Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
The Windows Vista SP1 x64 .ISO file is now online in the TechNet Subscriber Downloads center. It's the fully integrated SP1 thus allowing you to install the operating system from scratch. Although it says English, it's my understanding it includes French, German, Japanese and Spanish as well.
en_windows_vista_with_service_pack_1_x64_dvd_x14-29595.iso ISO-9660 DVD Image
This file contains the following:
Now both the x86 and x64 fully integrated version of the OS bits are FINNALY available!.  They are
Windows Vista SP1 x86 (FULL) is now on the TechNet Subscriber download center.  It's the 32bit fully
How to be a TechNet Subscriber,does it free?
See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/default.aspx for subscription information. No, the subscription is not free.
Great to hear that the x64 version is finally available!
Btw. I heard we get a copy (Vista with SP1) for free at TechNite. That's the Dutch afterparty at the IT Herolympics (= Dutch Win2k8 Launchevent) on Thursday March 6th.
I have a Retail license for Windows Vista Ultimate (64 & 32-bit retail box) and was wondering if it is possible to use that retail license key when installing the SP1 integrated MSDN images?
Do the MSDN SP1 integrated ISO accept retail/OEM licenses?