Windows Vista Service Pack 1 for all 36 languages have been released by Microsoft to the general public for free download, a week later than previously rumored. Windows Vista users who has no privilege to download the service pack from TechNet and MSDN subscription sites, where the SP1 for Windows Vista is been released two months earlier, can now download the standalone update package for Windows Vista SP1 to install upgrade the Windows Vista RTM version 6.0.6000.16386.
Windows Vista SP1 ensure that all previously released updates and changes focused on addressing specific reliability, performance, and compatibility issues been applied on the system. The service pack also adds support for new types of hardware and adds support for several emerging standards.
Previously, Microsoft also released Wave 0 of SP1 which consists only 5 languages. This all languages Wave 1 version effectively supersedes the Wave0 version.
Windows Vista SP1 is distributed automatically via Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Automatic Updates (if enabled) beginning April 18, 2008 US Pacific Time. However, with millions of customers worldwide, your system’s queue number may run into huge number. For those who can’t wait, download the version of Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista from direct download links compiled and listed here.
Official Direct Download Link for 32-bit (x86) Windows Vista SP1 36 Languages Final (EXE format): Windows6.0-KB936330-X86-wave1.exe (544.3MB)
Official Direct Download Link for 32-bit (x86) Windows Vista SP1 36 Languages Final (DVD Disc Image ISO format): 6001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_wave1_ServicePackInstaller-FRMCSP1_CD1.iso (544.4MB)
Official Direct Download Link for 64-bit (x64) Windows Vista SP1 36 Languages Final (EXE format): Windows6.0-KB936330-X64-wave1.exe (873MB)
Official Direct Download Link for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Windows Vista SP1 36 Languages Final (DVD Disc Image ISO format): 6001.18000.080118-1840_iso_client_sp_wave1-FRMCSP1_DVD.iso (1418.1 MB)
Official Direct Download Link for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Windows Vista SP1 36 Languages Final (CD Disc Image ISO format): 66001.18000.080118-1840_x86fre_wave1_ServicePackInstaller-FRMCSP1_CD1.iso (544.4 MB)
Interestingly, CD and DVD image format is in ISO format, contrary to IMG format downloadable from Microsoft OEM Partner Centre.
Official 32-bit (x32) Windows Vista SP1 Download Page: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=f559842a-9c9b-4579-b64a-09146a0ba746
Official 64-bit (x64) Windows Vista SP1 Download Page: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=86d267bd-dfcd-47cf-aa76-dc0626dcdf10
And also, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 All Language Standalone DVD ISO and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 All Language Standalone CD ISO download page.
All information about Windows Vista SP1 is published in KB936330.
Update: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 5 Languages version and x86 and x64 Windows vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 All Languages version has been released.
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