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Windows Vista SP1 will not install


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#1 FCIreland

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:45 PM

Windows Update is set for automatic download
but it has been error message after error message each time I try to instell.A screen shot was sent
to Microsoft with the error message but the methods suggested have all ended in failure.The latest
error message is UNKNOWN ERROR with no eror code.Does SP1 dislike this computer? :huh:

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:07 PM

The 2 most common problems with installing service packs are malware and out-dated drivers.

Use this link to try a couple of free, online scans (to see if you're clean): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252

If you come up clean, then visit the website of the manufacturer of your PC and update any drivers that were released since your system was manufactured.

After checking all that, if SP1 still doesn't install there's a lot of other things to check. Could you let us know specifically what things you tried (and what Microsoft suggested)?
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:11 AM

well i think you're in luck i was fixing a problem very similar to this for someone else about a week or so ago try this link then try to install SP1 again



"System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;DisplayLang=en

Overview
This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and attempts to resolve issues if found.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:21 PM

Nice link. Thanks Guitarist!
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:37 PM

fix your problem? :huh:

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:56 PM

No problem - I just collect these tools for use later on.
BTW - I added a link to the x64 version and the KB article in your topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/210219/to-anyone-having-trouble-vista-sp1/
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:05 PM

nice, took me forever to figure out how to fix the update problem on the comp i was fixing luckily i ran into that after hours of trying different methods thanks for updating the link to x64 aswell :D




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