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Vista Update Readiness Tool

#1
I thought this might help people who are having problems updating Vista.
Code:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
Here`s a discription of what it does :
This article describes the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista-based computers and for Windows Server 2008-based computers. Microsoft released the System Update Readiness Tool to resolve certain conditions that could cause installing updates and other software not to work. You do not have to manually run this tool. This tool is offered automatically through Windows Update to computers that have a condition that the tool could resolve.
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Update information

After you download the System Update Readiness Tool, it runs a onetime scan for inconsistencies that might prevent future servicing operations. This scan typically takes less than 15 minutes to run. However, the tool might take significantly longer on some computers. The Windows Update progress bar is not updated during the scan, and progress seems to stop at 60% complete for some time. This behavior is expected. The scan is still running and you should not cancel the update.
Hope this helps someone
 
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    Acer/ Aspire m1100
    CPU
    Ram 2.7Ghz/766MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1250
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical
    Keyboard
    Micosoft Digital Media

Burp

New Member
#2
That link is broken. Obviously the double http, but more than that. WHen i type it into my browser correctly it comes up page not found. I have tried Page Not Found. and Page Not Found. and both open up to a page, Get Free Tech Support, with the message Unable to find a page at this address.

EDIT: lol when I typed the addy's the site automatically link them: the addy's I tried are (without the http) support.microsoft.com/kb/947821#applies to, and support.microsoft.com/kb/947821.
 

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#3
That link is broken. Obviously the double http, but more than that. WHen i type it into my browser correctly it comes up page not found. I have tried Page Not Found. and Page Not Found. and both open up to a page, Get Free Tech Support, with the message Unable to find a page at this address.

EDIT: lol when I typed the addy's the site automatically link them: the addy's I tried are (without the http) support.microsoft.com/kb/947821#applies to, and support.microsoft.com/kb/947821.
Sorry Burp , If you type the above in it will take you there
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer/ Aspire m1100
    CPU
    Ram 2.7Ghz/766MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1250
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical
    Keyboard
    Micosoft Digital Media

Burp

New Member
#4
Well so it does. How weird, yesterday it didn't. Well in any event, thank you. :party:

Edit: LOL

  1. , click Control Panel, and then click Security.
  2. Under Windows Update, click Check for updates.

    Important This update is offered on Windows Update only to computers that have a condition that the tool could resolve.
If I COULD check for updates, I wouldn't have a problem, you see, CHECKING for the updates, as well as downloading them, is where I'm stuck. Code 80072efd, and yes I've done the things they suggest for that as well with no luck. Thanks anyways, hope it does help others though. I'll keep keep searching.......
 
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer/ Aspire m1100
    CPU
    Ram 2.7Ghz/766MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1250
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical
    Keyboard
    Micosoft Digital Media

dinesh

Vista Expert
Vista Guru
#6
Thanks for the info littlebity.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq
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    intel core 2 duo T 5550 @ 1.83 MHz
    Motherboard
    intel 965 chipset family
    Memory
    2 GB DDR 2 SD RAM @ 667 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board upto 358 MB RAM
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Hard Drives
    160 GB WDC

Burp

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#7
LOL Littlebity, you keep trying to help me and I keep being to stupid. I didn't scroll all the way down that page the first time.

Now I see what it is, yes, I had tried it, but just for grins I tried it again. It says it is still not my problem. I have a 80072efd error, if you want more info check this thread out, what with the SP2 coming out, it got buried quickly: http://www.vistax64.com/windows-updates/229098-windows-update-error-80072efd.html

EDIT: Oh, and thank you for trying to get me to understand how to follow a link. I'm usually NOT this stupid lol.

EDIT2: LOL it took me forever to find the rep button, it's not been my week........
 

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#8
LOL Littlebity, you keep trying to help me and I keep being to stupid. I didn't scroll all the way down that page the first time.

Now I see what it is, yes, I had tried it, but just for grins I tried it again. It says it is still not my problem. I have a 80072efd error, if you want more info check this thread out, what with the SP2 coming out, it got buried quickly: http://www.vistax64.com/windows-updates/229098-windows-update-error-80072efd.html

EDIT: Oh, and thank you for trying to get me to understand how to follow a link. I'm usually NOT this stupid lol.

EDIT2: LOL it took me forever to find the rep button, it's not been my week........
LOL....Ok Burp...you`re welcome. I tried it on mine and I didn`t need it either.
Thanks for the link i`ll check it out :)
I know what you mean about feeling stupid I do that alot and i`m NOT usually that stupid either. lol..Good luck
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer/ Aspire m1100
    CPU
    Ram 2.7Ghz/766MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1250
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical
    Keyboard
    Micosoft Digital Media
#12
Hi all,

I used Windows Update to install the System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821), and it has been going for 3 hours now--hard drive lights have been going like crazy.

My problem: when do I decide the dang thing isn't working? As many have pointed out, it got to 60% and then seemed to stop. However, I haven't found a single instance of this update taking 3 hours+ to complete.

Thanks for your help. At this point, I'm going to cancel in a little while.
 

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