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#1 Razor VinT

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:36 AM

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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.

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

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.

:download: Registry hack: Attached File  VistaSP1WU.zip   535bytes   12659 downloads

News Source: Geeksanatomy via Neowin

Edited by Razor VinT, 08 February 2008 - 02:44 AM.


#2 Rich246

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:18 AM

This is big news... But I think that I will wait until its officially out.... ya never know what could go wrong or what they are keeping under the hood... ;)

#3 pakistanipower

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 04:29 AM

i got mine...it was awesome! feel the speed increase!

to test it i copied 4 gb files to another xp pc (network) the speed was around 6mb after sp1 same files copied at 12 to 11 mb speed...not alot but hey iits double

also i have disable UAC so really didn't notice any different in that..explorer ussage is same no difference....

overall ram usage went down...

lets c what else...fast boot up n fast shutdown

#4 grafx1

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:03 AM

has Hibernation / resuming got any speed ?

#5 ThunderROM

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:06 AM

:woot: Wow, I'm gonna download it now!

#6 BliND123

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:09 PM

:woot: Wow, I'm gonna download it now!


Oh man! I wanna download this but I am wondering...Will this registry hack affect future updates?

#7 Nemesis777

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:13 PM

I have a question! Will installing SP1 affect the use of custom themes in Vista? ..will I be able to use custom themes after installing it without waiting for a new patch to come out?

Edited by Nemesis777, 08 February 2008 - 02:15 PM.


#8 Liskiller

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:06 PM

Here You Go: Patched UxTheme for Vista SP1

#9 Nemesis777

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:46 PM

Here You Go: Patched UxTheme for Vista SP1


Thank you! :D

#10 Frylock86

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:09 PM

All I got was two 4MB files(KB938371, KB937287), but no SP?

#11 xaznx2345

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:18 PM

will this get rid of the 2099 crack and oem one?

#12 pakistanipower

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:02 PM

dont no about cracks..i bought mine ultimate so dont no but they say the craks wont work..but someone i heard one of the cracks bout ssome bios manufactor crack still works

#13 WhistAler

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:32 AM

He is right. I read on Biplab Paul's Technet blog that the Windows Version after SP1 would be "6.0.6001.18000" :yes:

#14 Nemesis777

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:58 PM

..does anyone know of a Vista SP1 Top Shell32.dll ??? Thanks in advance! :)

#15 dexhummer1

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 07:15 PM

I got it...its faster

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#16 Johnnyboy

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 07:54 PM

I've downloaded and installed it successfully. My OS is much faster now!

#17 HingVista

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 04:34 AM

Great find. I'll install it soon.

#18 darkredbbb

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:45 AM

Downloaded it last night (it took forever even though it was only 80 Mb in size) and installed it this morning (the installation took about 30 minutes even though I have a 1.73 Pentium M Processor and 512 Mb of RAM)
So anyway it is running really smoothly, very satisfied .. and another good thing, Vista is still activated :ph34r: :whistle:

#19 splitfire

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 04:04 PM

All I got was two 4MB files(KB938371, KB937287), but no SP?

same for me :S anyone knows what can i do???

#20 xaznx2345

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:26 PM

I had the same problem but I tried the hack again and it worked!

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