source]

Download: [Vista SP2/Server 2008 SP2 32 bit]

Download: [Vista SP2/Server 2008 SP2 64 bit]

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4 Responses to Vista SP2 Now Available for Download!

  1. My Linux using friend always said that Windows OSes were the most likely to be stable after their second Service Pack came out. By then, SP1 would fix the initial problems and SP2 would fix the problems caused by the SP1 fixes.

    Maybe now he'll give Vista a try. Ya know, before they cut support to his XP and start shipping Windows 7.

  2. My Linux using friend always said that Windows OSes were the most likely to be stable after their second Service Pack came out. By then, SP1 would fix the initial problems and SP2 would fix the problems caused by the SP1 fixes.
    Maybe now he’ll give Vista a try. Ya know, before they cut support to his XP and start shipping Windows 7.

  3. Upgraded three different machines over the past two days- A Desktop and two laptops, and there were no problems with the installation at all. I was actually appalled to discover that my work laptop didn't have SP1 installed on it, which is a requirement for the upgrade. So I upgraded that one twice.

  4. Upgraded three different machines over the past two days- A Desktop and two laptops, and there were no problems with the installation at all. I was actually appalled to discover that my work laptop didn’t have SP1 installed on it, which is a requirement for the upgrade. So I upgraded that one twice.

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