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Microsoft deploys Vista Service Pack 2

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Tue May 26, 2009

MS posts Vista SP2

Microsoft has posted 64- and 32-bit versions of Service Pack 2, a major update for Windows Vista and Server 2008. The downloads measure 577 and 348MB respectively, and include all of the key Windows updates produced since the debut of Service Pack 1. New devices and hardware platforms are also said to be supported, such as Bluetooth 2.1, 64-bit VIA CPUs and Blu-ray data recording.

Also new are fixes for issues like poor Wi-Fi performance when returning from Sleep, and various structural enhancements, such as the inclusion of Windows Search 4.0, and the removal of a limit on half-open outbound TCP connections. Among enterprise-specific improvements are the integration of Hyper-V virtualization, and better power management including Group Policy options. Microsoft adds that it has merged the installers for both Vista and Windows Server.

By Electronista Staff


  1. testudo

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    is it snappier?

  1. Mr. Strat

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    Same Ol' Thing

    I can't see that SP2 is any better. Looks the same...performs the same.

    You can't polish a t***.

  1. IxOsX

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    Good for Vista People...

    SP2 for Vista "Millenium"... :-) c*** will be c***! And the USA military are buying this c***... :-) That make me think if they know computers... Just hope they don't begin fire things for accident. LOL ;-)

  1. phillymjs

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    you CAN polish a t***. Mythbusters proved it. But it takes a lot of time and effort, and in the end it's still a shiny ball of s***.

  1. gitcypher

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    @ phillymjs

    LOL! I saw that episode.

  1. DeezNutts

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    Its a rollup of previous

    Vista SP2 is a rollup of previously released patches some new features:

    * Windows Search 4.0 for faster and improved relevancy in searches
    * Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack supporting the most recent specification for Bluetooth Technology
    * Ability to record data on to Blu-Ray media natively in Windows Vista
    * Adds Windows Connect Now (WCN) to simplify Wi-Fi Configuration
    * Windows Vista SP2 enables the exFAT file system to support UTC timestamps, which allows correct file synchronization across time zones.

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