Download available for Standalone Vista SP2


  1.    02 Jul 2009 #11
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    Re: Download available for Standalone Vista SP2


    Quote Originally Posted by ched208 View Post
    I installed SP2 but then Fallout3 wouldn't launch so I took it off. What good is that?
    It's as good as what was seen in SP2 for XP in it's own way. Note the following description seen on a 3rd party download site that sums it up as:

    "Description
    Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (also called Vista SP2) fixes a range of bugs in Windows Vista discovered since the release of Vista Service Pack 1. The download provides enhanced security measures that will improve Vista's defences against viruses, worms and hackers, along with increased stability and, fingers crossed, an improved experience for users.

    Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is a large download and can be applied to any version of Windows Vista, provided Service Pack 1 has already been installed. You can download Vista SP2, burn it to disk and use it on multiple PCs."
    Download Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Vista SP2 (Full package)

    You may have simply seen a bad install of the service pack and need to get another download if you ran it from the drive. Make sure things like firewalls, antivirus, and other protections are off since those can hamper updates.
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  2.    02 Oct 2009 #12
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    Re: Download available for Standalone Vista SP2


    Why doesn't sp2 show up as an update option when you run windows update?
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  3.    04 Nov 2009 #13
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    Re: Download available for Standalone Vista SP2


    I have the same question as TubbFan: I have SP1 installed, and have configured Windows Update to show me what is available so I can choose whether to download and install things or not.

    I'm up to date with my Vista updates, but I have never seen SP2 appear in the list of updates. Why would that be?

    Note: I also looked through the 'Hidden Updates' list and it's not there either.

    Hmmm ...
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  4.    28 Sep 2010 #14
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    Re: Download available for Standalone Vista SP2


    I heard that SP2 is slower for gaming compared to SP1, is that true?
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  5.    10 Nov 2012 #15
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    Re: Download available for Standalone Vista SP2


    Which Version of Vista SP2 Standalone to Archive ?

    This Microsoft page lists several versions of the SP2 standalone:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd262148.aspx

    It seems as if the "All Language SP2 Stand-Alone" DVD ISO would be the best:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5104

    (Although, it probably couldn't hurt to get all of the "All Language" versions anyway)

    Oh... and just in case, here's the standalones for SP1:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/bb738089.aspx
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