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Old 12-05-08, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default Vista SP2 Public Beta out

Hmm looks interesting i have not installed it yet... but i was reading the changes

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Adds new capabilities to Direct X Graphic display reliability. The graphics experience has been greatly improved for users, such as gamers, running applications that require a lot of graphics processing.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dd335036.aspx

Good read.

Hotfix / Security Fixes...is...a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong list...
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Old 12-05-08, 06:31 AM   #2
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Hmm...

I wonder if it actually does anything or if they're just saying that to get people with fast computers to download the beta.
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Old 12-05-08, 06:40 AM   #3
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Here's the links if anyone's interested in giving it a whirl:

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone for x86-based systems (KB948465)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone for x64-based systems (KB948465)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...playlang=en&tm

This is a DVD ISO image containing Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 for x86, x64, IA-64 and Windows Vista for x86, x64. - Five Language Standalone DVD ISO
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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Old 12-05-08, 06:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Vista SP2 Public Beta out

I'll let someone else experiment first.
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Old 12-05-08, 06:55 AM   #5
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LOL, I searched for the term "directx" in the detailed list here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dd335033.aspx

and found this

"951698

MS08-033: Vulnerabilities in DirectX could allow remote code execution"

and this

"927544

FIX: You cannot create an AVI file that is larger than approximately 512 GB, and you cannot play back an AVI file that is larger than approximately 800 GB by using DirectX"


So much for DirectX improvements. Still I somehow know the fanboys are gonna scream OMG VistaSP2 my FPS skyrocketed!!111!
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Old 12-05-08, 08:29 AM   #6
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benchies or death kthx.
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Old 12-05-08, 08:47 AM   #7
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Ive been running beta builds of Sp2. Its alot faster, uses alot less memory than SP1 or Pre Sp1. Definitely worth the DL. They have implemented some of the things Windows 7 does.

Updating to this one now actually...
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Old 12-05-08, 09:52 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by glObalist View Post
LOL, I searched for the term "directx" in the detailed list here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dd335033.aspx

and found this

"951698

MS08-033: Vulnerabilities in DirectX could allow remote code execution"

and this

"927544

FIX: You cannot create an AVI file that is larger than approximately 512 GB, and you cannot play back an AVI file that is larger than approximately 800 GB by using DirectX"


So much for DirectX improvements. Still I somehow know the fanboys are gonna scream OMG VistaSP2 my FPS skyrocketed!!111!


You must've missed this one:


Adds new capabilities to Direct X Graphic display reliability. The graphics experience has been greatly improved for users, such as gamers, running applications that require a lot of graphics processing.
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OMG VistaSP2 my FPS skyrocketed!!111!


Shame about the AVI files though im really gutted i cant create a AVI file larger than 512 GB....I wonder how many CD's i would have to use to fit that on.
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Old 12-05-08, 11:22 AM   #10
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Default Re: Vista SP2 Public Beta out

i once made AVI that was close to 400GB, once you work with uncompressed DV source you can hit that high

you can't compress HDV source in realtime on most PCs, so you have to capture uncompressed and then later get it converted
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i once made AVI that was close to 400GB

She must have been a big girl

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Default Re: Vista SP2 Public Beta out

Wanted to try it out, but the 64Bit link doesn't seem to be working.

[edit] I guess it was just temporarily down for 1 minute..
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