yeah i am wondering about that as well. i may wait. though i've been really itching to do a new nlite discOr just wait 1 week.
Though, oddly enough I haven't seen it on our Technet/MSDN yet. *Rubs chin*
Seems like the scene isn't too happy about it either.release said:Enjoy this release, it isnt released on msdn/technet till 2nd may or the download centre
or windows update until 29th april
Microsoft you lamers why release it on msdn AFTER general release, are you insane
me thinks microsoft wont be getting many msdn subscriptions next year after this fuckup and
vista sp1 fuckup
Enjoy fellow sceners, only hardware partners and OEM computer manufacturers received this today
dunno if it makes a difference for you but it IS digitally signed...When it comes to Service Packs, I'll stick to trusted sources only. Call me crazy, but I don't need to take those kinds of chances.
probably true. since i don't have anything important on here i'll install the nlite disc i made offline and see what happens. i'll scan for rootkits, viruses, etc when i'm done and report back i suppose. i could wait of course but i'm curious. lolI don't know if a digital signature is something that could be "hacked around" or not. I'm just saying I prefer to play it safe. It will be out soon enough on Microsoft's channels.
really? i didn't see it. if its against the rules i'll delete the link or a mod can go ahead and delete it. sorryAnd here I made a post about this sort of thing this morning... geez. I'm surprised this thread has lived as long as it has, actually... but then again, maybe the hammer's about to drop. We'll see what happens...
And here I made a post about this sort of thing this morning... geez. I'm surprised this thread has lived as long as it has, actually... but then again, maybe the hammer's about to drop. We'll see what happens...
It's considered warez because you're not supposed to have it until next week when it's publically available to everyone thus the "leaked" part.It's a Service Pack for Christ's sake. Not a full blown install of XP with key included. Why would this thread be deleted/locked? There is no piracy involved.
Torrent does not automatically equal illegal.
And the really paranoid can always run 2 hashes on it to compare with the known TechNet version.If the digital signatures are valid, then the file is good to go. So far it's impossible to tamper with authenticode. It's very unlikely someone just renamed an RC2 build since the timestamp is the 13th... but I think I'll wait unitl it shows up on TechNet as well.
Even still i'm paranoid enough to wonder if there was some way it was compromised...even though if the hashes match up it should be good to go.You don't need to do that. It's trivial to generate and compare the MD5 and SHA-1 hashes against the real thing, and it's a signed binary anyways.
Would you prefer if this board allowed warez discussions, and then was shut down because of it? The only eye-rolling to be done, is towards those who haven't grasped this concept yet.
i think a large majority of the people that post here know what kind of crap is on TPB or ANY other torrent site. so its really no different than telling someone to go search for it if they wanted. i'm not telling anyone to go download it. there is always freedom of choice to do it or not.Oh and ps, I really think the link by the OP isn't a very good idea. If somebody wants the SP through unofficial channels it would be easy enough to find. Handing the keys to the uninformed is a bit silly. Especially given the level of crap allowed to be uploaded @ TPB.
I can wait and download it from MS in six days and not have to scan it at all because malware won't be a concern. As mentioned though, if the hashes match then you should be good to go. Also as Joe Average pointed out in another thread there's seems to be two different versions circulating. Personally i'll wait it out.not exactly a waste of time. just because i have it scan for malware doesn't mean i can't do something else. i came back and checked on it once in awhile
Savagely bickering? lol. Slight exaggeration.... it's a discussion.To anyone who would like to know the legitimacy of this file instead of savagely bickering back and forth about wares and what not, It was clean with NOD32 and after installed, it currently seems to be 100% legit and running fine. Toodles