I spy the Windows Vista SP1 x86 Full DVD (integrated)

Windows Vista SP1 x86 (FULL) is now on the TechNet Subscriber download center.  It's the 32bit fully integrated version of the OS.  I just downloaded it, burned a DVD and have the install running in a Virtual PC 2007 virtual machine.  Finally!!!


My download took minutes.  Being first helps.  It flew down the fiber pipe to my house at 1.8meg per second.  I wish all my downloads were that fast.  Your mileage will vary.  I'm planning on "enhancing" my VM first thing.  I'm going to enable IIS7, then drop PHP, MySQL and WordPress on it.  When I get it working, I am going to do a screencast on the process.  Getting ready to record how to do that with Windows Server 2008 in a few minutes.  Enjoy!

[UPDATE for 2/25/2007] I compared the size of the .ISO I downloaded from the TechNet subscriber download area to the one I pulled directly from the internal build server.  Exact match on number of bytes.  Golden goodness.  I am also very happy with it's performance in the VM.  I'm told most of the speed is coming from Intel VT.  Rock and roll baby.

To be clear, my host environment is a Lenovo ThinkPad T61p running Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 x64.  I'm running the x64 version of Virtual PC 2007 although very little of VPC 2007 is actually x64.  I am using the VM additions from Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 (13.813).  The VM is of course the x86 version of Windows Vista Ultimate SP1.

[UPDATE for 2/28/2007] The x64 DVD .iso is now online.  See http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2008/02/28/i-spy-the-windows-vista-sp1-x64-full-dvd-integrated.aspx for more details.

Comments (25)

  1. JVILLAGA says:

    She’s on MSDN Subscription Downloads as well!

  2. Cool! I saw it too a few hours ago. But why would you want to install PHP and WordPress on a Vista machine? Or is it just to see if it works correct on a IIS 7 webserver?

  3. Keith Combs says:


    Well, some guys that are doing some of the sessions at http://visitmix.com/2008/default.aspx wanted me to.  They caught wind of me getting ready to record a screencast of the installations on Windows Server 2008 Core.

    They of course want this because developers could then style WordPress "easily" using Microsoft Expression Web.

    I told them I’d look into it.  Should be "fun".  Grin.

  4. Boris says:

    Hi Keith,

    is there a chance for a privatuser, to get the Vista SP1 Full DVD (integrated)

    If there is a chance…please tell me.. :-/

    It’s always the best way for installation πŸ™‚



  5. Hok says:

    Please create a guide to slipstream SP1 using WAIK. Also please incluse the Sp1 cab link. I have download the exe Sp1 but that exe is only exe. WAIK need cab to integrate the image. So this sp1 exe event winrar can do nothing :(.

  6. Robert Schlabbach says:

    Keith, your "fiber pipe" is pretty slow, only a lowly 16Mbps. I’m grabbing it right now at 30Mbps (3MB/s), and it’d go even higher if the MSDN servers weren’t RTT-limited, allowing only 10Mbps per TCP-Connection for me, and allowing only 3 simultaneous connections, thus yielding 30Mbps.

    My "fiber pipe" (2.3km fiber running 1000Base-LX, 430m copper running VDSL2) allows up to 50Mbps, but Microsoft’s servers aren’t up for it, regrettably…

  7. Keith Combs says:

    Yea, my fibre pipe sucks. :?)  It’s three years old and getting a little slow.  I hope to be upgrading to a 20/20 or 30/30 plan in 2008.  I can use the improved upload speed.  HD video is phat.

    Robert, are you in the US on Verizon FIOS or some other service in some exotic part of the world?

  8. Keith Combs says:


    The Windows Vista SP1 fully integrated DVD is only offered through four channels that I am aware of.  Full Package Product (FPP), Volume License customer Download Center, TechNet Plus subscriber download center, and MSDN subscriber download center.

    Now before anyone gets all upset, you can take the original Windows Vista RTM DVD and install it followed by the SP1 download from download.microsoft.com and get essentially the same thing as the integrated DVD experience. There will obviously be an extra install that is performed, but you can clean install pretty quickly.

    The download I am talking about isn’t available yet, but it is coming.  

  9. whink says:

    can you give us the md5 or sha1 of the iso image. because serveral days ago, I download some image through BT, and I want to make sure whether they have different or not

  10. Keith Combs says:

    According to the TechNet download area docs, the SHA-1 Hash is the following:


  11. 64-bit says:

    Im a 64-bit user!!!!!

  12. N Smith says:

    Where on TechNet Plus is this download please? I have a subscription but I can’t see the integrated ISO download – only the 3 which were posted last week (2 x EXE upgrade files, and a DVD image containing the standalone upgrade @ 1.3GB)

  13. Boris says:

    Hi Keith,

    thanks for your help and infos!!

    Vista runs very well since March 07…

    "The download I am talking about isn’t available yet, but it is coming"….

    then i will waite a few weeks…. πŸ˜‰

    Greetings from germany and all the best,


  14. N Smith says:

    OK, sorry ignore my last comment – I found it. I was looking in the Top DOwnloads area, but they "hid" it in the main Downloads area of TEchNEt πŸ™‚

  15. Robert Schlabbach says:

    I’m in "exotic" Berlin, Germany on a Deutsche Telekom 50/10Mbps VDSL2 service called "Entertain Comfort VDSL" which includes Internet + national telephone flatrates and IPTV… πŸ™‚

  16. Keith Combs says:

    Yo 64-bit,

    We haven’t forgotten you.  Stay tuned.  More goodies are coming soon.


  17. Is there not already a way to slipstream SP1 into the Vista image?

  18. Chris Hynes (SlickUpload) says:

    Waiting for the x64 build as well!

  19. Ema Nymton says:

    Great news !

    Could you post the SHA-1 checksum of the french x86 version ? Thanks πŸ˜‰

  20. Keith Combs says:

    Ema, that IS the French download.

  21. Ema Nymton says:

    Oh, thanks for clarifying this point. I misunderstood which download contained which languages …

  22. Martin says:

    What about MSDNAA and integrated images?

  23. Martin says:

    MSDN Academic Alliance. Access to Microsoft products for students or something like that πŸ™‚

  24. Anonymous says:

    Now both the x86 and x64 fully integrated version of the OS bits are FINNALY available!.  They are

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