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kafka
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Registered: ‎04-27-2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Installing Vista Service Pack 1

I have been trying unsuccessfully to install Vista Service Pack 1 for months. Windows Update constantly informs me that I have an important update ready for installation but when I attempt to install it, it reaches 12% or so then tells me it is reverting. I actually downloaded SP1 in May but I assume there isn't a revised version available.

 

When I explained my problem on the free (!!) Microsoft Vista Service Pack 1 help desk they suggested that it might be a problem peculiar to Lenovo computers, but I haven't seen my problem reflected anywhere else.

 

Incidentally, I have tried the installation with my firewall and anti-virus both disabled and completely uninstalled.

JCP
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Re: Installing Vista Service Pack 1

You could try:

 

kafka
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Re: Installing Vista Service Pack 1

Thanks JCP,

 

I tried downloading the whole SP1 back in May but it still failed to install. I have just tried the other solution you posted but I don't seem to have Onekey Recovery software (pressing F2 did nothing). I also searched for safnt.sys on my hard drive but didn't find it.

tomwilly
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Registered: ‎04-27-2008
Location: Birmingham AL, USA
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Re: Installing Vista Service Pack 1

YOU MAY KNOW THIS ALREADY. I GOT A POP UP THTA A SYSTEM DRIVER WAS BLOCKED FROM RUNNING DUE TO COMPATABILE ITY PROBLEMS. I FOLLOWED THE LINKS TO A SITE FROM "SAMING" OFFERING A DOWNLOAD TO FIX THE PROBLEM BUT WAS AFFFRAID TO TRY IT. I THEN WENT ONLINE WITH WINDOWS AND SEARCHED sAMING IN THE HELP PAGE AND GOT THE FOLLOWING GENERAL INFO.


USERS WITH ONE KLEY RECOVERY 5.0 AND EARLERIER NEED TO DO A DOWN LOAD TO FIX A BLACK SCREEN PROBLEM WHEN RESTARTING AFTER LOADING SERVICE PACK 2 IN XP OR SERVICE PACK 1 IN VISTA CHECK IT OUT http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DDB2D8CF-6D37-45A3-B0B6-28B0EA95319B&displa...


TOM
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