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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Feb 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 10,186
Posted By gunneradt
interesting I had a similar horror story...

interesting

I had a similar horror story with an acer desktop with zone alarm firewall installed

Ive read no concflicts about zone alarm and sp1.

To use windows update without sp1 just...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Feb 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 11,665
Posted By gunneradt
Sorry, no way it's ever gonna happen. Two...

Sorry, no way it's ever gonna happen. Two different Service Packs floating around, now that would be a mess. They probably started working on SP2 already.

It's not going to be that big of a deal...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Feb 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 11,665
Posted By gunneradt
A lot of commentaries Ive read have not...

A lot of commentaries Ive read have not recommended doing anything necessarily if SP1 won't install. The service pack is largely hotfixes so you're likely not to miss anything by not installing it....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Feb 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,806
Posted By gunneradt
well there are plenty on here that havent gone...

well there are plenty on here that havent gone well at all so it's obviously not a coincidence.

Ive done two successfully but the 3rd now actually completes ok and says sp1 installed but....when...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Feb 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,806
Posted By gunneradt
99% of new pcs in the UK come with no windows 7...

99% of new pcs in the UK come with no windows 7 disk.

all the stuff on the link doesn't work Im afraid - the pc is 100% - no malware, nothing - just sp1 wont install - it's probably an...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Feb 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,806
Posted By gunneradt
windows 7 repair install?

there are lots of threads saying running a repai install is a good idea to get sp1 going properly

I have one question.

Certainly in the UK you get no windows 7 disc when you buy a new PC (you...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Feb 2011
Replies: 33
Views: 18,766
Posted By gunneradt
i think there are inherent clashes with drivers. ...

i think there are inherent clashes with drivers. Ive actually managed to get the service pack to install on the one machine it was failing on but it breaks it completely - no shortcuts or programs...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Feb 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 11,665
Posted By gunneradt
Well... Do you actually think they're going to...

Well... Do you actually think they're going to code a new SP1?[/QUOTE]


I have no idea. I have never known or seen so many problems with a service pack before. If it's just a series of...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 26 Feb 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By gunneradt
and just to put my mind at rest - have...

and just to put my mind at rest - have completelty scanned the hds - zero malware of any kind

run all the pointless readiness tools from MS

maybe now MS can release the service pack that...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 26 Feb 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By gunneradt
With all respect if you have three computers with...

With all respect if you have three computers with nearly identical software and it installs on two, wouldn't that indicate that the update is okay and there is something amiss on the third pc?
...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 25 Feb 2011
Replies: 33
Views: 18,766
Posted By gunneradt
I think there are two options right click...

I think there are two options

right click and hide update

or for ms to release every new hotfix separately

or how about a tool that worked for a change ie click here to diagnose why sp1...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 25 Feb 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By gunneradt
Ive got 3 pcs - 2 of which took the update fine. ...

Ive got 3 pcs - 2 of which took the update fine. One didnt though. They have identical software on - it is used only for email and dreamweaver.

There is an isue with this update - there are too...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 25 Feb 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By gunneradt
Will MS fix the update problem?

what's the view on this? With so many problems updating to sp1 do members think they'll fix this problem with a revised sp1?

I certainly cant really be bothered to do a clean install on just one...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Feb 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,573
Posted By gunneradt
for me personally- i dont touch betas and have...

for me personally- i dont touch betas and have never used MSE

i have virtually the same configuration/software on all pcs yet it fails on one. The fact that so many are having problems - and...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Feb 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,571
Posted By gunneradt
this is very similar to what it has done to one...

this is very similar to what it has done to one of my installations except I can recover it using system restore.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Feb 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,573
Posted By gunneradt
I find it astonishing that Microsoft can release...

I find it astonishing that Microsoft can release something that fails on so many pcs. Ive done 2 out of 3 - SP1 nearly kills the one it fails on which, quite frankly is laughable. With so many...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Feb 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By gunneradt
sorry to hear about your problem too but glad Im...

sorry to hear about your problem too but glad Im not alone

desperately trying to not have to reinstall everything from factory reset disks

so time consuming.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Feb 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By gunneradt
well unfortunately that didn't solve the problem....

well unfortunately that didn't solve the problem.

The only thing different I noticed was that the install got to 100% this time on the reboot before deciding that it had failed and was reversing...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Feb 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By gunneradt
I had missed that post - Ive done that now ...

I had missed that post - Ive done that now

I will re-try and sp1 update and report back

thanks for the help
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Feb 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By gunneradt
on checking the update history in installed...

on checking the update history in installed updates Im getting this error code

80070005
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Feb 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By gunneradt
Thanks for your reply Im not using an...

Thanks for your reply

Im not using an integrated graphics device

I have the update mentioned and I certainly have no malware

As I said everything has been perfect till this. It's almost...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Feb 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By gunneradt
Thanks for moving aplogies for posting in...

Thanks for moving

aplogies for posting in the wrong section
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Feb 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By gunneradt
SP1 installation problems

I have various pcs/laptops and sp1 has installed fine on all but one.

It's an acer aspire desktop and I havent seen behaviour like this before - I was wondering if anyone can point me in the...
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