KB905866v23 - Microsoft works to help make computing as secure as possible for our customers. As part of this effort, monthly updates are provided for the Microsoft Windows Mail Junk E-mail and Phishing Filter. These updates keep Microsoft Windows Mail up-to-date about which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail, and about which messages may contain phishing content.
KB938371v2 - This is a rerelease of this update. The rereleased version includes additional performance and reliability enhancements that apply to both Windows Vista-based and Windows Vista Service Pack 1-based systems. The original update was applicable only to Windows Vista-based systems. Users who have already installed Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will only install the new components in this rereleased update.
KB940157 - Windows Search 4.0
KB941693 - A security issue has been identified that could allow an authenticated local attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
KB942288-v2 - The Microsoft® Windows® Installer (MSI) is the application installation and configuration service for Windows. These download packages will update the version of Windows Installer on your system to version 4.5.
KB943729 - Multiple Group Policy Preferences have been added to the Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Console (which are also available through the Remote Server Administration Toolset (RSAT) for Windows Vista SP1).
KB947562 - Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.
KB948590 - A security issue has been identified that could allow an authenticated remote attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
KB950124 - This update provides broader Media Center support for newer TV set-top boxes.
KB950125 - Install this update to resolve issues with Xbox 360 Extenders used with Media Center for Windows Vista.
KB950126 - Microsoft has released the June 2008 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center for Windows Vista. This update rollup is intended for computers that are running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate.
KB950582 - A security issue has been identified that could enable an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
KB950762 - A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the affected system to stop responding.
KB950974 - A security issue has been identified in Event System on Microsoft Windows based systems that could allow an attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain control over it.
KB951066 - Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running Microsoft Outlook Express or Windows Mail and read data from another Internet Explorer domain or the local computer.
KB951072 - August 2008 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems
KB951376 - Vulnerability in Bluetooth Stack Could Allow Remote Code Execution. A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
KB951618 - Install this update to resolve a known application compatibility issue with the Saming OneKey recovery software driver Safnt.sys.
KB951698 - Vulnerabilities in DirectX Could Allow Remote Code Execution
KB951978 - script output is not displayed as expected when you run VBscript or Jscript scripts in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
KB952287 - Install this update to resolve an issue in which a malfunction or data loss occurs when using Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) components on computers that are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
KB952709 - A reliability and performance update is available for Windows Vista SP1-based computers.
KB953733 - A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain access to information.
KB953838 - Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
KB953839 - Cumulative security update for ActiveX
KB955020 - The words "Friendster," "Klum," "Nazr," "Obama," and "Racicot" are not recognized when you check the spelling in Windows Vista.
KB948609 - .Net 2.0 Cumulitive Update
KB948610 - .Net 3.0 Cumulitive Update
KB917607 - Windows Help program for Windows Vista
All Ultimate Extra's
96.85 Forceware WHQL (GeForce FX & Quadro)
177.41 Forceware WHQL (GeForce all other supported cards)
ATI HD3650 WHQL
ATI X1650 Series WHQL
C-Media Audio WHQL
Creative Audio PCI WHQL (Vmware)
nForce 9.64 Package WHQL (nForce 6 & 7 Series)
nForce 15.01 Package WHQL (nForce 4 Series)
nForce 15.08 Package WHQL (nForce 5 Series)
Realtek RTL8169/8110 Gigabyte Lan WHQL
Realtek Audio AC97 WHQL
Realtek Hi-Def WHQL
SiS AGP WHQL
AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Driver WHQL
Via Raid WHQL
This isn't pre-activated but it does have an activator on the dvd. There's also an extra folder on the dvd containing the media center tv pack 2008 should you happen to want that.
A few words of non-wisdom: Don't just blindly hit the select all on the Post-Install wizzard. For one thing, it has 3 different ATI driver installers and you probably don't even have an ATI card. One is the bare driver, one is the catalyst suite with the catalyst control center and one is the AGP hotfix driver. The AGP hotfix driver is for the 2XXX and 3XXX series agp cards but some people report it works better for other cards as well (I personally haven't had any trouble with the regular drivers since 8.4 or so). Other things to consider: The K-Lite Mega codec pack practically installs every codec under the sun but it will default the media player to Media Player Classic which was a good thing under Win XP but WMP 11 on Vista with these codecs has never failed me yet (that I can remember). On the second step, switch Media Player Classic to Windows Media Player. VLC Media Player tries the same thing. Just uncheck the box that makes it the default media player (I'd also check the context menu box). VLC is probably completely unnecessary so it's optional just like everything else. I was going to include a completely updated Office 2007 but 5 gigabytes doesn't fit on a dvd. I could possibly be persuaded to release a standalone dvd if it hasn't already been done (don't want to step on any toes here). Any suggestions on what to or not to include next time are welcome. The activation may be flagged by AVG or other crappy antiviruses as malware. I'm sure you know the drill. If you don't trust it, find your own or *gasp* buy Vista? I assure you it's a false positive but whatever. The activation is the clean boot made by *** (please tell me so I can give credit) and doesn't contain the boot text but I don't think it works on Dell systems. To run the activation, browse to the dvd drive and find Activation.exe. RIGHT click it and choose "run as Administrator" and let it do it's thing and reboot for you. You are now activated. You'll also find the Media Center TV Pack 2008 folder in there. If you want to install that, DO NOT start Media Center before installing it. Install instructions are inside the folder. I wanted to include overclocking tools but my conscience told me otherwhise.