SP1 For Vista will not Install

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Microsoft Windows Vista
Vista SP1
I won't miss it either.MS Techs couldn't help either. MS flub.again

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I’ve had a heck of a time getting it installed as well. I installed it on three virtual machines and they all died, saying that the install was corrupt. Microsoft wanted me to open a ticket with them to resolve the issue.

Needless to say I haven’t tried installing it on my desktop or laptop yet.

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  • BrentSheets
    Glen, I wasn't sure if you're trying to ask a question or just venting :-) Why don't you post a discussion comment below and let other members know what you've tried and what errors you're getting, etc. Maybe someone has some advice or suggestions.
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  • Lonewolfbw
    I purchased a brand new Dell Inspiron 1420 for my wife just a month ago, and I had the exact same issue you're referring to. It would bluescreen rather often when attempting to shut down - Vista diagnostics insist it wants SP1. Great, but it won't show up on WIndows Update, and the full package version I downloaded from them continued to crash on install, saying "Internal Error." I got around this by actually going back and restoring the Dell laptop to factory default settings, then installing the SP1 download. It worked, but ugh..what a headache. I am very close to just wiping it and installing XP, at least we know that works!
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  • Pressler2904
    I personally have not had any issues installing or using Vista SP1 on my test system (an HP nc6400), but as it's a test system, it no longer has Vista installed (it now has CentOS; had Ubuntu until a couple of days ago). MS did indeed hide the installer from Windows update, but states that it is hidden only for those systems which WU determines will have issues with it. (?!?!?). My production system is XPSP2 - SP3 ate my wireless networking on a system using an Intel 2200BG chipset - which is stable in every way (except for the SP3 fiasco) and has been for a couple of years now, so I'd suggest simply using Vista (gold code) with updates for the time being or downgrading to XP...
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