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Windows 7: Can't download from Microsoft

28 Feb 2011   #1
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can't download from Microsoft

Well like a ton of people here at the forum, I am having great difficulty getting SP1 installed. That aside, after applying the Update Readiness Hotfix KB947821, I am now trying to download the SP1 update directly from MS. This is just a straight forward file download!! Gets about 240mb into 903 total and just sits there. Tried 3 times, same result. Forget about all the errors people are getting trying to install, isn't a file download just a file download or is this whole SP1 problem related to this simple task?

Many thanks
JohnnyA


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28 Feb 2011   #2
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

I really didn't hear any of my friends to complain about downloading and installing SP1. I got the update on Feb 23rd , it was about 50 Mb and took 45 min (20 to download and 25 more to install) . Btw, what is Update Readiness Hotfix KB947821. I checked and didn't found anything like that in my update history?
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28 Feb 2011   #3
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi BISVAL. Glad to hear that you had no problem downloading and installing SP1.
If you look in forum topic UPdates & Activation, you will find a ton of folks who are struggling with SP1. That Update Readiness Tool is available on Microsofts site for people who are having problems installing SP1.
I finally got the update downloaded from MS on fourth try. Now attempting to apply it. OOPS. Finished again with FAIL ERROR 80004005. Thats it folks. I give up.

JohnnyA
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28 Feb 2011   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Clean all temps and defrag, then try the trouble shooter Troubleshoot problems installing a service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
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28 Feb 2011   #5
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Jacee. Tried all of the above but to no avail. As I mentioned earlier, I think I am just going to put this issue aside for now. Too frustrating. Maybe I will try a Repair Install when I get time.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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28 Feb 2011   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I totally understand.
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