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09-20-2012 05:32 PM
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.
09-20-2012 05:37 PM
Try downloading and installing the standalone SP1 file.
If you get it to install that way, go straight to SP2 with the standalone download.
09-20-2012 05:38 PM
My suggestion: go to the following site to download SP1 and install it yourself:
(under section "Get older SP").
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09-20-2012 06:11 PM - edited 09-20-2012 10:19 PM
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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09-20-2012 08:49 PM
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.
09-21-2012 06:16 AM
That isn't normal. SP1 should take less than an hour to completely install.
Unfortunately, I don't know where you go from here.
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.