Microsoft has finally compiled the final RTM version of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. As usual, the setup installer for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 have been leaked to Internet for free download by all, way ahead of official Microsoft release.

The final RTM of SP2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista has the file build version of 6002.18005, with full string of 6.0.6002.18005, as mentioned in article about SP2 RTM-Escrow, and confirmed by Windows Team Blog post. mychaelo has posted on My Digital Life forums the leaked Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 standalone setup installers, for both 32bit and 64bit, in the form of RapidShare and DepositFiles HTTP download links plus torrents for BT download.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 RTM


32-bit (x86) Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 RTM (Wave 1 – All 36 Languages)

Build: 6002.18005.090410-1830
File Name: Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe
Size: 498,781,016 bytes (475.67 MB)
CRC: 8D07A886
MD5: CAD218B99FC301836E385049C75F5EAF
SHA1: 7F8AA802E157282D84CF47950281DE53A8C26F22

HTTP: Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe
BitTorrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.VISTA.AND.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.X86.W1.RIP.DVD-WZTiSO.torrent or Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.torrent

64-bit (x64) Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 RTM (Wave 1 – All 36 Languages)

Build: 6002.18005.090410-1830
File Name: Windows6.0-KB948465-X64.exe
Size: 781,893,560 bytes (745.67 MB)
CRC: 19C1676E
MD5: DB35DF98AE5A6FD085386580A6EE8B55
SHA1: F0E46DEB7734B8ED277B0CF2304EE2BABC4D9B1C

HTTP: Windows6.0-KB948465-X64.exe
BitTorrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.VISTA.AND.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.X64.W1.RIP.DVD-WZTiSO.torrent or Windows6.0-KB948465-X64.torrent

IA-64 Intel Itanium-based Windows Server 2008 SP2 RTM (Wave 1 -All 36 Languages)

Build: 6002.18005.090410-1830
File Name: Windows6.0-KB948465-IA64.exe
Size: 496,638,840 bytes
CRC: 180E5C6F
MD5: 13432B483F2EFAB2CE132E58799AF1A4
SHA1: 1A6CD9ADE213BCC056CBA3B810E86F0C09C16B51

BitTorrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.ITANIUM.W1.RIP.DVD-WZTiSO.torrent

Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 RTM DVD ISO with x86, x64 and IA64 (Wave 1 -All 36 Languages)

BUILD: 6002.18005.090410-1830
FILE: 6002.18005.090410-1830_iso_update_sp_wave1-RTMSP2.1_DVD.iso
SIZE: 1,778,067,456 byte
SHA1: BC1343F6B3C784D7F292E0ADBECA616DB73B7082
MD5: C57338B171B0375C1C4B48AC348C7408
CRC: D47005B5

BitTorrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.VISTA.AND.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.WAVE1.DVD-WZTiSO.torrent


The standalone setup installer for Windows Vista and WS 2008 SP2 contains all 36 languages to support all localized operating systems. In essence, the SP2 for Vista and WS2008 should release in only 2 waves, much like practice when releasing Windows Vista SP1 – wave 0 for 5 core languages and wave 1 for all languages. There is confusion that wave 1 of the SP2 may be limited to just Italian, Dutch, Russian and Traditional Chinese, but it’s the release waves for Windows 7. However, for Windows Vista users who want to download a smaller SP2 update files, standalone SP2 installers for wave 1 with just 5 benchmark languages are also available.


32-bit (x86) Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 RTM (Wave 0 – English, Japanese, Spanish, German and French)

Build: 6002.18005.090410-1830
File Name: Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe
Size: 365,230,920 bytes
CRC: 3368C777
MD5: C9394FD32DB15619328AF4FF0315750A
SHA1: 106C0484D7449CC4B70353C21D0C0D63E4BA66C3

HTTP Download: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.VISTA.AND.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.X86.W0.RIP.DVD-WZTiSO.rar
BT Torrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.VISTA.AND.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.X86.W0.RIP.DVD-WZTiSO.torrent

64-bit (x64) Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 RTM (Wave 0 – English, Japanese, Spanish, German and French)

Build: 6002.18005.090410-1830
File Name: Windows6.0-KB948465-X64.exe
Size: 605,410,472 bytes
CRC: 1737E14D
MD5: A3BCB1FFDB366397FA5FAB0898EB098D
SHA1: BE8D74ADC029FA7350FC1F0D32BEF853C0519A92

HTTP Download: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.VISTA.AND.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.X64.W0.RIP.DVD-WZTiSO.rar
BT Torrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.VISTA.AND.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.X64.W0.RIP.DVD-WZTiSO.torrent

IA-64 Intel Itanium-based Windows Server 2008 SP2 RTM (Wave 0 – English, Japanese, Spanish, German and French)

Build: 6002.18005.090410-1830
File Name: Windows6.0-KB948465-IA64.exe
Size: 472,267,144 bytes
CRC: D1038806
MD5: B3243A1AF0632B38C6619C4DE75DDA14
SHA1: 0C40F01E354EB9665750020D31AB7CA109852D63

BT Torrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.ITANIUM.W0.RIP.DVD-WZTiSO.torrent

Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 RTM DVD ISO with x86, x64 and IA64 (Wave 0 – English, Japanese, Spanish, German and French)

Build: 6002.18005.090410-1830
File Name: 6002.18005.090410-1830_iso_update_sp_wave0-RTMSP2.0_DVD.iso
Size: 1,443,663,872 byte
SHA1: 0D4C462FA5DA704CE6B7B8E054AA1308DE4F07DF
MD5: 26A6CE1B9ADDBED7810D8383768A2DDE
CRC: A99D9552

BT Torrent: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.VISTA.AND.SERVER.2008.SP2.RTM.WAVE0.DVD-WZTiSO.torrent


Update: Wave 1 with 5 languages of SP2 for Windows Server 2008 and Vista has been made available generally and officially by Microsoft. Wave 2 with Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP2 all language standalone update package is also released.

IE7 in Windows Vista SP2
The Service Pack 2 does not upgrade the IE7 (Internet Explorer 7) to IE8 (Internet Explorer 8). Thus, users has to manually download and install IE8 update themselves.

Windows Vista Users will require to download and install Windows Vista SP1 prior to updating SP2. Officially, the roll out of Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 via Windows Update will take months, although the installer will make available publicly soon, during the second quarter of 2009. Those not intends to install SP2 onto their system should download and install Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit. However, Windows Vista SP1 will be made mandatory and started to deploy to all Windows Vista soon.

Windows Vista SP2 Build File Version

For Windows users who prefer to fresh install Windows Vista with SP2 from clean state (after reformatting hard disk), Windows Vista with SP2 slipstreamed or integrated or Windows Server 2008 with SP2 slipstreamed DVD ISO images are also leaked to Internet. Also read summary of changes in the SP2.

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