Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that addresses key feedback from our customers. SP2 addresses specific reliability and performance issues, supports new types of hardware, and adds support for several emerging standards.
adds support for the 64-bit central processing unit (CPU) from VIA Technologies, which adds the ID and vendor strings for the new VIA 64-bit CPU.
integrates the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless, which contains support for Bluetooth v2.1 and Windows Connect Now (WCN) Wi-Fi Configuration. Bluetooth v2.1 is the most recent specification for Bluetooth wireless technology.
improves performance for Wi-Fi connections after resuming from sleep mode.
includes updates to the RSS feeds sidebar for improved performance and responsiveness.
includes ability to record data to Blu-Ray Disc media.
includes Windows Search 4.0.
removes the limit of 10 half open outbound TCP connections.
improves Windows Media Center (WMC) in the area of content protection for TV.