windows vista and service pak 2 won't install

Posted on 2011-10-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Any ideas what might be the problem? Service Pak 2 looks like it install fine until it comes to the 3rd stage and 100% but then it fails and rolls back to SP1
Question by:jploessl

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    Which kind of Version are you using? x64 or x86? XP Professional?
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    Most issues with SP's install failures I've seen happened because of not enough space. Usually Vista includes a small 100MB bootpartition, and if that partition doesn't have enough free space the update will fail. Check if you have such a partition, and if it does, use a partition manipulation tool to reduce the size of C and move back so you get some free space in front of C, then increase the size of the small boot partition. usually if it is 200MB in size that is enough. After that try the update again.

    You can use the Disk Editor Tool which is included on the PartedMagic LiveCD to do this, or you can also use Paragon's Partition Manager (there is a free version available for private use):

    Author Comment

    Vista Home basic 32 bit
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    Check the below link...

    Author Closing Comment

    I ended up reinstalling the OS

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