You can now download windows vista SP2 (pre beta) from Microsoft servers via windows update and upgrade your vista SP1 to vista SP2 (pre beta) with this simple registry trick.Earlier this week, Microsoft released windows vista SP2 to a few select testers.However, if you want to try out Vista SP2 (pre beta), go ahead and carry out this trick.With this trick you can infact download vista SP2 from windows update.
How to download vista SP2 using windows update?
- Open notepad, copy and paste the following code and save the file as “update.bat” on your PC/computer
@echo off reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSp2 /f > NUL 2>&1 reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSP2 /f > NUL 2>&1 reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSp2 /v Beta1 /t REG_SZ /d C21A5C64-2530-CC19-042F-9ABDB4ED27F9 /f IF NOT %errorlevel% == 0 ( goto ERROR) :SUCCESS @echo. echo ================================================== ========= echo Windows Vista SP2 registry keys successfully set. echo Please check for updates on Windows Update. echo ================================================== ========= @echo. goto END :ERROR @echo. echo ================================================== ========= echo ERROR setting the Windows Vista SP2 registry keys echo Please run this script as Administrator (right-click, ‘Run as Administrator’). echo ================================================== ========= @echo. goto END :END pause pause
- Right click on the saved file and select Run as Administrator
That is all folks. You should now see windows vista SP1 getting updated to vista SP2.If the update does not happen automatically, carry out these steps to begin the update:
- Type Windows Update in start menu search box and hit enter
- In the left pane of Windows Update, click Change Settings
- Select the option named “Install Updates Automatically” and click Apply to start the process
Warning: As vista SP2 is still in pre beta stage, it is advisable to create a restore point or backup as a precaution.
Download windows vista SP2 from windows update and enjoy.