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: Windows 7 service pack 1 install fails

18 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 service pack 1 install fails

been trying to install sp1 for some time now and keep getting a HRESULT = 0x80070005 - E_ACCESSDENIED

I am currently trying to run the update readiness tool

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Jason look at this too Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

If you are installing another way to go is this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
just make sure you pick the right language and version - is it is Home then pick Home some get stupid and think they can get Ultimate but it ends in grief. All you need is the activation code you have already.
See my pic for an example of choosing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2014   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

It's likely - with an access denied error such as this - that the CheckSUR tool will also fail. However, its failure mode may be instructive.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CBA files, for a number of reasons)
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows 7 service pack 1 install fails

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) fails to install
When running Windows Update, I always get error code 80073701. The help for this problem asks me to check if SP1 is already installed (it isn't) and suggests downloading it from the online download center ( This also fails, saying...
Windows Updates & Activation
Service Pack 1 fails to configure/install
1. System Update Readiness tool runs to completion. 2. SFC scan detects errors but cannot fix them. 3. The SP1 update (KB976932) has failed (and succeeded once) with several error codes: 1/16/2013 - Code 8024000B - Installation status: Cancelled 9/7/2013 - Installation...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) consistently fails to install -80246007
SP1 consistently fails to install. I have tried all the usual suggestions including the System Readiness Tool. The CHECKSUR logs are included below. Can anyone help me correct the corrupted System Store? Thanks in advance. CHECKSUR.LOG ================================= Checking System...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 fails to install error code 8024200D
Hi just logged into the forum and hope someone can help. I have tried to install this update six times today (07/05/12) after it was flagged as an important update this morning. Looking at my update history it also failed to instal on the 18th October last year but it has not bothered me since and...
Windows Updates & Activation
Service Pack 1 fails to install (error_file_not_found_0x80070002)
I've never been offered SP1 through windows update for some reason so i decided to download the standalone installer and i went through the following steps: 1. Ran the system update readiness tool - no errors found. 2. Went through following steps before installing - Steps to follow before you...
Windows Updates & Activation

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 01:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App