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Problem Installing Vista Service Pack 2

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    Mike Guest

    Problem Installing Vista Service Pack 2

    Hello,

    When I try to install Vista SP 2, it goes great until the end where I keep
    getting the same error - "The SMI primitive installer failed during setup or
    servicing". In the details it lists
    "ERROR_SMI_PRIMITIVE_INSTALLER_FAILED(0X8007371c)" I realize that the only
    true service pack to vista is Windows 7 (lol), but has anyone have this
    error before?

    Thanks.


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    Michael Guest

    Re: Problem Installing Vista Service Pack 2

    Cross posted to microsoft.public.windowsupdate.

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    "Mike" <home@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:99BAF9AC-4DA8-47C3-804D-FA2C4359FD8A@newsgroup

    > Hello,
    >
    > When I try to install Vista SP 2, it goes great until the end where I keep
    > getting the same error - "The SMI primitive installer failed during setup
    > or servicing". In the details it lists
    > "ERROR_SMI_PRIMITIVE_INSTALLER_FAILED(0X8007371c)" I realize that the
    > only true service pack to vista is Windows 7 (lol), but has anyone have
    > this error before?
    >
    > Thanks.

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    Re: Problem Installing Vista Service Pack 2

    I have never seen that. Maybe some process throws a monkey wrench into the installer. I would try again - but in Safe Mode. That eliminates all possible interferences.

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    Re: Problem Installing Vista Service Pack 2

    cf.
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...-bce64193a1af/

    cf.
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...c-3c1e22c6fd28

    SP2 Prerequisite Updates may include:

    . Description of the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 installation
    software feature update (28 Apr-09)
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955430

    . Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for
    Windows Server 2008, and for Windows 7 (22 Sept-09)
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

    Have both KB955430 and KB947821 been installed?

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
    Windows Vista, but only for Service Pack 2 (SP2). This support, originally
    scheduled to end 26 November 2009, has been extended until 26 February 2010.
    Availability of chat or e-mail support differs depending on your geographic
    location. Some issues may require more advanced support for which there is a
    charge. Go to
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...4&gprid=582034 &
    select appropriate category (i.e., Download issue; Installation issue;
    Issues after you install a service pack).
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    > "Mike" <home@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:99BAF9AC-4DA8-47C3-804D-FA2C4359FD8A@newsgroup

    >> When I try to install Vista SP 2, it goes great until the end where I
    >> keep
    >> getting the same error - "The SMI primitive installer failed during setup
    >> or servicing". In the details it lists
    >> "ERROR_SMI_PRIMITIVE_INSTALLER_FAILED(0X8007371c)" I realize that the
    >> only true service pack to vista is Windows 7 (lol), but has anyone have
    >> this error before?
    >>
    >> Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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