We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Windows Vista SP2 available next week

Microsoft releases service pack to testers

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) is all but ready for release, after Microsoft posted the latest version of the free download to its TechNet and MSDN subscriber-only services.

The news follows last week's reports that Microsoft has completed work on Vista SP2. It's likely to become available to the public next week, although won't downloaded onto PCs via Automatic Updates until later this year.

"Next week, Microsoft will make SP2 RC available to the public via TechNet," a company spokeswoman told Computerworld US.

Last week, Malaysian website TechARP.com claimed Microsoft had scheduled Vista SP2's final release for May. Previously, Microsoft had issued just one public version of Vista SP2, a beta it posted in early December 2008.

Windows Vista review


IDG UK Sites

Microsoft smartwatch release date, price and specs rumours: Launching within a few weeks

IDG UK Sites

Why you shouldn't buy the iPad mini 3: No wonder Apple gave it 10 seconds of stage time

IDG UK Sites

Halloween Photoshop tutorials: 13 masterclasses for horrifying art, designs and type

IDG UK Sites

Should I upgrade from Mavericks to OS X 10.10 Yosemite? What you need to know before updating to...