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Windows 7: Failing to update Win 7 with SP1 and to install IE9

21 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit (Hebrew version)
Failing to update Win 7 with SP1 and to install IE9

I installed several new updates but Service pack 1 for Win 7 keeps failing giving me the error message 0x80070541. I am using Win 7 Home Premium 32 Hebrew version, updated from Vista 7 Home Premium 32 Hebrew version

I have tried twice, it gets to around 98-100% downloaded and then displays the error and the option to retry. The same thing happened when I tried to install IE9.
I am using an admin account and have default Windows settings with McAfee Antivirus software , which I have disabled during the update. I have tried running standalone install programs:
Windows6.1-KB947821-v14-x86.msu, IE9-Windows7-x86-en.exe and setup37561_100_DL.exe, with the same results.
Normally I don't have any problems installing updates.

I have included a summary of my computer’s system and components.

Any help will be greatly appreciated

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File Type: txt System report2.txt (17.4 KB, 15 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Oct 2011   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.


Win 7 SP1.
Generic steps to take before installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

* How to increase your chances of installing Service Pack 1 successfully.
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Update your device drivers to the most recent Windows 7 device drivers from your computer manufacture's support web site (for your specific make and model)

* Start by installing the chipset/motherboard driver followed by the remaining available drivers.

* Run the SFC /SCANNOW command. This will check and repair if necessary any critical Windows system files.
Click on Start/All programs/Accessories then
Right click on Command Prompt option and select 'Run as administrator'.
At the command prompt enter: SFC /SCANNOW

* Run the System Update Readiness Tool:

Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

* Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 – How to install Step by Step
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Learn how to install Win 7 SP1
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)


How to solve IE9 installation problems
Microsoft Support

Prerequisites for installing IE9
Prerequisites for installing Internet Explorer 9

Read through this link-
Troubleshoot problems when you cannot install Internet Explorer 9

I suggest you uninstall IE9.
Install IE9 again.
How do I install or uninstall Internet Explorer 9?

Further Reading -
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