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Vista service pack 1

by glb613 / April 25, 2008 8:18 AM PDT

I decided to restore my Vista notebook to the "out of the box" condition for a variety of reasons. I also decided to install SP1 while nothing else was installed. Well, it didn't take long for the first problem to occur. My PC Tools Spyware Doctor with anti-virus wouldn't update. I couldn't find a patch so I started over. If there was going to be a conflict, I'm glad it happened with the first program I installed.

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Or another UAC incident.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2008 12:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Vista service pack 1

Even Office 2003 from Microsoft has failed to install on a clean Vista machine. Seems UAC needs some work.
Bob

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I started over a second time
by glb613 / April 26, 2008 7:29 AM PDT

This notebook has a recovery partition which makes it easy. It's up and running fine right now.

I like Vista but decided to wait for the first service pack before doing any updates. I've been burned too many times with XP and stopped doing updates after a couple screwed up my computers so badly, I had to completely redo them. I guess I'll wait a little longer before installing SP1 for Vista again.

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make sure you upgrade pc tools spyware doc
by ramarc / April 26, 2008 11:09 AM PDT

to the current version, 5.5.0.212

vista sp1 can affect certain low-level apps like virus scanners. usually reinstalling the software with the latest version corrects the problem. sp1 has too many fixes/improvements to be skipped.

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