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SP1 Won't install.

by xxjdm / November 5, 2012 3:28 PM PST

I keep getting the same thing in windows update, that it's ready to install SP1 (for vista ultimate) I click to update, it says it's successful, but then when I try to do updates again (even after restarting my computer) it shows that SP1 is ready to install AGAIN. I've done this now about 5 times, and it does the same thing every time. any tips?

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You'll need more clues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2012 10:40 PM PST
In reply to: SP1 Won't install.

But just in case, let's get one terrible thing out of the way. I don't know why it is but many "ultimate" installs were cracked pirate copies and those may not work well. Most folk know if they have such and that's the end of that install.

There are too many other reasons such as a antivirus suite standing guard to OS damage from trojans or malware.

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by xxjdm / November 6, 2012 5:33 AM PST

Def not pirated. if it was, I'd figure out the issues on my own, rather than posting to a forum.

Anyways, I fixed the issue, I just had to DL it from the Microsoft site, and go that way, rather than going through Windows Update.

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While downloading the network install is a common fix
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 6, 2012 5:50 AM PST
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It's not good enough if we find say a known toxic combo of protection software.

Good the full download worked and thank for the update.

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