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Restore Disks BACK TO SP1 won't update

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    Re: Restore Disks BACK TO SP1 won't update

    Im back already. Heres my next idea and the thought process behind it. Per your statements, everything installs except Windows Software, lets go with that and see how it goes.
    Lets check the OS for any corruption or problems, first
    System Files - SFC Command
    If it comes up positive run three times to try to repair.

    If that comes up negative, try to install something, look at the time. If it does not install, go to search by the start button, type event viewer. In event viewer, put your cursor on administrative in the left panel. In administrative look or any errors or critical, in the right panel at the time of the problem, report back

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    Re: Restore Disks BACK TO SP1 won't update

    Do you have the 32 or 64 bit version? Have you tried the full download? Have you tried safe mode? Make sure that you have your antivirus disabled.

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    Re: Restore Disks BACK TO SP1 won't update

    Yard dog
    Tried that before my first post. Service Pack 2 installation fails with Error: E_Unexpected (0x8000ffff).

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Vista x64, SP1. Full download - do you mean a full install? All I have are the restore disks provided by Toshiba. Have not tried safe mode, but will. No AV installed. Want MS Security Essentials, but install fails. (No AV not a significant problem, hiding behind hardware and software firewalls, and very careful as to sites visited.)

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    Re: Restore Disks BACK TO SP1 won't update

    Richard
    am attaching a notepad of errors from running sfc. I have access to Vista Ultimate SP2 x86. Would it work if I copied the corrupt files from that?

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    Richard
    Also tried to install System Update Readyness Tool. Notepad of Event viewer attached.

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    Re: Restore Disks BACK TO SP1 won't update

    Quote Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
    Am downloading Vista SP1 x64, still a while to go. What files should I copy over?

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Restore Disks BACK TO SP1 won't update

    Don't worry about the Sidebar errors. I think everyone has those errors , to the best of my Knowledge, I am not aware of a Microsoft fix for the sidebar gadgets errors that show up in the SFC program . But, yanno , starting over again may be the best thing to do. Seems that something got installed wrong or not installed originally when you did this re install the first time. I peeked at the event viewer and I am not sure what that means, maybe Rich does .

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    Re: Restore Disks BACK TO SP1 won't update

    Disable any Antivirus application during a service pack installation. The standalone SP2 may work but regular updating wont simply because SP1 is no longer supported by Microsoft.

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