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 PostPost subject: Windows Vista SP2 Beta Download Hack        Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:57 pm 
Some of you might know it, some of you might not. This is the working method (until Microsoft works around it.) to download Vista SP2 Private Beta!

If you like to stay on the bleeding edge of technology (and you’re running Vista) you may want to consider modifying two registry keys on your system so that you can participate in the Vista SP2 Beta program. To join the program all you have to do is , download this batch file and run it on your Vista machine as an administrator. Then just check for available Windows Updates (it may take 30 minutes or so for it to show up in the Windows Updates).

Think carefully whether you want to do this or not. There will likely be some bugs that could cause problems with your system, but at the very least it will cause Vista to expire on 4/2/2010 (or around then). Plus it will place the “Evaluation copy” message on your desktop wallpaper. You can always uninstall Vista SP2 to remove the evaluation message and expiration date, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you try to install it.

So what’s new in Vista SP2? Here’s a brief rundown that the Vista blog provided last week:

Windows Vista SP2 adds Windows Search 4.0 for faster and improved relevancy in searches.
Windows Vista SP2 contains the Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack supporting the most recent specification for Bluetooth Technology.
Ability to record data on to Blu-Ray media natively in Windows Vista.
Adds Windows Connect Now (WCN) to simplify Wi-Fi Configuration.
Windows Vista SP2 enables the exFAT file system to support UTC timestamps, which allows correct file synchronization across time zones.
Windows Vista SP2 is expected to be released in final form sometime in the first half of 2009. Judging by the expiration date of Vista SP2 Beta I’d say that sounds about right.

I hope that you enjoy it!


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I noticed the mediafire server was down so
here is a rapidshare mirror of the windows vista sp2 beta patch.

vista.sp2.beta-DESiGN.exe 68KB


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Word of advice (it screwes over your vista cracking jobs for sp1 ) (i have warned you )

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pizzaboy192 wrote:
Word of advice (it screwes over your vista cracking jobs for sp1 ) (i have warned you )


What Does? The patcher or the sp2 beta?


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ajdesign419 wrote:
I can't view that forum yet. (Not an advanced member) :(

Have you applied yet?
Having just skimmed through your posts I'd say you have a very good chance of getting in...


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ajdesign419 wrote:
I can't view that forum yet. (Not an advanced member) :(

Have you applied yet?
Having just skimmed through your posts I'd say you have a very good chance of getting in...

Yes I applied today, maybe I'll get accepted tomorrow.

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ajdesign419 wrote:
I noticed the mediafire server was down so
here is a rapidshare mirror of the windows vista sp2 beta patch.

vista.sp2.beta-DESiGN.exe 68KB


Is anyone familiar with or used this particular beta patch?
Does it work right?


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ajdesign419 wrote:
Is anyone familiar with or used this particular beta patch?
Does it work right?

I haven't tried it but it seems to be the batch script compiled with ExeScript, UPX-packed, and placed into a patcher that plays a chiptune.
Here's the unpacked exe: http://rapidshare.com/files/165057059/Unpacked.exe
EDIT: I finally risked to execute it, works just fine (it has to be run with admin rights, of course). Nice music :D
EDIT2: The update I'm getting is "Vista SP2 Servicing Stack Update Build 16497 for x86 (KB955430)" published on 10/30/08. Does anyone know the folder where Vista places downloaded updates? Or a method of downloading it myself?


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Tilka wrote:
ajdesign419 wrote:
Is anyone familiar with or used this particular beta patch?
Does it work right?

I haven't tried it but it seems to be the batch script compiled with ExeScript, UPX-packed, and placed into a patcher that plays a chiptune.
Here's the unpacked exe: http://rapidshare.com/files/165057059/Unpacked.exe
EDIT: I finally risked to execute it, works just fine (it has to be run with admin rights, of course). Nice music :D
EDIT2: The update I'm getting is "Vista SP2 Servicing Stack Update Build 16497 for x86 (KB955430)" published on 10/30/08. Does anyone know the folder where Vista places downloaded updates? Or a method of downloading it myself?



Thx, I made it, and just wanted some feedback on it. :) with an .xm chiptune, and dup2, and exescript.
dumps exe to %temp% and deletes compiled bat after running.
I made it on Windows 2000 :D (really),
Thus DESiGN = ajdesign (my username)
SO much more better than just a plain old bat file.

After downloading stack update then run windows update again to get the real sp2 (about 2xx mb file), try using windows search and search for a possible file name for the sp2 download.

~DESiGN

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