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Windows Vista service pack 2 fails to install.

  1. Jan 13, 2010 #1
    I am using windows vista home premium 64-bit. I tried downloading, and installing SP2 from the automatic windows updater, but when it is installing, it does so indefinitely. I let my computer idle for literally about Six hours while it was trying to install SP2, but it didn't budge 1%.

    What are the advantages SP2 has over SP1? Is there any where on the internet that I can download it for free? Perhaps from an official microsoft source?
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  3. Jan 13, 2010 #2
    You can download everything from the ms website (link), but this may also be a bug that's gonna require filing a bug report and reinstalling vista. Do you have trouble with other updates?
  4. Jan 13, 2010 #3
    Note that some antivirus and firewall programs may interfere with installing. I think this is the more common problem. But you're not the only one trudging through this and there seem to be many possibilities:

    http://windowsfixup.com/2009/05/windows-vista-sp2-wont-install-fixes/ [Broken]


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  5. Jan 16, 2010 #4
    This may be off-topic, but what advantages does Windows Vista SP2 have over SP1?
  6. Jan 16, 2010 #5
    Since it fixes some security issues, I suppose it should be installed anyway.


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