Do I really, really need vista service pack 1

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Pauline, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Pauline

    Pauline Guest

    can someone tell me if I really need tro intall vista service pack 1, `cos it
    failed to install (error 4c7) and I`m a bit brain dead when it comes to
    computer stuff, so if I can leave it I`d rather do so :), I`m also worried
    that it might take up a lot of space on my new Sony VA1, it took me 2 years
    to save for a pucker lap top and I don`t want to muck it up

    Thank you in advance :)
    Pauline X
     
    Pauline, Sep 1, 2008
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  2. Pauline

    Gordon Guest

    yes you do.
    See here for solutions:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3262575&SiteID=17
    Shouldn't do - having said that, if you bought a laptop with a disk that you
    are worried about filling, then you bought one too small!
     
    Gordon, Sep 1, 2008
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  3. Pauline

    Kayman Guest

    Why Service Packs are Better Than Patches.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/community/columns/security/essays/srvpatch.mspx?mfr=true
     
    Kayman, Sep 1, 2008
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  4. Yes.

    Unlimited installation and compatibility support for Vista SP1 is available
    at no charge through 18 Mar-09

    • US:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11274&gprid=500921

    • CA:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11274&gprid=500921

    • UK:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-gb&prid=11274&gprid=500921

    • AU:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11274&gprid=500921

    • Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx | select Windows
    Vista | select Windows Vista Service Pack 1
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 1, 2008
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  5. Pauline

    Alan Guest

    Hello Pauline,

    I think that Service Packs are important enough to be installed, and should
    not be thought of as being 'optional.'

    By the way, what does 'pucker' mean?

    Alan
     
    Alan, Sep 1, 2008
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  6. Pauline

    Gordon Guest

    It's a mis-spelling - should be "pukka". It's an Indian (Hindi?) word
    meaning absolutely top-hole, as in "Pukka Sahib".
     
    Gordon, Sep 1, 2008
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  7. Pauline

    Pauline Guest

    At the moment I have got plenty of space Gorden, but I use a lot of space for
    photos and i don`t want to risk slowing things down as has happened to my
    old desk top :)

    Pauline
     
    Pauline, Sep 2, 2008
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  8. Pauline

    Pauline Guest

    Thanks Alan, straight to the point and makes sense, I`ll have to check out
    the very helpful threads that the othes have very kindly taken the time to
    post and find some time to install the service pack :)

    By the way "pucker" means "quality" "very nice" "The business!" ect. ;)

    Pauline
     
    Pauline, Sep 2, 2008
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  9. Pauline

    Pauline Guest

    Thanks very much, Thats very helpful :)

    Pauline

     
    Pauline, Sep 2, 2008
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  10. Pauline

    Pauline Guest

    Thank you, that is very helpful information, I now know I do need to install
    SP1 and I will do some as soon as I work out what the problem was when I
    initially tried to install it, maybe I interupted the installation in some
    way or another, or perhaps it was a passing husband who did something and
    he`s just not telling me what he did ;)

    Thank you from
    Pauline
     
    Pauline, Sep 2, 2008
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  11. Pauline

    Gordon Guest

    Except you've spelled it wrong. It's "pukka" and is an Indian (Hindi?) word
    that means "top hole" as in "pukka Sahib"...
    "Pucker" means to purse up, as in "pucker your lips"...
     
    Gordon, Sep 2, 2008
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  12. Pauline

    Pauline Guest

    Yep, your right! I have spelled it wrong and I know my mistaken spelling
    means "to purse lips" my mistake :) I also know it`s a word from the Indian
    language, I think you'll find in the English language that "top-hole" is
    slang for "first-rate" so as far as I know, when pukka is used in the context
    that I or use it e.g. "nice" "the business" "excellent" its just a more
    "advanced" slang vbg and a corruption of the original meaning of of "pukka" :)

    Pauline X
     
    Pauline, Sep 2, 2008
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  13. Pauline

    Spikey Guest

    The problem with husbands, especially the mark 2's, is that they only have
    512mb of memory as standard. Thus when assimilating new imformation they are
    forced to delete all previous files to make space for the new. They are
    also notoriously hard to upgrade, in fact its not recommended as they may
    crash and be forced to seek out the company of other mark 2's, and absorb
    alcohol which causes permanent glitches in the memory. A clean install may
    be the answer to this, but generally ditching the old hardware and acquiring
    a newer more advanced model is the easier and preferred route.

    :eek:)
     
    Spikey, Sep 2, 2008
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  14. Pauline

    Spikey Guest

    Make sure you are up to date with the Vaio updates before installing sp1.
    There was 1 update there which the vaio site said was a sp1 prerequisite.
    Its a good idea to make sure all software is updated, and do the usual
    malware/antivirus checks before the sp is applied. I would always recommend
    backing up anything that is unreplaceablle like your photos.

    If you hear echos of laughter around the group its because I don't allways
    take my own advice. :eek:(
     
    Spikey, Sep 2, 2008
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  15. Pauline

    Pauline Guest

    Thank you Spikey, those are things I wouldn`t have thought of before I try to
    download SP1 again, your advice is very helpful and i will be putting it
    into into practice, but just one little thing, I hope I don`t sound too
    thick, but how do I find Vaio updates?

    Thanks again
    Pauline
     
    Pauline, Sep 2, 2008
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  16. Pauline

    Pauline Guest

    LOL LOL LOL Hilarious, you`ve just described my mark 1 in accurate detail LOL

    Pauline
     
    Pauline, Sep 2, 2008
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  17. Pauline

    Spikey Guest

    My vaio came pre installed with vaio update 3, which was under start menu,
    programs, but if not you should be able to get it from the website. This
    is the link for my model

    http://support.vaio.sony.co.uk/index/index.asp?site=voe_en_GB_cons

    There is a box at the top right which says " Not my model" with a link
    below. I think you should be able to access it from there. You just follow
    the prompts and enter your model number etc. , then there is a eula to agree
    to. You can have the option of it running and notifying you of updates like
    wu but I found it a bit annoying so I usually go to the website monthly and
    collect anything necessary.

    :eek:)
     
    Spikey, Sep 2, 2008
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  18. Pauline

    Pauline Guest

    Well I followed everyones advice and I went to install SP1 but first I
    checked out what "Microsoft Teck net" said under " things to know before you
    install windows Vista SP1" It said "If you have a prior version of windows
    vista service pack 1 beta installed you must uninstall it prior to installing
    the final version, use the "control panel" applet "Programs and Features" and
    select "view installed updates" from the top left task pane, under windows
    look for the "service pack for windows vista (KB936330), I did this and I
    found (in currently installed updates) SP1(KB936330) installed on 29-08-08!
    but when I checked in "Control panel" "security" "windows update" "veiw
    update history" Windows Vista service pack 1 (KB936330) it said "failed"!!!
    there was 2 entrieis for 25-8-08 and one more "failed" entry for 24-8-08, so
    which one is correct, the entry in "control panel" applet "Programs and
    Features" and select "view installed updates" on the 29-8-08 or the "failed"
    entry in "Control panel" "security" "windows update" "veiw update history" at
    the earlier dates? Do I actually have SP! installed on my computer!?

    I hope someone can help with this dlilema, its taken me 2 hours to write
    this message and I`m now done in!!
     
    Pauline, Sep 3, 2008
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  19. Go to Start > Run > type in winver or
    msinfo32
    Click OK or press Enter

    That will show if SP1 is installed properly.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
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    Never Forgotten
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    MowGreen [MVP], Sep 3, 2008
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  20. What Mow said.

    Unlimited installation and compatibility support for Vista SP1 is available
    at no charge through 18 Mar-09

    • US:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11274&gprid=500921

    • CA:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11274&gprid=500921

    • UK:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-gb&prid=11274&gprid=500921

    • AU:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11274&gprid=500921

    • Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx | select Windows
    Vista | select Windows Vista Service Pack 1
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 3, 2008
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