Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) includes all of the updates that have been released since SP1. 

How to get SP2

The recommended (and easiest) way to get SP2 is to turn on automatic updating in Windows Update in Control Panel, and wait for Windows Vista to notify you that SP2 is ready to install. You just need a few clicks to begin the installation and the rest of the process is automatic.

In order to install SP2, you must first have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 installed.

To learn if SP2 is already installed

Click the Start button
The Start button
, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

If Service Pack 2 is listed in the Windows edition section, SP2 is already installed on your computer and you don't need to follow the instructions below.

Before you begin
Installing SP2 using Windows Update (recommended)
Manually installing SP2 using the Microsoft Download Center
Uninstalling SP2


Article ID: 13858 - Last Review: Aug 31, 2016 - Revision: 34

Windows Vista