Jeff DaVos, one of the many Windows Vista SP1 beta program leaders, has graciously confirmed that Windows Vista SP1 build 18000, otherwise known as Release Candidate Refresh 2, and the build which was Released to Manufacturing (RTM) on Monday are indeed one of the same.
There has been a 'registry hack' going around for a few days now to enable the option to download SP1 via Windows Update. This 'hack' is actually straight from Microsoft, which was given to beta testers on Connect January 23rd.
Windows Vista SP1 build 18000 is indeed the RTM build. We were hoping build 18000 we released to you (WU only) was the final build and as it happens we didn’t have to break the glass, the build didn’t change at all from the time we released it to you and our final sign-off on Monday morning this week.”, Jeff says. “What you got is what we’re all running our Vista machines here internally - we definitely RTM’d
Registry hack: VistaSP1WU.zip 535bytes 12659 downloads
News Source: Geeksanatomy via Neowin
Edited by Razor VinT, 08 February 2008 - 02:44 AM.