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  1. Bill Scott
    Bill Scott April 4, 2008 at 2:04 am |


    I wanted to let you know that I installed Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista Last night, upon rebooting my computer crashed. So, that is the exact reason that individuals fear service packs! Now I have to reformat my computer because The repair service can not fix it!

  2. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price April 5, 2008 at 8:51 pm |

    Usually if a service pack fails, it will be reversed by the service pack installer.

    Now, in your case, even that failed… which indicates an underlying problem with your original Windows install. In short, your SP1 install probably failed because you had major issues with your existing Windows install… they just didn’t resonate to you directly pre-update.

    My suggestion would be to do a new install of Windows (your old one will be moved to Windows.old) and update that to SP1 right off the bat.

  3. Marjorie
    Marjorie January 17, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    I downloaded the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and have not been able to boot my computer with any commands. I called Microsoft but Best Buy never gave me the Windows Vista DVD, so I can do nothing about the problem.

    thank you once again, Microsoft. My next computer will definitely be a Mac.

  4. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price January 17, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    Marjorie, I would contact who made your computer… not Best Buy.

  5. Arthur
    Arthur July 2, 2009 at 8:06 am |

    I had my computer for an entire year before I even thought about going online with it. I used it to make music. I decide to go on line to download my music to my page, low and behold automatic update starts to download a service pack 1 I restart my computer and it never worked again. I don;t know about anybody else but it looks like a scam to me. My pc will not boot in any mode with or with out recovery disc and it keps telling me that no reinstall is possible do to the outcome of some sort of transaction. It worked pefect before I wen online with it.


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