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Old 10-24-08, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Vista SP2 Build 16489 released to testers

Microsoft has released an early beta build of Vista SP2 to testers according to those familiar with the beta program.

In a posting to The Hotfix forums, members have claimed that Microsoft have released a batch file which enables the SP2 download from Windows Update. The download weighs in at over 290MB and references the support article placeholder put online 2 weeks ago.



Microsoft recently wrote to potential testers to offer them the SP2 build within 4 weeks and it appears the company may have released this earlier than expected.

It's expected that SP2 will include Windows Search 4, along with Bluetooth wireless support (including latest BT 2.1 fixes), support for the new VIA 64-bit CPU and additional application compatibility updates.

Early feedback from testers noted "Vista feels faster now!" and "it feels good so far...stable and all".


http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/1...sed-to-testers
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Old 10-24-08, 05:04 PM   #2
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lol Placebo effect...

Update 2: According to a Microsoft source, the package on Windows Update today are pre-beta bits, not the actual beta that has undergone more testing. It was added to ensure the windows update process was setup correctly.
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Old 10-24-08, 08:55 PM   #3
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Hmm . . . sounds interesting. Again, you guys can test it out and let me know how it goes.
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Old 10-24-08, 09:21 PM   #4
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hummm interesting
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Old 10-24-08, 10:10 PM   #5
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500 megs wtf?!?!?!


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Old 10-24-08, 10:50 PM   #6
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lol I wonder how much of the original Vista code is even left after SP1 and now SP2. I bet they've re-written the whole OS already
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Old 10-24-08, 11:35 PM   #7
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nothing wrong with that.
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Old 10-25-08, 12:34 AM   #8
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If they can make it 110% better by rewriting the OS then by all means do it and get it done!

lol at 110% more like 5 to 10 % better, haha anyway
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Old 10-25-08, 05:57 AM   #9
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lol I wonder how much of the original Vista code is even left after SP1 and now SP2. I bet they've re-written the whole OS already
If you think they've rewritten the whole os uhh, maybe its just late and I can't understand the sarcasm.


It took them over 5 years to make vista and that was based off of the windows xp kernel.

I bet at most they've rewritten 5%. Added another 5%.
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I honestly don't care what anybody thinks, but Vista still needs a lot of optimization IMO.
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Old 10-25-08, 12:01 PM   #11
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works fine here.
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Old 10-25-08, 01:40 PM   #12
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if anyone wants to try it

http://www.thehotfix.net/forums/inde...dpost&p=138456
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