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    Thumbs up How to Update Windows Vista SP1 to SP2

    Earlier this week, we reported that Vista SP2 has released to testers. Today, you can update your Vista SP1 to SP2 easily by doing a small trick. If you would like to taste Vista SP2, you can follow the below procedure to get it via Windows Update. So, below is the step-by-step procedure to update your Vista SP1 to Vista SP2 pre beta.

    1. Copy and paste the below code in the notepad and save it as “update.bat” anywhere in your Windows machine.

    @echo off

    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSp2 /f > NUL 2>&1
    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSP2 /f > NUL 2>&1

    reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSp2 /v Beta1 /t REG_SZ /d C21A5C64-2530-CC19-042F-9ABDB4ED27F9 /f
    IF NOT %errorlevel% == 0 ( goto ERROR)

    :SUCCESS
    @echo.
    echo ================================================== =========
    echo Windows Vista SP2 registry keys successfully set.
    echo Please check for updates on Windows Update.
    echo ================================================== =========
    @echo.
    goto END

    :ERROR
    @echo.
    echo ================================================== =========
    echo ERROR setting the Windows Vista SP2 registry keys
    echo Please run this script as Administrator (right-click, 'Run as Administrator').
    echo ================================================== =========
    @echo.
    goto END

    :END
    pause
    pause

    2. Now, right click on it and select Run as Administrator.

    3. Windows should start updating now.

    4. If everything goes fine, enjoy with Vista SP2.

    As SP2 is in pre-beta stage, it’s a good practice to create a restore point or backup to avoid future problems.

    If Windows has not started updating automatically, follow this procedure to start the update:

    * Type Windows Update in start menu search box and hit enter.
    * In the left pane of Windows Update, click Change Settings.
    * Select the option named “Install Updates Automatically” and click Apply to start the process.

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    WARNING: Create a backup of your Vista as you are going to update to pre-beta which might not be stable.

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    Nice one for those who'd like to experiment Thanks ! For those of you who may want to try it, do remember, thats its a pre-beta release of Vista SP2.

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    ^Yes... It's only for geeks..

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    Well, I went ahead and installed this on my machine, and it's freakin' awesome. Login and startup are much faster, and programs are launching quite a bit quicker as well. I've also noticed that my RAM usage has dropped. Can't wait for the final build. Nice job MS.

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    ^Agree with you..Looks promising..Will give a big boost to Vista sales

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    The batch file ran fine and the download from windows update seemed to work. Am I supposed to reboot before it works?

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    Hey guys! This sounds awesome. I've followed all of the instructions tweakwindows but have had no luck so far. Any reasons? Thanks.

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    Default Got it!

    No worries, I've managed to work it out! Thanks

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    the script does not work for me. it says
    ERROR setting the Windows Vista SP2 registry keys
    Please run this script as Administrator (right-click, 'Run as Administrator')
    I just run as administrator.
    Quote Originally Posted by tweakwindows View Post
    Earlier this week, we reported that Vista SP2 has released to testers. Today, you can update your Vista SP1 to SP2 easily by doing a small trick. If you would like to taste Vista SP2, you can follow the below procedure to get it via Windows Update. So, below is the step-by-step procedure to update your Vista SP1 to Vista SP2 pre beta.

    1. Copy and paste the below code in the notepad and save it as “update.bat” anywhere in your Windows machine.

    @echo off

    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSp2 /f > NUL 2>&1
    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSP2 /f > NUL 2>&1

    reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSp2 /v Beta1 /t REG_SZ /d C21A5C64-2530-CC19-042F-9ABDB4ED27F9 /f
    IF NOT %errorlevel% == 0 ( goto ERROR)

    :SUCCESS
    @echo.
    echo ================================================== =========
    echo Windows Vista SP2 registry keys successfully set.
    echo Please check for updates on Windows Update.
    echo ================================================== =========
    @echo.
    goto END

    :ERROR
    @echo.
    echo ================================================== =========
    echo ERROR setting the Windows Vista SP2 registry keys
    echo Please run this script as Administrator (right-click, 'Run as Administrator').
    echo ================================================== =========
    @echo.
    goto END

    :END
    pause
    pause

    2. Now, right click on it and select Run as Administrator.

    3. Windows should start updating now.

    4. If everything goes fine, enjoy with Vista SP2.

    As SP2 is in pre-beta stage, it’s a good practice to create a restore point or backup to avoid future problems.

    If Windows has not started updating automatically, follow this procedure to start the update:

    * Type Windows Update in start menu search box and hit enter.
    * In the left pane of Windows Update, click Change Settings.
    * Select the option named “Install Updates Automatically” and click Apply to start the process.

    Source

    WARNING: Create a backup of your Vista as you are going to update to pre-beta which might not be stable.

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    ^^ It should work fine..If it's not working for you, download the file from here and run it as admin.. It should work fine..
    Last edited by tweakwindows; 10-26-2008 at 03:15 AM.

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