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Vista Update??

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#1 Tragedy


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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:20 PM

Ok here's my problem. My mother-in-law brought me her computer because it was infected. Quite a bit of Malware. I ran through all the regular processes but none completely fixed the problem. So I did a factory restore. After the restore I installed Avira, Spybot, MBAM, and I want to install Zone Alarm. But it tells me I must have Vista service pack 1 to do so. Well I went to Windows Update and it updated 72 objects, but none were Service Pack 1. Why is this? Why won't Windows update automatically to Service Pack 1? I understand there is a stand alone download, but it's quite large and I've read that I shouldn't take that route. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:55 PM

When you update a service pack, you want to do it by itself, not along with other updates.
Windows Updates usually tells you this and does so automatically
Try running Updates again and see if anything else installs
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#3 Tragedy

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:45 PM

Nope, I went back and there were no updates. I really need to install Zone Alarm but it's not happening with out SP1. Any technical reason as to why SP1 wouldn't be showing as an available update? Thanks again.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:01 PM

Take the 'stand alone' route ... I had to with my Vista Business machine:

As far as I know, but I haven't checked into it lately ... Zone Alarm was not getting along with Vista.
"Avira Premium Suite" does, and it's really not that expensive to keep your mom-in-law out of trouble :huh: :huh:

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:39 PM

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