Desktop Software Operating Systems Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)

Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 2 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.8 (487 votes)

File Details

File Size 340.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 572,191
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Windows Vista
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Windows Vista introduces a breakthrough user experience and is designed to help you feel confident in your ability to view, find, and organize information and to control your computing experience.

The visual sophistication of Windows Vista helps streamline your computing experience by refining common window elements so you can better focus on the content on the screen rather than on how to access it. The desktop experience is more informative, intuitive, and helpful. And new tools bring better clarity to the information on your computer, so you can see what your files contain without opening them, find applications and files instantly, navigate efficiently among open windows, and use wizards and dialog boxes more confidently.

Latest Reviews

egi setiadi

egi setiadi reviewed vService Pack 2 on Jul 11, 2012

good

reacer

reacer reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 26, 2011

Should you choose another operating system, you should better try Free Windows. The distribution disk is rather cheap (I dont remember exactly, but approx. 22-25 $), software is free. http://free-windows.com

trents

trents reviewed vService Pack 2 on Dec 2, 2010

HI,
I'm using this Microsoft Windows Vista for now and i like the feature they offer..
But lately I'm using windows XP it good effective and good....

hacko

hacko reviewed vService Pack 2 on Oct 26, 2010

a dobra je

ZenWarrior

ZenWarrior reviewed vService Pack 2 on Jun 11, 2009

I began using the alpha of this in December 2008 and thought I'd found heaven for Vista. The great experience continued thru the betas, but then I installed this "final release." And since then, I've seen more BSODs over the past couple of weeks than I saw across years of XP and even the crappy old Vista.

Another perfect example of Microsoft taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps backwards. Having before seen it so few times, I honestly had little idea what the BSOD was until installing this piece of crap. I now know it well. Oh, and there have also been 3 "hardware failure" shutdowns since installing this so-called final release. Bottom line: this release is infinitely less stable than the alphas & betas of it over the past several month.

User beware. I do not recommend this download.

DatabaseBen

DatabaseBen reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 27, 2009

anyone know how to remove the little message that appears on the bottom right hand corner of the desktop that still infers the "evulation copy of sp2"?

uninstalling the sp2 beta didn't remove it.

skapig

skapig reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Pretty painless install, although it takes an awfully long time for it to "personalize" Windows Mail (which I have never used).

Once up and running after the install, I ran into a problem with Windows Update hanging on load. However, this went away after a reboot (although it did initally list SP2 as being ready to intall on opening which went away with a refresh). Other than that, no issues so far.

Sir_timbit

Sir_timbit reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Is this the final version of Vista SP2? There are no references to a final Vista SP2 on Microsoft's site...

mike.smith63

mike.smith63 reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Not quite this one as i installed the x64 version but it installed in 17 mins with one reboot. The whole systems feels a little more stable and responsive but thats just a feeling in my water rather than an analysed opinion.

coover

coover reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Started process (in Safe Mode) and walked away, assuming the installation would take more than an hour. I checked 24 minutes later, and the installation was fiinished and the computer was running properly. At this point, I see no observable differences between SP1 and SP2. I asume there are differences, particularly regarding safety issues, but they do not appear to be obvious to a casual observer.

It looks like MS has done a good job with this one.

Avg. Rating 3.8 (487 votes)
Your Rating
egi setiadi

egi setiadi reviewed vService Pack 2 on Jul 11, 2012

good

reacer

reacer reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 26, 2011

Should you choose another operating system, you should better try Free Windows. The distribution disk is rather cheap (I dont remember exactly, but approx. 22-25 $), software is free. http://free-windows.com

trents

trents reviewed vService Pack 2 on Dec 2, 2010

HI,
I'm using this Microsoft Windows Vista for now and i like the feature they offer..
But lately I'm using windows XP it good effective and good....

hacko

hacko reviewed vService Pack 2 on Oct 26, 2010

a dobra je

ZenWarrior

ZenWarrior reviewed vService Pack 2 on Jun 11, 2009

I began using the alpha of this in December 2008 and thought I'd found heaven for Vista. The great experience continued thru the betas, but then I installed this "final release." And since then, I've seen more BSODs over the past couple of weeks than I saw across years of XP and even the crappy old Vista.

Another perfect example of Microsoft taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps backwards. Having before seen it so few times, I honestly had little idea what the BSOD was until installing this piece of crap. I now know it well. Oh, and there have also been 3 "hardware failure" shutdowns since installing this so-called final release. Bottom line: this release is infinitely less stable than the alphas & betas of it over the past several month.

User beware. I do not recommend this download.

DatabaseBen

DatabaseBen reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 27, 2009

anyone know how to remove the little message that appears on the bottom right hand corner of the desktop that still infers the "evulation copy of sp2"?

uninstalling the sp2 beta didn't remove it.

skapig

skapig reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Pretty painless install, although it takes an awfully long time for it to "personalize" Windows Mail (which I have never used).

Once up and running after the install, I ran into a problem with Windows Update hanging on load. However, this went away after a reboot (although it did initally list SP2 as being ready to intall on opening which went away with a refresh). Other than that, no issues so far.

Sir_timbit

Sir_timbit reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Is this the final version of Vista SP2? There are no references to a final Vista SP2 on Microsoft's site...

mike.smith63

mike.smith63 reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Not quite this one as i installed the x64 version but it installed in 17 mins with one reboot. The whole systems feels a little more stable and responsive but thats just a feeling in my water rather than an analysed opinion.

coover

coover reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Started process (in Safe Mode) and walked away, assuming the installation would take more than an hour. I checked 24 minutes later, and the installation was fiinished and the computer was running properly. At this point, I see no observable differences between SP1 and SP2. I asume there are differences, particularly regarding safety issues, but they do not appear to be obvious to a casual observer.

It looks like MS has done a good job with this one.

bellemannen

bellemannen reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Installed in under 30mins on my business distro. Works perfectly fine on my 4gb ram ,e8400 system.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

Worked fine.

H2O_lover

H2O_lover reviewed vService Pack 2 on May 26, 2009

donmor46, no Microsoft have not released it over and over again. In fact this is the first (and probably last, ie. SP2a) time SP2 is released to general public. What has been released before are release canidates, and one of these candidates became final. And general public did not have access to that release candidate build.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vService Pack 2 RC on Mar 23, 2009

I can't believe I'm installing this on a production system because I don't have the time to get the hotfix from Microsoft.

FmlyRnn

FmlyRnn reviewed vService Pack 2 RC on Mar 10, 2009

I don't see any difference after Downloading and Installing.

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