For those of you who can’t wait to dive into new releases from Microsoft, Vista users can now download service pack 2 directly from Microsoft ahead of the scheduled  Updates rollout (happening sometime next month).

So what does this do? Upgrade to Windows 7? Uhm..not quite sorry. This is primarily a bug fix release, and most of the improved items are happening under the hood. Some notable changes in this Service Pack are:

  • SP2 includes ability to record data to Blu-Ray Disc media.
  • SP2 integrates the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless, which contains support for Bluetooth v2.1 and Windows Connect Now (WCN) Wi-Fi Configuration. Bluetooth v2.1 is the most recent specification for Bluetooth wireless technology.
  • SP2 improves performance for Wi-Fi connections after resuming from sleep mode.
  • SP2 includes Windows Search 4.0

The full list of changes can be found here.  Happy downloading!

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