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Windows 7: Service Pack 1 won't install


02 Apr 2012   #21
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fofinha View Post
Hank, any luck? I am having trouble also but I manage to download the pack, but then when the computer reboots it says there has been a failure and I must wait while my computer is reconfigured. I have tried at least 14 times, downloaded the system update readiness, turned off AVG, downloaded alone, and I still get the error about I am trying to download something assigned to another name, whatever that means. I will try this idea about untweaking my logon screen as I disabled alot of Aero. I will get the error name and repost here, any other ideas let me know your success.

fofinha this thread is marked as solved.
You will get more attention if you started your own new thread.


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10 May 2012   #22

Win7 x32
 
 
Solution

After attepmpting to install SP1 for over a year and trying a bunch of different stuff I found this today and it finally worked!!


http://www.thatcomputerguy.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=173:windows-7-sp1-wont-install-errornotfound-0t80070490&catid=56:really-geeky-stuff&Itemid=61

It was definitely the magic bullet for me...
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10 May 2012   #23

Windows 7 32 bit Pro
 
 

I gave up and uninstalled. Went back to Vista. I wish they would stop beta testing on us and release something without problems like this.
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10 May 2012   #24
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fofinha View Post
I gave up and uninstalled. Went back to Vista. I wish they would stop beta testing on us and release something without problems like this.

I am curious as to why you have had such lack of success with SP1.

Are you in the habit of running "Registry cleaners" (e.g., Registry Mechanic; System Mechanic; RegCure; RegClean Pro; Advanced SystemCare; AVG PC TuneUp; Norton Registry Cleaner; PCTools Optimiser; SpeedUpMyPC; CCleaner Registry Cleaner)
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10 May 2012   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fofinha View Post
I gave up and uninstalled. Went back to Vista. I wish they would stop beta testing on us and release something without problems like this.
I'm sorry you feel that way because Windows 7 is a great system.

You can get support from Microsoft on updates issues.

Support for Microsoft Update
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10 May 2012   #26

Windows 7 32 bit Pro
 
 

Yeah I run registry cleaner, avg pro, tons of stuff, went to the Microsoft website for help, tried all the fixes online and even went to a computer shop where they tried to load it from disk with no luck. The people there weren't too happy with that service pack either. I just didn't want something pending trying to install day after day, easier to go back. Thanks for the advice!
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10 May 2012   #27

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

SP1 wouldn't install if the boot screen or logon screen has been changed for the purpose of customising the computer. If that was done then one must first restore the original screens and then install SP1.

After SP1 has been installed one can revert back to the changed screens. When SP2 appears one has to remember to do the same again.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
I am curious as to why you have had such lack of success with SP1.

Are you in the habit of running "Registry cleaners" (e.g., Registry Mechanic; System Mechanic; RegCure; RegClean Pro; Advanced SystemCare; AVG PC TuneUp; Norton Registry Cleaner; PCTools Optimiser; SpeedUpMyPC; CCleaner Registry Cleaner)[/B]
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11 May 2012   #28

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Are you in the habit of running "Registry cleaners" (e.g., Registry Mechanic; System Mechanic; RegCure; RegClean Pro; Advanced SystemCare; AVG PC TuneUp; Norton Registry Cleaner; PCTools Optimiser; SpeedUpMyPC; CCleaner Registry Cleaner)
You forgot the worst of the lot - WiseFixer!
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11 May 2012   #29
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Are you in the habit of running "Registry cleaners" (e.g., Registry Mechanic; System Mechanic; RegCure; RegClean Pro; Advanced SystemCare; AVG PC TuneUp; Norton Registry Cleaner; PCTools Optimiser; SpeedUpMyPC; CCleaner Registry Cleaner)
You forgot the worst of the lot - WiseFixer!

Thanks Noel.
Added to "speech."
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29 Jun 2012   #30

Windows 7 + Windows 8 Consumer Preview
 
 

If I was you I would check your "Windows Module Installer" in services. I also have had that problem for a long time, till I decided to do something about it today. If you can't install Service Pack 1 and also if you're having problems with installing iTunes, Windows Module Installer, may be the culprit.

First you will want to check and see if Windows Module Installer is working or if it's missing.
Click Start and in the search box type in "Services" then click on the one with the icon Shaped like a gear.
Scroll all the way down till you see "Windows Module Installer"
Once you find it, double click on it, you will see the preference menu pop up.
If your WMI (Windows Module Installer) Has stopped, click on Start, then in the middle you will see "Startup Type" Change that to "Automatic" and click "Apply".

That's how I fixed my Service Pack 1 issue today, after 5 months of not being able to install it.

Let me know if that helps you. If you can't find Windows Module Installer; type in google "Missing Windows Module Installer" or Open a Command Prompt.

Do a dir \Windows\TrustedInstaller.exe /s

See what directories TrustedInstaller.exe is found in. There should be one in C:\Windows\servicing. If not, copy it from one of the other locations it's in.

On my Win 7 Pro X64 system. it's in

C:\Windows\servicing

C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-trustedinstaller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_ed02252b66d7bca2

C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-Trustedinstaller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_ef3338f363c6403c

Reboot, then start Services and see if the Windows Module Installer is listed. If yes, set it to Automatic and Start it.

I just copied and pasted that part from another forum, so I can't take any credit.


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