Vista SP2 Available Today, Automatic Updates By the End of the Month
Article by George Norman
On 26 May 2009
Vista SP2’s road to attaining GA (General Availability) has been a very teasing one for the end user; I say teasing because Vista Service Pack 2 RTM was announced back in April, then Vista SP2 DVD ISOs were made available for download but only to MSDN and TechNet subscribers about a week ago. Microsoft once again teased Vista users just a few days ago when announced the imminent release of SP2.

“Just a heads up to prepare for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2. It will be available in the coming weeks on the Download Center (DLC) and also through Windows Update and WSUS. SP2 includes all updates that were released since SP1. It also includes support for new types of hardware and other technology improvements,” said the Windows Update team just a little while back.


One new piece of information has come to light, teasing the users that want to get SP2 for their Windows Vista-powered machines. Vista SP2 will become available for public download as of today, the 26th of May; by the end of next month SP2 will be pushed out via Automatic Updates.

The information came to light via two sources. The first one is Microsoft’s TechNet – this is were Moderator Thomas Lee, posted the following:

“Microsoft will release Windows Vista SP2 to the Download Center and through Windows Update on May 26, 2009. Automatic Updates are scheduled to begin on June 30, 2009.”

The second source is technology site TechARP, the site that recently made the news by shedding some light onto the maximum hardware specifications for small netbooks running windows 7 and for shedding some light onto when Microsoft will announce the pricing for Windows 7. According to TechARP, Vista SP2 downloads will go live on the 26th of May.

UPDATE: Windows Vista SP2 is available for download - Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone DVD ISO and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone for x64-based systems .

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