I have been trying to install SP1 on a Dell Studio desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium for 3 weeks unsuccessfully. I have run the Surcheck and the sfc /scannow both several times and neither find any errors. I removed the Software update log and ran several updates afterwards but SP1 update always fails. I keep getting the same error code ending in 818. I will attach snapshot of the error message.
I have run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware on the PC. I loaded the Kaspersky Rescue 10 disk and did a full scan, I ran the Kaspersky tddsrootkit scanner. None of these programs return anything other thna a few cookies. I deleted and ran again and nothing is left. I tried the normal update to no avail and I tried the stand-alone version of the update and they all fail with the same error.
I ran the memtest+ and there are no memory errors showing up. I mounted the drive into another PC and ran MS security essentials, still no luck after placing the drive back in the Dell. I followed a couple of old threads I found on this web site (not the same error code but there is always hope) but found nothing that would change the results.
I waited till after the holidays in hopes of catching someone without a hangover to help me. Looking at my typing you may thiink I have the hangover. Not yet but if I can't get the update installed, I may break my first resolution the first week,
Thanks for your help.