We know that many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTM bits. And to that end, we have some good news. We are pleased to announce that – while broad RTW availability is still scheduled for March – the SP1 Update RTM bits are available now to TechNet subscribers.  If you are subscriber, please visit TechNet Plus Subscriptions and sign in to access Top Subscriber Downloads.  Check out Things to know before you download Windows Vista SP1 for more information, and for updated details on all aspects of Windows Vista SP1, stop by the Windows Vista TechCenter.

 

Also available now, the very latest build of SP3 for Windows XP includes all previously released updates for the operating system, similar to previous service packs.  It also includes previously released updates to the latest versions of some system components, as well as functionality for improved compatibility with Windows Vista.  The application to enable the XP SP3 RC2 download can be found at the Microsoft Download Center.  Running this application on a machine with Windows XP Service Pack 2 will enable Windows Update to offer XP SP3 RC2 to that machine.  More information regarding XP SP3 can be found on the Windows XP TechCenter.