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Windows 7: Vista SP2 is out

26 May 2009   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
I disagree (with no bold highlite needed)
SP2 rtm is just about as fast as Win7 and a nice improvement for Vista.
Have to agree. Although not touted as a major feature of SP2, it certainly improved the processor thread handling such that Vista SP2 performs almost as well as Win 7 RC.

It's a fundamental improvement that I'm sure MS won't want to trumpet as:

a) It shows that there was something fundamentally flawed with Vista until now and

b) It removes a reason for wanting to pay to upgrade to Windows 7 (although there are many others that still make it very worthwhile!).

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26 May 2009   #22
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I beta tested SP2 and RC Escrow. I had no problems, but others did and those problems were fixed for RTM.

There are a few people who got new computers recently and they came installed with Vista. I'm sure they will enjoy Win7 a lot more, but for now, they can still work on Vista and not have to shell out more money to replace it (until they're ready to).
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26 May 2009   #23

Windows 7 RC

I'll continue with the RC until Windows 7 gets released to the public and the RC expires. But I'll most likely revert back to Vista then.

I do like this OS. But the while it's noticeably better, I don't feel the differences are enough to spur me to spend hundreds of dollars to get it. We're already seeing that SP2 in Vista has addressed what's probably its most common complaint: speed.
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26 May 2009   #24

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot

A big thanx to the OP for the heads-up on SP2 being released. Just installed it and to me it deffo seems quicker. Cheers alot!

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26 May 2009   #25

W7 Build 7201 / Vista Home SP2 ( Both x86)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RayHend View Post
Is the SP2 compatible with the Windows 7 RC, or does it only apply to the Vista OS?
Its for Vista with service pack 1 already installed.

You can notice the difference in speed once you have installed SP2

lol think i missed a page somewhere ?...oppz
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27 May 2009   #26

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

There does seem to be some confusion as to why this is mentioned at all in this Forum - after all, it is for Windows 7 and not Vista. However, let's not forget that many people here are also active on the Vista Forum and still have Vista installations. (me, for example), either as multi-boot or as separate machines.
Since we have Tutorials here on setting up multi-boot systems with W7 and Vista, it is only fitting that important news, such as the release of a service pack, is also available here.
If you check this same sub-forum over at Vista, you will see that W7 is mentioned numerous times.
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27 May 2009   #27
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I just finished downloading the iso image good for both the 32bit and 64bit editions of Vista as well as for the 32/64bit Server 2008 simplifying things a bit. You can get that at

For those who don't want to see SP2 automatically installed through the automatic updates you can download the blocker tool kit from Download details: Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit
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27 May 2009   #28
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This SP2 is for Vista only. If you tried to install it on W7, I'll assume it would tell you it was the wrong OS.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RayHend View Post
Is the SP2 compatible with the Windows 7 RC, or does it only apply to the Vista OS?
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27 May 2009   #29

7232 x64

vista sp2 just rocks! Well done MSFT!!!
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27 May 2009   #30

windows xp / vista /windows 7 / ubuntu 9.10


just booted up my vista , and installed sp2

No problem with the install .
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