Failure configuring service pack windows 7

Just upgraded Vista to Windows 7.  Upon checking W7 updates, I saw that there was a 69Mb update for Service pack 1.  I opted to download and install it and after installing the update, I get the following error message..."Failure configuring service pack....reverting changes".    Researching the web shows several issues.   I would like to know what the "experts-exchange" experts believe to be the quickest way to resolve this without having to reinstall W7.  Thanks in advance for your answers.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would like to ..... resolve this without having to reinstall W7.

You may not be able to.

First, make sure you have the correct SP1 file  (64-bit or 32-bit).

Second, run System File Checker. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW twice. Allow to complete, shut down, start up.

Now try to reinstall the correct SP1 file .

If that does not work, run the Windows Update Readiness tool. for X64 for X86

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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
None of the solutions offered worked or perhaps I didn't invoke them properly.  Regardless, it was taking way too much time so elected to drop the project and simply purchased a new system.  I will delete the question.
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
I think the solution not only included John's recommendations but also downloading and running a MS Fixit for updates.  Regardless, it appears that SP1 is now installed.  Thanks John.
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