Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 32 Bit Free Download

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Standalone x64-based Systems (KB948465) - English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish. Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Standalone for Itanium-based systems (KB948465) - English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish. 7/10 (73 votes) - Download Windows Vista SP2 Free. Now you can download Windows Vista SP2 for free, the second pack of updates for Windows Vista and Server 2008, and improve how it works on your computer. With the arrival of the second Service Pack for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, both. This morning Microsoft released Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Here are the download links to the various flavors. Be sure to grab the right one (32 Bit vs.

The last Service packs for the Windows 7 and Window Server 2008 R2 were published in 2011. After more than five years Microsoft published over 230 important updates. Installing those updates on a freshly installed computer will take more than an hour. In most instances we need even two hours to completely update the computer.

We can speed up the whole process with an offline updating solutions. However, we will shorten the whole process down to the time need to download all those updates. It will be good if we can also significantly shorten the installation time.

There are two answers to this problem. We can either slipstream (integrate) all updates into the installation or we can install the Convenience Update. I will speak about the first method in another post. Let me introduce the unofficial Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Users around the world were waiting for years for the Service Pack 2. In the April 2016 Microsoft eventually publish the super patch that contains all security updates published after Service Pack 1. This update can be installed on a newly installed computer and update it with all major updates in a fraction of the time requested for regular update.

Microsoft named this update the Convenience Update. As this update consists only of security updates and omitting all other updates, including IE11, it is not a real Service Pack 2. However, it contains more than 170 updates that will be installed in a single process.

This update is not available through the Windows Update channel. You can download it from the Microsoft Catalog website. You need to install one update before it and this can be done on the clean, freshly installed, Windows 7 SP1 or Server 2008 R2 SP1 computer.

Bear in mind that you must have the Service Pack 1 installed on the computer before installation of this “SP2” update. Moreover, it is highly recommended that you turn off the automatic updates, as I described in this post.

Step One – the Servicing stack update

We need to download the prerequisite update KB3020369. In case you are trying to download it from a computer with IE8, here are the links for direct download for the 32-bit and 64-bit computer. The 64-bit version is same for both the Windows 7 x64 SP1 and the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

This is a regular update in a single msu file. We can run this file manually from either the local hard disk or from the USB pen drive. It will check the environment and prompt us to install this update.

The installation process itself will take a couple of minutes. Be patient with the installation process.

When the update finishes we do not need to restart the computer. We can proceed immediately onto the second step.

Step two – Installation of the “SP2”

We just prepared our computer for the installation of the “Service pack 2”. As you can see, we didn’t apply any other update except the Servicing stack update.

You should visit the Microsoft Catalog web page to download this update. You can read more about it on this page. It’s very convenient that you can access the Microsoft Catalog web page even if you have just IE8 on the computer.

The Microsoft Catalog web page requests installation of the ActiveX component on your computer. Therefore, you need to right-click on the blue ribbon and choose the option Install This Add-on for All Users on This Computer…

It will take a few seconds to install this control and then we can enter the Microsoft Catalog web site. We can see all updates that are available here.

As you can see, we can download three updates. Although offered two downloads for the Windows 7 x64 and Windows 2008 R2, those update are the same. Choose all the updates that you need. As we discussed earlier, you can download both version on the USB pen drive and later apply them from that disk.

Click on the [ Add ] button to the right of every update you need. For this demonstration we will download only the 32-bit version, as our virtual machine for this test is 32-bit. However, the principle is the same for both versions.

When you selected all necessary updates, you can view the contents of the basket. Please, click on the text view basket to open the download basket.

If you’re satisfied with your choice, click on the button [ Download ] to start the download process. This process will last some time and that depends on the speed of your Internet link.

After a couple of the minutes, our download will be ready. Our new Service Pack 2 update will be placed inside the folder Update for Windows 7 (KB3125574). This folder is placed inside your download folder. Open it and you will find the update itself.

It’s time to run it and apply all those updates inside the computer. We will run it with double click. It will check the environment and prerequisites. This process will last for a few minutes. When it finishes, you will see the dialog window prompting you to install the update.

We will accept this and the installation will begin. The whole process of the installation lasts on my demo system around 10 minutes. That time can vary between the systems. However, this is significantly shorter than usual process of the installation.

When the process finishes, we must restart the computer, as all those updates inside need to update different system files.

The computer will begin the restart process and the Windows Update service will begin to change different files inside the Windows system. This phase will take a couple of minutes. Just be patient and let the computer finish it’s job.

After the computer reboots, we can apply the Windows Updates service update. It’s better to install the Rollup Update and with it the latest version of the Window Updates client. Moreover, we can update the Internet Explorer to version 11.

Checking the updates

We will now check for any remaining updates. We can change the Windows Updates settings back to Automatic or any other option we prefer. Even without that, we can manually initiate the check from the Windows Update site.

In our case, without updating Internet Explorer, we need to install 62 important updates. From those updates, 4 are related to the .net 3.5.1 platform and about 20 are security updates. Instead of about 230 updates in total, we need to install just a small number of them.

This process will be much faster and we will also avoid the update failures that often happens when we need to install too many updates at the same time. We can download all those new updates and then we can run the whole update process from the USB drive.

INTRODUCTION

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008 supports new kinds of hardware and emerging hardware standards. This service pack includes all the updates that have been delivered since Service Pack 1, and it simplifies deployment for consumers, for developers, and for IT professionals.
Note This article also applies to Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard and to Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium.

More Information

NOTE: Beginning January 12, 2016, the following operating systems and browser version combinations will be supported:

Windows Platform

Internet Explorer Version

Windows Vista SP2

Internet Explorer 9

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Internet Explorer 9

Windows 7 SP1

Internet Explorer 11

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Internet Explorer 11

Windows 8.1

Internet Explorer 11

Windows Server 2012

Internet Explorer 10

Windows Server 2012 R2

Internet Explorer 11

1. After January 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. For example, customers using Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 SP1 should migrate to Internet Explorer 11 to continue receiving security updates and technical support.
2. For more details regarding the support timelines for IE visit the IE Support Lifecycle site.
3. For more details regarding support timelines on Windows and Windows Embedded, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle site.
4. For the policy announcement, see the IEBlog.

How to obtain Service Pack 2

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Windows Vista Service Pack 2

For more information about how to obtain Windows Vista Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

For more information about how to obtain Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Support information for Service Pack 2

Community support options for Windows Vista SP2

When SP2 is released, you will be able to use Microsoft Community to discuss issues that concern Windows Vista and Windows Vista SP2. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 32 Bit Free Download

http://www.answers.microsoft.com/windows Note Until the service pack is released, use the Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008 TechNet forum to discuss issues that concern both the service packs. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Community support options for Windows Server 2008 SP2

To discuss issues that concern SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008, you can also use the following SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008 TechNet forum. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

What is included in SP2

For more information about what is included in Windows Vista Service Pack 2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=149623 To view the release notes for SP2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=134027 To view a list of hotfixes and security updates in SP2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

What you may want to know before you install SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Before you install SP2, note the following:

  • The installation process might take an hour or more. Therefore, if you are installing SP2 on a portable computer, make sure that you plug in the power cord.

  • During the installation, your computer will restart several times. Therefore, save your work, and exit all open programs before you begin.

  • After you install SP2, a sound device or some other hardware device may no longer work. If this behavior occurs, just install an updated driver for the device. To do this for a sound device, follow the steps in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

    948481 How to troubleshoot sound problems that you experience after you install a Windows Vista Service Pack
    You may want to add a link to this article in your Bookmarks or Favorites folder in case you need it after the installation is completed.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is a prerequisite for installing SP2 in Windows Vista. If you use Windows Update or the Automatic Update feature in Windows Vista, you will not be offered the option to install SP2 until you first install SP1.
For more information about how to install Windows Vista SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Vista Service Pack 2 Download

935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Note Windows Server 2008 does not have a similar requirement. Windows Server 2008 SP2 is the first service pack available for this product.

Removing the prerelease version of SP2

The prerelease version of SP2 is time-limited software. You must remove the prerelease version of the service pack before you install the final version of the service pack. Also, this software will no longer operate after May 1, 2010. You must remove the prerelease version of SP2 before that date.
To remove the prerelease version of SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start , copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER:

    appwiz.cpl

  2. Click View installed updates.

  3. Click Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB948465), and then click Uninstall.

  4. Follow the instructions to complete the removal process.

For more information about how to remove Windows Vista service packs, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

948537 How to uninstall Windows Vista service packs as a troubleshooting step

More information about how to troubleshoot SP2 issues

  • For more information about how to troubleshoot installation issues that concern service packs for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    947366 Error message when you try to install the stand-alone package for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 or for Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: 'Installation was not successful' or 'An internal error occurred while installing the service pack'

  • After you install SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008, a sound device or hardware device may no longer work. If this problem occurs, install an updated driver for the device.

    • To troubleshoot sound problems after you install Windows Vista service packs, follow the steps in the following Knowledge Base article:

      948481 How to troubleshoot sound problems that you experience after you install a Windows Vista Service Pack

    • To troubleshoot hardware issues after you install Windows Vista service packs, follow the steps in the following Knowledge Base article:

      948187 A device driver is not installed or a hardware device does not function correctly after you install a Windows Vista Service Pack

  • For more information about programs that have been reported to experience a loss of functionality when you install Service Pack 2 on a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    969707 Programs that are known to experience a loss of functionality after you install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

More information about SP2 for IT Professionals

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack

IT Professionals should visit the following TechNet Web site for more information about SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008:

Service Pack 2 For Windows 7

Note: Some versions of the privacy statement for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and for Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 incorrectly refer to 'Windows Service Pack 2' or 'Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1' . All references to 'Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1' should be 'Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2' . All references to 'Windows Service Pack 2' should be 'Windows Vista Service Pack 2'.