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Installing Vista Service Pack 2


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#1 Nathan2508

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:47 PM

Windows keeps coming up with these little bubbles that say "you have new updates." One of these updates is Service Pack 2. Every time I download this service pack and attempt to install it, it gets all the way to the end and then says it could not install and is reverting changes. I went to Microsoft and went through the first three steps on this page:

Microsoft Troubleshooting

First it tells you to download the stand alone pack. Then it tells you to download the System Update Readiness Tool (checkSUR). Whenever I go to install checkSUR it freezes. Then it says to disable and close all your firewalls and anti-spyware. I have Sunbelt Personal Firewall (free), Ad-Aware, and Spybot. This still does not allow me to install anything. Then it says to uninstall all these programs and try again. Do I really need to uninstall these? Such a hassle.


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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:51 PM

If you have already downloaded the "stand-alone" installation try installing it from Safe Mode.
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:27 AM

No luck. Any other suggestions?


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Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:34 PM

Is your OS legit?

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:22 AM

MS offers free support for SP2: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.a...p;wfxredirect=1

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:14 PM

MS offers free support for SP2: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.a...p;wfxredirect=1


Thanks. They found some issues and are calling me tomorrow.


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:02 PM

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