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Vista SP2 Installation Failed

R

Ross Mistry

#1
I decided to install SP2 for Vista. The installation failed when it reached
65 percent on step 3. Eventually the install crashed, and on boot up
indicated that the SP was going to be reverted back. Now when my machine
starts it is prompting me that Windows must be reinstalled to active – insert
the Windows installation DVD into your computer to begin the reinstallation
process. I am currently on vacation and do not have access to my media.
What is the work around here?
 

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TaurArian

#2
"Ross Mistry" <RossMistry@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:207B7270-319B-4DF6-AE47-AAD279C254E6@xxxxxx

>
> I decided to install SP2 for Vista. The installation failed when it
> reached
> 65 percent on step 3. Eventually the install crashed, and on boot up
> indicated that the SP was going to be reverted back. Now when my machine
> starts it is prompting me that Windows must be reinstalled to active -
> insert
> the Windows installation DVD into your computer to begin the
> reinstallation
> process. I am currently on vacation and do not have access to my media.
> What is the work around here?

Why would you risk installing a beta version of SP2 on Vista when you are
away on vacation and do not have access to your media?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd300591.aspx

You could try a system restore but no guarantees that'll work.
You may have to wait until you get home to undo the damage done.
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R

Ross Mistry

#3
Yeah not the smartest move when you are on vacation, however, it is what it
is. Let me give it a shot.


"TaurArian" wrote:

> "Ross Mistry" <RossMistry@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:207B7270-319B-4DF6-AE47-AAD279C254E6@xxxxxx

> >
> > I decided to install SP2 for Vista. The installation failed when it
> > reached
> > 65 percent on step 3. Eventually the install crashed, and on boot up
> > indicated that the SP was going to be reverted back. Now when my machine
> > starts it is prompting me that Windows must be reinstalled to active -
> > insert
> > the Windows installation DVD into your computer to begin the
> > reinstallation
> > process. I am currently on vacation and do not have access to my media.
> > What is the work around here?
>
>
> Why would you risk installing a beta version of SP2 on Vista when you are
> away on vacation and do not have access to your media?
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd300591.aspx
>
> You could try a system restore but no guarantees that'll work.
> You may have to wait until you get home to undo the damage done.
> --
>
> TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
> http://taurarian.mvps.org
> ======================================
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
> Disclaimer: The information has been posted "as is" with no warranties or
> guarantees and doesn't give any rights.
> Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco
>
>
>
 

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