Microsoft on Thursday moved to quiet the complaints of disgruntled customers and partners by releasing the RTM version of Vista service pack 1 to TechNet and MSDN subscribers.

Subscribers can now download Vista SP1 x86 and x64 versions from the TechNet Subscriptions website, but must install the Akamai Technologies Download Manager Browser add-on to access these files, and also allow pop-ups, wrote Kathy Dixon, senior product manager for TechNet Plus, in a blog post.

MSDN subscribers must follow the same process to download Vista SP1.