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If those two prerequisite updates have been downloaded/installed by
Automatic Updates, they'll be listed in Install Updates pane.
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?
Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
Vista SP2 Installation Tips:
.. Your computer will restart several times during the installation process:
Make certain you've saved your work and closed all open applications before
beginning the install.
.. Disable (1) your anti-virus application, (2) any real-time system
protections afforded by any anti-spyware applications (except Defender), &
(3) your third-party firewall (if any) and then (4) enable the Windows
Firewall _before installing or uninstalling_ Vista SP2.
.. The installation process can take an hour or much longer, depending on
server demand. If you're installing SP2 on a portable computer, make sure
that you plug-in the power cord and have the battery inserted into its bay.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
Phillip Pi wrote:
> I would assume so if those KB updates were provided via Windows Update.
> I did not pay attention to them. I just told Window Updates to give me
> everything in critical and optional beside IE8. Or are those two KBs
> separate from Windows Updates?
> On 12/1/2009 10:14 PM PT, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
>> SP2 Prerequisite Updates may include:
>> . Description of the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 installation
>> software feature update (28 Apr-09)
>> . Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for
>> Windows Server 2008, and for Windows 7 (22 Sept-09
>> Have both KB955430 and KB947821 been installed?
>> How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack:
>> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
>> Windows Vista, but only for Service Pack 2 (SP2). This support,
>> originally scheduled to end 26 November 2009, has been extended until 26
>> February 2010 so get a move on! Availability of chat or e-mail support
>> differs depending on your geographic location. Some issues may require
>> more advanced support for which there is a charge. Go to
>> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...4&gprid=582034 &
>> select appropriate category (i.e., Download issue; Installation issue;
>> Issues after you install a service pack).
> I got a new Acer Aspire M3800-U3802A desktop machine and I updated
> everything in Vista HP SP1 OEM. However, I did not get its IE8 since it
> was optional and I didn't want it yet.
> It does not offer me a SP2. Why is that? I read it can be picky on
> drivers and stuff, but which ones? Do I really have to get every driver
> and updates from Acer.com?
> I know I can get the stand alone SP2, but I would like to know why
> Windows Update is refusing to give me SP2.