Vista Wont Install Updates. Help Please!

Found 13th Apr 2008
I am running Vista Premium on my acer laptop and i am not able to install the updates.

If anybody else has had this problem and managed to solve it please let me know.

Thanks

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What do you mean by "unable install"?

Make sure your firewall is not stopping you to use the updates!!

Also I think automatic updates dont happen as Micrsoft are cracking down on pirate copies and you will have to go to their site to enable updates which checks if your licence key is legit or not!!

support.microsoft.com/kb/…194

Original Poster

Thanks Naeem786 will give that a go.

Rimi, just wont download and install and then i get an error message, i tried one update at a time as well but the strange thing is that i have had the laptop for 6 months and never had a problem before, but that's computers for you i suppose.

Thanks for the replies though.

Naeem786;1883794

Make sure your firewall is not stopping you to use the updates!!Also I … Make sure your firewall is not stopping you to use the updates!!Also I think automatic updates dont happen as Micrsoft are cracking down on pirate copies and you will have to go to their site to enable updates which checks if your licence key is legit or not!!http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938194



No,i dont think so.But everyboday with cracked copies of vista be careful.There is an update dated 26.02.2008 which will check if vista is genuine.If not,you will be offered to buy license,and if you chose not to,after few days crack will be deleted automaticaly and you then have 3 days to buy license.Best of all -to turn of automatic updates,and check for them manualy,then chose only those you want.

Original Poster

My copy is genuine so no worries there as it was shipped with the acer laptop i am using now.

Interesring comments though.

Rimi;1884023

No,i dont think so.But everyboday with cracked copies of vista be … No,i dont think so.But everyboday with cracked copies of vista be careful.There is an update dated 26.02.2008 which will check if vista is genuine.If not,you will be offered to buy license,and if you chose not to,after few days crack will be deleted automaticaly and you then have 3 days to buy license.Best of all -to turn of automatic updates,and check for them manualy,then chose only those you want.



I know I have read up about that and automatic update for any software is not recommended!!! I think its the firewall playing up? Just go into the setting an allow them!

zezlez;1884252

My copy is genuine so no worries there as it was shipped with the acer … My copy is genuine so no worries there as it was shipped with the acer laptop i am using now.Interesring comments though.



Go to control panel,chose windovs updated,press get updates now-your vista should be updated.If not,restart computer and do the same again-100% works.

Banned

so, what is the error message? A bit difficult to help with such limited info Have you tried going direct to wth win upd site? update.microsoft.com/win…spx

Original Poster

Sorry csiman was wathching football.

There are 16 updates and i have tried to install one at a time but they wont install this way either, when i click install it ceates a system restore point and looks as if it it is going to happen and then i get this message....

Errors found code 8007000B and 80070643.

Thanks for the link i am going to try that now and i will let you know how i get on.

Banned

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=2]if you are seeing this error when trying to install updates, please try the following
1. Open an Administrator command prompt by right clicking on Start -> All
Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt and selecting "Run as
Administrator" and clicking "Allow" for the elevation prompt
2. In the command prompt, type the command below
fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\
(This assumes that C: is the drive in which Vista is installed. If it is
installed on another drive like D:, please change the drive letter
appropriately)
3. Reboot the machine [/SIZE][/FONT]

Original Poster

Thanks again will try this and see what happens.

:):)was having same trouble after 5 attempts it eventually installed just keep trying and gl xx

Original Poster

Thanks karen21101
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