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Vista SP2 Update Failed


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#1 Micro Computer

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

Hey there, I have a system we are working on that has Vista Home Premium 32bit, currently with SP1 installed. We are trying to put SP2 on it, we have tried a regular install and it fails, rolls back and lets you try again. We have tried a standalone install same thing. We have cleared the Software Distribution Folder out and done a sfc with the system also. Still have not been able to resolve the issue. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:42 PM

Try this...

Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
msconfig
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

Now, try to install SP2.

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