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Updating Vista SP on a dual boot machine

By KelticDano ·
I recently went to finally update my vista ultimate to SP1, I can download it fine and it appears to install correctly, but when it goes to finish the installation after the reboot, it fails. I have tried this twice so far and it appears my media sharing is having problems. I have a dual boot system, loading from GRUB, I have a feeling this is my problem, but need some advice. Thanks,
Dano

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how to update to vista sp1

by technocrat25 In reply to Updating Vista SP on a du ...

Turn on Automatic Updates
The best way to make sure that you receive the latest Windows Vista service pack is to turn on the automatic updating feature.

To turn on the automatic updating feature, follow these steps:

1. Click Start
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Start button
, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
2. In the navigation pane, click Change settings.
3. Select the Windows automatic updating setting that you want. If you are not sure which setting to select, follow these guidelines. Otherwise, go to step 4:
* Automatic (recommended) Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them: We recommend that you select this option. Simply click to select the day and the time for scheduled updates to occur. You can schedule Automatic Updates for any time of day, but your computer must be on at the scheduled time for updates to be installed.
* Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them: With this option selected, Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to automatically download updates from the Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site. An icon appears in the notification area of your taskbar when the updates are being downloaded. When the download is complete, a message appears in the notification area. Click the Automatic Updates icon or the message. If you do not want to install a downloaded update, click Details, and then click to clear the check box next to that update to decline it. Click Install to install the selected updates.
* Notify me but don't automatically download or install them: Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to search for downloads from the Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site. An Automatic Updates icon and message appear in the notification area of your taskbar when new updates are available to download or to install. Click the icon or the message to view the updates. If you do not want to download a selected update, click to clear the check box next to that update to decline it. Click Start Download to download the selected updates. The Automatic Updates icon remains in the notification area of your taskbar while the updates are being downloaded. You can point to the icon to view the download status. To pause or to resume the download, right-click the icon, and then click Pause or Resume. When the download is complete, another message appears in the notification area to inform you that the updates are ready to install. Click the Automatic Updates icon or the message, and then click Install to install the updates.
* Never check for updates (not recommended): Do not select this option.
4. Click to select the Include recommended updates when downloading, installing, or notifying me about updates check box, and then click OK.

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PLAGIARISM ALERT !!!! ....

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to update to vista sp ...

Again, word-for-word and unless the contributor has had a sex-change op - this one is just as obvious as all the rest!

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Nice Catch (nt)

by PoppaTab In reply to PLAGIARISM ALERT !!!! ... ...
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Vista SP1

by PoppaTab In reply to Updating Vista SP on a du ...

What the huge amount of text means: Let your machine update from Microsoft. You probably have something that needs to update before the SP can be done. Also, I don't believe GRUB would cause the problem.

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