Problem updating windows vista service pack 2
That was 2 years ago, and the Dell machine finally just QUIT (I'd gotten a Blue Screen almost every day, sometimes several times a day).Dell finally agreed it was a motherboard issue but would not replace it free, stating the laptop was out of warranty, even though Dell had documented our MANY calls from the month we purchased the laptop.Even though Vista isn't everyone's favorite, the operating system got a lot better as time went on, especially in 2009 when Service Pack 2 (SP2) rolled out.That update to Vista added several key new features including the ability to record data to Blu-ray discs, improved Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, better desktop search, and better power efficiency.SP1 hosed one of them so bad, it had to be returned to the store, and the second one had to be worked on by Redmond to fix these update issues.I've got probably at least five clients all suffering with Windows 7 update issues right now. These are all 64bit PCs with at least 6Gbs of RAM, and a dual quad core processor. It is nice to be able to get rid of an OS that is DOA but sometimes life support is possible.If you are re-loading Vista onto an older machine using pre-Service Pack 2 discs you'll definitely want to download and install Vista SP2. If you said, "backup your personal files." You are absolutely correct.
And every once in a while an updatewill install but I don't know why. I run several free security software programs: Avast, Threatfire, Ad-Aware, Super Anti-Spyware, IObit Security 360, and Glary Utilities with Online Armor Firewall. Typically I haveabout 19-20 updates that will not install. Things work better when your machine has been streamlined.
If your PC goes on the fritz during an update--and let's be honest with an old Vista machine that's very, very possible--don't let it take your photos, videos, and documents with it.
Vista has a built-in back-up utility that is probably your most reliable bet given the age of the OS.
Over the lastseveral months, I've gotten updates from Windows. Theytalk a lot about it being a malware problem or other security problem,but trying all kinds of malware removers, including Malware-bytes andeven Windows Defender has not fixed the problem. A solution that will work willbe greatly appreciated!! --Submitted by: dglenn-computer-graphics Problem Also - Required A New Vista Disk --Submitted by: Basuto9 Neal C.... If you have any additional suggestion or tips that can help Neal out, click on the reply link and submit away. If you have any additional suggestion or tips that can help Neal out, click on the reply link and submit away.
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