May 26, 2009

Download Windows Vista SP2 / Server 2008 SP2

Microsoft finally released the final (RTM) bits of its second Service Pack for Vista/2008.
The client and server operating systems are based on the same kernel, and therefore use the same update package.

The SP2 update will be publicly available through Automatic Updates from 30th of June 2009.
But if you want, you can download and install it yourself:

At the moment, only 5 Languages are available: English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish

Important Release Notes From Microsoft:


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


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

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