Vista Beta SP1 Leaked
Will the real Vista Beta SP1 please be released?Starting in early August, beta versions of Windows Vista SP1 started to appear on BitTorrent sites such as Pirate Bay. Over the Aug. 24 weekend, a new beta has appeared on the BitTorrent sites. The first beta SP1 appeared on hacker sites in early August as a 3.2 GB DVD ISO. This version could only be used to install a full version of Windows Vista. As such, it was not so much an SP as a testing platform for some proposed patches. The just-leaked version, however, expands from a compressed file of about 200 MB in size, depending on the system architecture, into an installation program that totals approximately 684 MB. With it, an adventuresome Vista user could use it to update his or hers Vista-powered system to a beta SP1. This beta is labeled "Vista updates installer 32bit-Pre-sp1-Aug25th-2007." There is also a x64 version named "Vista 64bit (x64)Updates installer sp1 preview August 24th 2007." Both versions describe themselves as "The Vista Performance, Compatibility and Reliability Pack." Besides updates to Vista, the patch also includes recent versions of Adobe Flash Player and Sun Java.
A closer look reveals that, regardless of platform, the beta is named: "Build: 6.0.6001.16633 (longhorn.070803-1655)." When installed, at least one patched version of Vista Ultimate states that the system is running Vista Ultimate, Service Patch 1, v.165.