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#1 Rorschach235

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:57 PM

I've been trying to install SP2 for Vista and it simply won't install. Every time I try running the .exe to update it, it says update complete: restarting the computer, then when its installing the updates on shutdown, it stops at 4% and reverts changes. It then proceeds to restart the computer several more times, and then brings it back to the user Log In screen.
I'm thinking this problem might have to do with a toolbar that was installed on my computer a while ago, and I tried uninstalling it but further problems ensued (see my last thread). Basically, I'm looking for help either finding the problem or uninstalling this darn toolbar, because when i try from the firefox addons or control panel, it won't uninstall.

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#2 keny111111

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:39 PM

hello

here a link for a possible sp2 fix. http://windowsfixup.com/2009/05/windows-vi...-install-fixes/

as for the toolbar. if it wont uninstall from firefox ,just uninstall firefox and reinstall.

ps: do you have IE8 installed.?

good luck
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#3 Rorschach235

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:41 PM

Hey there keny, thanks for the help. I'll try the link and update you on how it went. Also, i've treid a firefox reinstall and it stays there even after. I even deleted all stored data that firefox left, using Revo Uninstaller. Nothing worked. and yes, I do have IE8, but i don't much like it (slow load speeds, and various other things). lately i've been using Chrome, but I'd like to get back to firefox.


E: Tried the link and it wouldnt load on firefox or chrome or IE8

Edited by Rorschach235, 05 January 2010 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:16 PM

E: Tried the link and it wouldnt load on firefox or chrome or IE8


I just copied the info,now I will paste...hope it works

Windows Vista SP2 Won’t Install: Fixes
26 May 2009 @ 10pm
(See all of our Windows Vista SP2 coverage)

Several users have reported that they can’t install Windows Vista SP2. This problem is more likely to occur if a pre-release edition of Windows Vista service pack 2 was installed prior to the final edition, but it is also happening to systems that only had SP1 (make sure you have SP1 installed before you attempt SP2 installation).

Fixes

There are three potential fixes for this issue:

Run CheckSUR First, download and run the System Update Readiness Tool (aka CheckSUR) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Running this tool, which takes 15 minutes or more on most systems, can resolve issues that prevent SP2 from installing. After running the tool, re-attempt installation of Windows Vista SP2.

CheckSUR is available through Windows Update (Click Start, then click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click Check for updates) or this standalone download page.

Delete vLite key If you receive the message “Service Pack Installation Cannot Continue: One or more of components that the service pack requires are missing,” try deleting the file vLite key from the registry. To do this:

Click Start
In the search box (or in “Run”), type regedit then press enter.
Navigate to HKLM\Software\
Select vLite
Choose Edit and then Delete from the Registry Editor menu.
Restart your computer and try the Windows Vista SP2 update again
Try selective startup As a last resort, try running the Windows Vista SP2 update while booted in a selective startup mode. To do this:

Click Start then go to the Control Panel and select “System and Maintenance”
Go to Administrative Tools and select System Configuration
Click Continue (enter admin password if required)
Select the General tab then choose Selective startup
Uncheck “Load startup items”
Click the Services tab then check “Hide all Microsoft services” and select “Disable all”
Click Apply, then OK
Restart
Retry the Windows Vista SP2 update
Disable antivirus/spyware software during installation Directly prior to installation of Windows Vista SP2, disable all antivirus/anti-spyware software, then re-enable it after the update is complete. These programs can interfere with proper installation of the update and cause other problems.

In particular, some versions of ESET Smart Security and the ESET NOD32 Antivirus software have caused issues with the update. Disable or uninstall this program before installing Windows Vista SP2.

Can’t see license agreement; fix Some users are unable to properly view the Windows Vista SP2 license agreement, and therefore cannot proceed with installation. In most cases, this problem can be resolved with Chris Pirillo’s Vista Font Fix.


***EDIT*** here is the link for the rediness tool http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...b0-b2903257f1fd

best of luck

Edited by keny111111, 05 January 2010 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:23 PM

and this is the standalone package http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;DisplayLang=en
Have A Great Day

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