Try downloading the full standalone version (it is rather a large download -
from 435MB for 32 bit up to 726MB for the 64 bit version. Also make sure you
download the correct version for your PC (in most cases this will be the 32
bit version, unless you know you are running the 64 bit version. You can
check which version of Vista you have by going to control panel and clicking
on the 'System' icon then look in the system section under 'system type' it
will say either 32 bit operating system or 64 bit operating system.) See
this link from my website:
Once you have downloaded the service pack make sure you read the information
on the link 'learn how to install windows vista service pack 1 (SP1)' before
you start the installation.
John Barnett MVP
Windows Desktop Experience
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"Jayse" <Jayse.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I an unable to have SP1 intall on my computer. When I run Windows
> Update, it begins the download, then fails after a few minutes, then
> gives me the "click here for help" After clicking (obviously )
> there are 5 things MS has you do. I tried all 5 and my computer passed,
> but SP1 still will not install.
> Thinking that maybe Updater was being mean, I dowloaded the stand alone
> update. When I run that it installs to 50%, then hangs and requires it
> to be manually cancelled.
> The only error I get is "Code 800736B3" which seems to only refer to
> Dreamscene, and not SP1. That or my google-fu is weak.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Asus P5K MB
> E6850 processor
> 4 gig Patriot 6400 ram ( if memory serves correctly)
> 150 gig WD Raptor 10,000 rpm drive.
> Dual x1900 ATI cards )no Xfire cable was damaged and another is on
> If any other info is required, Ill post it asap.
> thanks again.