Microsoft Releases Stand-Alone Installers for Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008
Microsoft releases stand-alone installers for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008, and posts a workaround for those who use the installation tool vLite and have trouble updating to Vista SP2. Microsoft Windows 7 represents a major comeback hope for the software company after the relative failure of Vista.Microsoft has made available stand-alone installers for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008, available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Updates include native support for Blu-ray burning and refinements to the Wi-Fi configuration. The Vista SP2 installation requires that the user already have Vista SP1. The release features support for five languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Japanese. The download site can be found here; those wanting an installation for x64-based systems can find the site here.
Microsoft has also advised that anyone using the installation tool vLite for Vista should rely on a workaround, found here, when installing Vista SP2. Apparently vLite has a nasty habit of accidentally deleting files needed for SP2 installation.