Here's my situation. I bought a custom gaming PC about a year ago and it came with Vista Home Premium 32bit. Since SP1 was released, I've tried several times to install it both through Windows Update and manually but it always fails. I looked at the information in the Knowledgebase article about the error message I was getting and it suggested running a system scan utility through the command line interface which I did. The utility said that it fixed some files but I had corrupted files that it was not able to repair.
I went out and bought an upgrade version of Vista Home Premium that contained SP1 thinking I could just upgrade it as a workaround. No dice, the upgrade option is disabled unless you already have SP1 installed. It will only let me do a clean install. This brings me to my first question. If I do the clean install, it's going to format my HD right? I'll have to reinstall all my software?
My second question is, does anybody know how I can get SP1 to install on my current installation? Any way to find and repair those supposedly corrupt files?
Thanks in advance