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Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Postby shreader » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:55 pm

Information about Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2

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INTRODUCTION
This Microsoft Knowledge Base article will be updated with more information about Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) when the information becomes available. Currently, the product release notes and related information about Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2 are not available.

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Postby shreader » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:38 pm

More info., this time from Mary-Jo Foley

Microsoft aiming to deliver Vista SP2 before Windows 7


The Windows team is readying second service packs (SP2) for Vista
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Postby shreader » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:37 am

Official Name for Windows 7

Why 7?

There's been a lot of lively discussion since I confirmed yesterday that the official name for the next version of the Window client operating system will be "Windows 7" about how we got to the number "7."

I'll say up front, that there are many ways to count the releases of Windows and it's been both a trip down memory lane and quite amusing to read all the different theories about how we got to the number "7."

Anyway, the numbering we used is quite simple. The very first release of Windows was Windows 1.0, the second was Windows 2.0, the third Windows 3.0.

Here's where things get a little more complicated. Following Windows 3.0 was Windows NT which was code versioned as Windows 3.1. Then came Windows 95, which was code versioned as Windows 4.0. Then, Windows 98, 98 SE and Windows Millennium each shipped as 4.0.1998, 4.10.2222, and 4.90.3000, respectively. So we're counting all 9x versions as being 4.0.

Windows 2000 code was 5.0 and then we shipped Windows XP as 5.1, even though it was a major release we didn't' want to change code version numbers to maximize application compatibility.

That brings us to Windows Vista, which is 6.0. So we see Windows 7 as our next logical significant release and 7th in the family of Windows releases.

We learned a lot about using 5.1 for XP and how that helped developers with version checking for API compatibility. We also had the lesson reinforced when we applied the version number in the Windows Vista code as Windows 6.0-- that changing basic version numbers can cause application compatibility issues.

So we decided to ship the Windows 7 code as Windows 6.1 - which is what you will see in the actual version of the product in cmd.exe or computer properties.

There's been some fodder about whether using 6.1 in the code is an indicator of the relevance of Windows 7. It is not.

Windows 7 is a significant and evolutionary advancement of the client operating system. It is in every way a major effort in design, engineering and innovation. The only thing to read into the code versioning is that we are absolutely committed to making sure application compatibility is optimized for our customers.

We're just over a week away from showing off Windows 7 at PDC and WinHEC. I look forward to sharing more soon!

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Postby shreader » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:42 am

It appears that a few beta testers have received (survey) invites today for Vista SP2 ^*^
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Postby Logicalx » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:02 pm

Leaked: Vista SP2 Build 16489 for x86


Title = Vista SP2 Build 16489 for x86 (KB948465)
UpdateId = {1599157C-4A61-4F89-A72E-B369FDBF957B}.104
Bundles 2 updates:
{473855BE-E5B4-485C-BD87-09A0A9F872F2}.104
{AD91C341-2DEC-4BEB-A408-F05D43A5F3C1}.104

There is an installer to get Vista SP2 (beta) but i not sure if we ( or i ) can post it, but we did test leaked vers of Vista...

anywho if ur allowed i'll post links.

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Postby shreader » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:06 pm

You probably should not post a link Logicalx,

Anyone interested can Google for them.
6.0.6002.16489.lh_sp2beta.080924-1740 is the version I saw.

I have seen it installed & read that IE8 beta 2 is updated & appears much faster w/ the SP2 update.
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Postby Logicalx » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:10 am

Picture of my Deskstop with SP2 Beta

http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/4743 ... etamn1.jpg

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