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Windows 7: Windows 7 SP1 failed to install...reverting

16 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 SP1 failed to install...reverting

I had to format and reinstall Windows 7 a few days ago. Now I can not get it to install SP1. I have gone through countless threads and how to's... nothing is working. I tried the Windows Fix It feature in the Windows Update program. I downloaded the Windows Update repair program. I tried disabling my antivirus, which is AVG free 2013. I also tried going to the MS download center to get the manual update file, but the page is just all gray. (see image) I don't know where to go from here.



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16 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

error code is 80070490
I tried uploading the CBS folder, but it wont let me
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16 May 2013   #3

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hello ncsweeney, welcome to the forums!

Try uploading it to SendSpace:


Free large file hosting. Send big files the easy way!


Tom
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16 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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16 May 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The SP1 stand-alone download is generally used for a multi-PC deployment. Have you done the standard run of Windows 7 updates which are prerequisite for SP1?
Another, better option is this: Clean Install Windows 7
There are link and instructions for getting a SP1 installer and putting it on a USB stick or DVD.
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16 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes i have done all of the other updates it gave me, and saved the SP1 for last. I am going through that other thread right now. might I ask where the link you are referring to is loacated? i am not seeing it.
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16 May 2013   #7

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16 May 2013   #8

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

Probably nothing to do with your case but did you try unplugging the second drive? I could not get mine to install until I did that. I was using the MS DVD SP1.
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16 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just got so frustrated right now and wiped my drive again. Unplugged my second drive and am doing a slow incremental update to ensure everything installs correctly. If this doesn't work, I might just shoot it...
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16 May 2013   #10

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Give Tom a chance to get back to you, he's been kept a little busy recently.
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