Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2011   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I totally understand. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can't download from Microsoft




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Microsoft Download Nightmares
I just read that Microsoft has 1,500,000 employees worldwide. Stastically 50 % are OK and 50% are useless idiots. I seem to have downloaded some stuff posted by the latter and what a mess that makes of your PC. I have had to block all downloads from Microsoft to preserve my fragile sanity.
General Discussion
download new dvd from Microsoft - with or without SP1?
Greetings. I am about to download a new installationdvd for windows 7 Ultimate x64 from Microsoft Software Recovery. MS has validated my key, and it is OK (of course!). I then choose x64, my language, and then it will download an .ISO to burn on a DVD. But nowhere can I find any information on,...
Installation & Setup
Microsoft download
Dear All, I would like to know that, where can i download windows 7,8 or later from Microsoft website? i tried to get into Microsoft download center, but i didn't see windows download over there. Regards,
General Discussion
Can Not Download from download.microsoft.com
In the past few days I've tried to download several things from the Microsoft site, and I get this error msg: "Unable to download "***.exe" from download.Microsoft.com The connection with the server was reset" I'm using Windows HP 7 64bit, Intel i3 quad processor at 3.3Ghz, 4MB DDR3 RAM, and...
Browsers & Mail
Can't download from Microsoft.
Hello. This is kinda strange issue and i dunno what really caused it :sarc: Since 2-3 days ago i could download updates and stuff without any problems but not it fails to connect with microsoft servers. Umm i can browse microsoft.com(system32/drivers/etc/host file seems ok) and go to...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+