Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2

The Windows team put up quick work and released the SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 despite the parallel Windows 7 work that has been keeping them busy.   So if you are running Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008, you can install SP2 released from or better turn on automatic updates and it should do the update sometime during this month.

Currently it is available for 5 languages and more general availability might be over the next few months.  Note that Windows Vista SP1 is a pre-requisite and it can be downloaded from

In the case of Windows Server, when it was released, it came by default with SP1 so this is technically the Service Pack 1 although, for versioning consistency it is SP2.

The Windows Team proactively blogs about these new releases and other updates at

The particular post which talks about this and the links for other flavours such as x64, Enterprise etc., is

For the folks interested in details about this Service Pack, it is KB948465

Cheers !!!

Print | posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:44 PM

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# re: Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2

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I have Vista Home premium Sp1 32 bit.

I tried to install Vista Sp2 through Windows update it failed with an error 80070026

Steps I have tried.
1:Unintalled mcafee
2:clean boot
3:installed KB947821

Tried to intall Sp2 again getting an error 80073712 via windows update

Tried to install Sp2 via manual download getting an error "Installation unsuccessful" and giving a link to install System readiness tool again.

I have checked the checksur log , it has found 128 errors and fixed only one.
I tried running sfc scan it stuck at 100% did not give any error message.

I have a Dell laptop and do not have the Vista reinstallation disk to perform inplace upgrade and also I have installed Sp1 via windows update so I cannot do factory restore.Any suggestions.

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