The issue with the blocker has to do with a few drivers that do not
reinstall after the upgrade. The installer uninstalls all drivers, updates
to SP1, then reinstalls the drivers again. A perfectly functioning driver
can have an error in how it is written that prevents an automated
reinstallation. You would not know ahead of time if one or more drivers on
your system is one of the problematical ones. You would not have had any
problems with it because that is not the issue. It is just that the updater
cannot reinstall it. These drivers (there are not many) have been
identified by MS and MS is working with the manufacturers to get corrected
drivers from them and onto WU. The number shrinks weekly as corrected
drivers get checked in.
If that is the problem then when the last driver on your system is off the
list you will be offered the upgrade. That's assuming that is what is going
on with your system. If you choose to install the standalone package you
may have a driver that does not reinstall but if you know how to manually
install a driver you can handle it that way. I suggest you just wait. MS
intends to disable the blocker in mid-April one way or the other.
"Drew" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I shouldn't be surprised but here goes....I checked today for SP1 on
>windows update.. According to my computer no updates available however
>updates were last installed on 03/13/08 and yet when you look at installed
>updates it shows a windows defender update installed today....Hmmmm go
> I have been reading several posts on this problem and have noticed that
> Carey Frisch posted a link to troubleshoot
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=948343#method5 and now here is a
> problem and that is none of these apply to me... Once again Go figure !!
> Running Vista Business 32bit here in the good old USA and of course the
> English version
> Vista is and has always been updated right on schedule....
> Any ideas Guys and Gals ??