Windows Vista build 6001.18000

6.0.6001.18000.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840
Build of Windows Vista
6.0.6001.18000.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840
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Architecturex86, x64
Compiled2008-01-18
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Windows Vista build 6001.18000 is the official RTM build of Windows Vista Service Pack 1. It was made available to MSDN subscribers on 15 February 2008 and released to the Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update a month later, on 18 March.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • A new background is used for Windows Setup and Windows RE, which resembles the Welcome screen background.
  • Disk Defragmenter reintroduces the ability to specify which drives to defragment.
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption now supports multiple partitions.
  • Added support for the exFAT file system.
  • DirectX has been updated to version 10.1.
  • UEFI Firmware support has been added for 64-bit editions.
  • Windows Update now shows more detailed information when configuring an update during shutdowns and restarts.
  • The Search link on the right pane of the Start menu has been removed. Additionally, the Search option in contextual menus for Windows Explorer folders has also been removed.
  • The ability to purchase a digital license through Windows Anytime Upgrade has been removed. This is due to Microsoft ceasing all digital license distribution on 20 February 2008. To continue using the service, users would have to purchase physical copies.
  • Improved performance and stability.
  • Improved wireless support.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Initial deployment of the service pack to MSDN subscribers caused a number of machines to continually reboot, rendering the machines unusable.

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