More Details About Vista SP2 Emerge


ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley has the goods on what's coming in Windows Vista SP2. In addition to the new features we told you about earlier this week , look for improvements in:

  • Hardware support for new form factors and the new VIA 64-bit CPU
  • Security improvements
  • Reliability and performance improvements in resume and RSS feeds sidebar
  • Fewer resources needed for sidebar gadgets
  • Better support for Spysweeper and Zone Alarm
  • Compcln.exe removes outdated files when they are replaced by SP2
  • Better handling of errors, incompatible hardware warnings, and system event logs
  • Fixes DRM problems caused by updates to Windows Media Player

If you heard that the Hyper-V virtualization manager is also included in Vista SP2, it is - but not for Windows Vista . That's because this service pack also provides SP2 updates for Windows Server 2008 , which does include Hyper-V.

While pre-release versions of Vista SP2 aren't generally available yet, subscribers to Microsoft's TechNet or MSDN can now download the latest beta build. If you've tried it, or if you like (or don't like) what you've heard about SP2, click Comment and tell us what you think.

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