A long awaited Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is entered into release candidate and it has been already delivered to testers. It is expected that Microsoft will release Service Pack 2 RC for public preview in next month.
Windows Vista SP2 RC Escrow build is available for download to limited number of best testers. Microsoft is pushing Windows Vista SP2 RC via windows update as a standalone installer package, or as a slipstreamed version in English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese.
Screenshot of Windows Vista SP2 RC Escrow 6002.16659
The build string for Windows Vista SP2 RC is 6002.16659.090114-1728. Windows vista service pack 2 contains all the old patches, hotfixes & updates and also includes 656 individual hotfixes. The Windows Vista SP2 RC is reported to be has managed to achieve significant performance improvements on top of Windows Vista SP2 Beta.
As it happens with all Microsoft beta and release candidates getting leaked as soon as its available for testers or Microsoft partners. Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate has been leaked on internet and is available for download via Bittorrent network here are download links for Window Vista SP2 RC standalone update as well as DVD ISO.
Download Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Release Candidate
Download 32-bit (x86) Windows Vista RC-Escrow 6002.16659 Slipstream Integrated Full DVD ISO
Download 64-bit (x64) Windows Vista RC-Escrow 6002.16659 Slipstream Integrated Full DVD ISO
You need to have Windows Vista SP1 installed before attempting Vista SP2 RC build and also remove Window Vista SP2 Beta.
Source: My DIgital Life