Windows Vista SP2 RC now publicly available

Service Pack 2 Release Candidate is now available for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. There is a 32-bit standalone installer (388 MB), as well as a 64-bit installer (614 MB). Contained languages are English, German, French, Japanese and Spanish. The additional ISO image contains all versions of Service Pack

How-to: Exit Explorer safely in Vista and XP

Your desktop hangs, or you want to apply a trick which requires Explorer to be restarted? No, you don’t need to log off and back on, neither to reboot. Exiting Windows Explorer and restarting it will be sufficient. Here is how you do it safely, without killing the process. Vista-rians