SP1 through Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by zzdiesel, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. zzdiesel

    zzdiesel MDL Member

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    In order to download Windows Vista SP1 through Windows Update copy and paste everything below into notepad and save it as SP1BetaRK_ext.cmd

    It may take some time before Windows Update recognizes your computer as a valid SP1 target. Also it may or may not have to install up to 3 additional updates (one at a time in sequence) before it even shows you SP1.

    @echo off
    reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSp1 /v Beta1 /t REG_SZ /d a2c3c14a-9586-4d37-9aaa-79fbd64069d2 /f
    reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\VistaSP1 /v Beta1 /t REG_SZ /d a2c3c14a-9586-4d37-9aaa-79fbd64069d2 /f

    echo Vista SP1 registry key has been set. Please check for updates in Windows Update.


    Please note: I learned the hard way that SP1 won't install through Windows Update if you built your own Vista DVD with vLite. You have to install with an untouched retail or OEM disk.
     
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  2. Davarch

    Davarch MDL Novice

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    Hello, nice advice.
    I added those 2 registry keys 4 hours ago and I received 3 updates:

    Update for Windows Vista (KB935509)
    Update for Windows Vista (KB937287)
    Update for Windows Vista (KB938371)

    But still not SP1, is it normal?

    thanks
     
  3. zzdiesel

    zzdiesel MDL Member

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    It should show up in time. Mine only took about an hour.
     
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  4. popeye13

    popeye13 MDL Novice

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    ....for me it worked.
    but i had 15 days left for activation.
    After installing the oem certificate and product key again it was o.k.
     
  5. colinzim

    colinzim MDL Senior Member

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    Don't nlite it !

    I echo above,
    OS will be unusable
    colinzim
     
  6. China4Ever

    China4Ever Bios Mod.

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    I also tried on mine and all I can download are the 3 hotfixes listed above, but can't find sp1 update :(
     
  7. Davarch

    Davarch MDL Novice

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    I think it's due to the language version of Vista... mine is italian
     
  8. akritasge

    akritasge MDL Member

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    Attention

    Before going on with this procedure you have to know that SP1 for VISTA, provided by Microsoft via Windows Update, is a beta version for evaluation purposes and expires in June 2008.
     
  9. China4Ever

    China4Ever Bios Mod.

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    Mine too. :)
     
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    akritasge MDL Member

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  11. sabrehawk

    sabrehawk MDL Novice

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    anyone installing a BETA SP for anything else than experimental purposes
    should be hanged by his nuts if crying for help^^
     
  12. WinterFox

    WinterFox MDL Junior Member

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    Vista SP1 is not showing in Windows Update becouse SP1 beta is avaible in English, German, Japanese, French and Spanish. If you have any other languages installed on your system, Windows Update will not offer you Windows Vista SP1 Beta. :(