Announcing the Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 RC

Announcing the Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 RC

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This week we are announcing that Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 has hit an important milestone in development: Release Candidate (RC). 

Starting today, the RC of SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers to test prior to final release. In the very near future, we will be making the RC broadly available for anyone to download and test. You can expect another blog post from me when that happens.

SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 include updates that have been delivered since the release of SP1, as well as support for new types of hardware and emerging standards. As we’ve described since we first talked about SP2, we’ve taken your feedback into account when developing SP2. Specifically, we expect SP2 to continue the security benefits of both products and simplify deployment for our customers.

For an outline of changes in SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, check out the notable changes document.

We are planning to release SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 in the second quarter of 2009.

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  • tribuck
    2 Posts

    Unfortunately, the VISTA SP2 update and Microsoft's support team have rendered my Laptop useless. It is now stuck in a System Restore Check Disk loop and have been for over 12 hours.

    Thanks Microsoft Support!

    Whatever you do, be sure and back up your entire operating system prior to even attempting this update. I know it's a PIA, but you don't want to end up like me.

  • I don't know any corporate accounts, who bought and used Vista for the desktops. Anybody knows?

  • I can no longer sync my phone (Treo) via Bluetooth with my computer after installing SP2 (Vista).  In Device Manager neither the Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator nor the Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI) #2 are working -- both say device cannot start.  This used to not be a problem and I have seen on other forums that others are having this problem.  Please help Vista team!

  • milo91
    2 Posts

    Hmm, I wonder if they'll update the Windows Experience Index to be on par with Windows 7... A maximum of 5.9 is boring! I want something out of 10 :P then again who cares if you know your hardware :O I think 3rd party software is a go in this case.

  • milo91
    2 Posts

    Hmm, I wonder if they'll update the Windows Experience Index to be on par with Windows 7... A maximum of 5.9 is boring! I want something out of 10 :P then again who cares if you know your hardware :O I think 3rd party software is a go in this case.

  • Bleape
    1 Posts

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  • drumrobot wrote:

    "It's a good thing Windows gives us a ton of options to chose from. After all, why spend money on one computer?

    Step one: Get a brand-new PC. Attempt to update. Find out that your hardware "isn't compatible." Spend a wonderfully large amount of money on a new CPU.

    Step two: dump Windows. Buy a Mac. Be happy."

    I reply - Drumrobot, didn't you know to check hardware for compatability before you spec? Noob mistake. You're right, you're better off with a Mac.

  • It's a good thing Windows gives us a ton of options to chose from. After all, why spend money on one computer?

    Step one: Get a brand-new PC. Attempt to update. Find out that your hardware "isn't compatible." Spend a wonderfully large amount of money on a new CPU.

    Step two: dump Windows. Buy a Mac. Be happy.

  • hello,

    Did windows vista sp2 RTM or the general final release come out yet or will they be available soon?

  • lvken7
    1 Posts

    Where do I go to get help with Vista?

  • One step closer to public release. Yippee!

  • 7flavor
    352 Posts

    Lots of Vista technologies were backported to XP..likewise are there any Windows 7 technologies being backported to Vista? Does Service Pack 2 include any such techs? DirectX 11?

  • After installing SP2 RC the security center reports that my installed avira virus scanner is not started. In fact this was not true.

  • ajl
    1 Posts

    I have VIsta on 2 machines and have had nothing but trouble.  When will Windows7 be available to the public?  

  • ctitanic
    69 Posts

    The sad reality is that nobody cares. Vista will join ME in the list of undesired Microsoft OS versions. The market is devided at this moment in two groups. Those who switched back to XP from Vista and those who still have Vista installed but are waiting for W7.

  • Good to read some Vista news amongst all the Win7 noise :) Thanks.

  • lollht
    44 Posts

    Who cares about Vista?  It's the Gummo Marx to Win 7's Groucho.

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  • dovella
    303 Posts

    Brandon is Italian Inclused?