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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2): Download via Windows Update and participate in Beta program

Microsoft started sending pre-beta version of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 to a small group of selected testers. We had posted about the new features of Vita SP2. If you run Vista, and you’re not in the list, but want to stay updated. Here’s is small trick to get the Vista SP2 via Windows Update that requires modifying two registry keys on your system to let you participate in the Vista SP2 Beta program.

The Registry entries can be carried out without much effort, for which a batch file is used, you can copy & paste the following code in a editor, and save the file as vista.bat on your desktop and run.

  @ 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) 

  @ echo. 
  echo ================================================= = ========= 
  echo Windows Vista SP2 Registrierungsschluessel successfully set. 
  echo Please check for updates in Windows Update. 
  echo ================================================= = ========= 
  @ echo. 
  goto END 

  : ERROR 
  @ echo. 
  echo ================================================= = ========= 
  echo ERROR Replace the Windows Vista SP2 Registrierungsschluessels. 
  This script echo please click on "As Administratur failed" in the context menu to start. 
  echo ================================================= = ========= 
  @ echo. 
  goto END 

  : END 

Source:→ WinFuture

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