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Problem Installing Vista SP2


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#1 mervward

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:08 PM

Hi,

I've tried on numerous occasions to install SP2 on my computer but keep getting error 490 - failed to install.
Doe's anybody have any ideas?


Thanks

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:18 PM

Did you follow the directions here:

How to install Vista Service Pack 2
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:39 AM

I have tried them directions.
I've been trying to update from the windows update for a couple of months now.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:45 AM

Try the fix(es) listed here:

http://windowsfixup.com/2009/05/windows-vi...-install-fixes/
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 09:44 AM

I tried all three suggestions but I'm still getting the same error.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:19 AM

Hmm....give me some more time to research this problem/error message. If I haven't posted back in a few days, post here again with a reminder. But I will try to find some more possible solutions for you ASAP. :huh:
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:41 PM

Hi

Just a reminder to see if you have you any ideas yet.

cheers

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:03 PM

No, sorry...I haven't come up with anything.

Maybe somebody else has some ideas...I'll ask around. :huh:
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:23 PM

Well...it helps to know the system manufacturer and model, if applicable.

Some OEMs had very specific procedures (and problems) when it came to SP2.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:40 PM

Louis,

Its a Dell 550 series desktop I believe.
It used to operate with XP but when I had a major problem about a year ago and needed the OS replacing the the guy who fixed it installed Vista.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:37 PM

Does that mean that...this person also provided a valid license for the Vista install?

If not, that could be a contributing factor as to why you are unable to install SP2, IMO.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:38 PM

May I ask why you did not reinstall XP, Merv?
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:12 AM

The Guy told me that it was just as easy to put Vista on as the computer had plenty of resources to run it.
I thought it made sense to have the latest OS.

I must admit it has been running fine over the last year or so. Its just I cant install SP2 and it keeps telling me that its an important update.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:30 AM

Does that mean that...this person also provided a valid license for the Vista install?


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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:40 AM

Yes he had the license and I've had it authenticated/verified on the microsoft site and have an OEM number on my system properties.




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