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pc_dummy
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problem installing Service pack 1 for Windows Vista 32-bit from windows update

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I have been trying to install Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista Home (32 bits) through Windows Update many times. The Update panel shows Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330) is available. I install the update, which by the way, just takes me few minutes curiouslly. The "update succesfully installed" message with the green circle checked on appears. But then, when I check my computer properties, the Service Pack 1 is not there and Windows Updated keeps showing again and again the update for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330) is available and that needs to be installed. I don't know what else to do, can you help me please.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Try downloading and installing the standalone SP1 file.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30

 

If you get it to install that way, go straight to SP2 with the standalone download.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=16468

 

Paul

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Hi,

 

My suggestion: go to the following site to download SP1 and install it yourself:

 

   http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows/downloads/service-packs

 

(under section "Get older SP").

 

Regards.

BH
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I'll try and let you if it works. Thanksss
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I'll try too and let you if it works. Thanks
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I believe that after installing SP1 you will need to reboot the computer to have the version to show up as changed.


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I download the sp1 using the link you gave me, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30   but when I try to install it took almost 2 hours for the green bar to start moving, and then just stop and nothing more happened. It's that normal because I quit to ask for help. Do I need to do something else? Thanks.

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Hi:

 

That isn't normal. SP1 should take less than an hour to completely install.

 

Unfortunately, I don't know where you go from here.

 

Me? 

 

I would back up my files and do a system recovery, and then install those service packs from the download sites above right afterward. 

 

See if you have better luck.

 

Paul

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You saved my bacon here.  My PC was way out of date.  Thanks for taking the time to post this.

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You're very welcome.

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