Windows SP2 Issue

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
If you can get into safe mode you don't need our recovery disk.
It's for fixing the boot process, not a broken OS (there are no installation files on it)
From safe mode do a system restore back to the point set by WUD before it started to put on SP2, then do the SP2 update again.
 

Ex_Brit

If you're going through hell, keep going.
Staff member
#3
Hi Christopher3320,

Despite this hitch it's important that SP2 be installed so there are a few things one can do to ease the process.

I'll copy this over from my tutorial on McAfee Security Forums with some modifications.

Windows Vista SP2 standalone installer: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a4dd31d5-f907-4406-9012-a5c3199ea2b3&DisplayLang=en


Enable the built-in Windows Firewall.
  • Start/Control Panel/Security/Windows Firewall - turn it ON
  • Disable any firewall and antivirus software you have installed
It is also advisable to switch off any other tasks such as polling for mail and screensavers etc.
  • If you have any other protection software such as SpywareBlaster etc. turn off its protection too.
Information about Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/948465

Do not forget to re-enable Antivirus and Firewall.

Error message when you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2: "One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968279

How to obtain (Free) Windows Vista service pack support

http://support.microsoft.com/windowsvista

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