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Windows 7: SP1 fails to download

27 Feb 2011   #51
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I really don't know... You don't really hear the success stories, and most people that can't get it installed can't be bothered, and really don't care enough to pop over to Sevenforums to ask. It's a tough one to judge really.

I remember XP SP2 giving me crazy headaches. I finally broke down and re-installed. It was my first reformat actually. So I learned some basics from it.

Vista SP2 was painless for me, installed from WU without a hitch, but I ended up doing a clean install anyway. I think I was bored or something.


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27 Feb 2011   #52
jdcarroll

win7 64bit ultimate
 
 

I've already done one clean install and was hoping to avoid doing another. That said,it's beginning to look like that is my only option or I will just continue to have problems going forward . Sure hate to loose all those little tweaks ...
So if I understand you correctly and want to go that route. Clean install win7, run RUS from the copy I downloaded, run SP1 from the copy I downloaded. The run windows update for all else?
Would it be wise to run a repair from the original win7 disk first just to see if that takes care of the problem or would that just be a waste of time?
jd

: thanks electrotune & Corrine

will check back later
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27 Feb 2011   #53
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I would try a repair install first.

You won't loose everything. Drivers and such stay so no need to redo them.
I would back up everything.
It all should be there when done with repair install.
Tutorial for Repair install if you need it.
Repair Install

Some people have fixed the problem with repair install.

Anyway if everything is backed up you will be ready for reinstall if necessary.

I'm not suggesting or telling you to do either it is what I would do first- repair install at this point- if all else has failed.
Up to you.
Those are the options if you decide to .

Mike
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27 Feb 2011   #54
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

It's up to you really, but I would just clean install it.

After you install Windows, just throw the SP1 straight on it. Make sure you're connected to the net when you do this. The SP install process will download the files you need.
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27 Feb 2011   #55
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary1951 View Post
After deleting SoftwareDistribution Folder SP1 will partially download from Windows Update. Stops at 33% and gives same error 800b0100.
Strangely standalone installer still does nothing just gives same error.
ps I have done every suggestion put forward sofar re install problems.
My issue is that unless this is resolved without reinstalling the same issues will arrive down the track with other SP's or major updates.
Hi, Gary1951.

From Windows Update error 800B0100:

Quote:
If you receive the Windows Update error 800b0100, it means that a file needed by Windows Update is not registered with Windows correctly.
You could look at the CBS.log to see if there is an update that shows with an error and, if it is uninstallable, remove it, reboot, install it again, reboot and then try the SP again. You need to copy "C:\Windows\Logs\CBS" to your document folder and then open the log with Notepad.

Otherwise, I would opt for the repair install first to see if that is successful. Another option is that free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for issues related to Windows 7 Service Packs. Availability of chat, phone or e-mail support differs depending on your geographic location. Some issues may require more advanced support for which there may be a charge. (Note: If you select Other, please have your Product Identification Number available as it will be needed to determine if no-charge support is available)

https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...direct=1&sd=gn

It will be helpful to provide "C:\Windows\Logs\CBS". Zip all files into 1 ZIP file. If the zip file is too large to attach to your support request, upload the zip file to your SkyDrive and include the file name and link in your support request.
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28 Feb 2011   #56
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
It's up to you really, but I would just clean install it.

After you install Windows, just throw the SP1 straight on it. Make sure you're connected to the net when you do this. The SP install process will download the files you need.
Dear electrotune 1200,
Amen! The best advise so far and a rep+ is winging your way from me! The central point which has to be understood is"throwing the SP1 right into the pristine new re-formatted disk with the OS cleared of all junk!"
regards,
Sreedhav
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28 Feb 2011   #57
Gary1951

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I bit the bullet and cloned my hard drive so that I had a fully functioning backup. Did an update install then ran standalone SP1 installer then went to windows update, only about 9 to download. Deleted all install backup files had to reinstall video drivers, finished with big defrag. All is working perfectly now.
The End!!
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28 Feb 2011   #58
gunneradt

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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.

Given the large number of problems with it it wouldn't surprise me if a revised service pack is issued that's a little more friendly re installation.
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28 Feb 2011   #59
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gunneradt View Post
Given the large number of problems with it it wouldn't surprise me if a revised service pack is issued that's a little more friendly re installation.
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 not having SP1 installed at the moment. Eventually future updates are going to be reliant on it. Might as well get the work done now, no matter what it takes.
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28 Feb 2011   #60
gunneradt

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gunneradt View Post
Given the large number of problems with it it wouldn't surprise me if a revised service pack is issued that's a little more friendly re installation.
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 not having SP1 installed at the moment. Eventually future updates are going to be reliant on it. Might as well get the work done now, no matter what it takes.
I suspect that sp2 will roll it all up - hopefully that will install for more people without any issues.

MS does have the option of releasing all hotfixes separately that were in sp1 - that way users would be able to see which one or two are causing the problem.
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