Service Pack 1 Error

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vg19

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Hi,

My laptop currently has Windows Vista Home Premium Build 6000. I cannot install SP1 through windows updates or through downloading the installation file. I get an error code that was something like 0x0...80b0? It was something along those lines. After using the Microsoft chat, I was told this error code was due to corrupt system files. They advised me to do an "upgrade" using my Vista CD.

I just wanted to know, will I lose any of my data if I do this "upgrade", which is not really an upgrade? Also, is there any other way to try and resolve the problem before trying the upgrade? I'll try to get the exact error code,..I wrote it down somewhere.

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You don't need to upgrade necessarily.

Take your Vista cd, put it into your cd/dvd-rom drive and reboot.
Boot from the cd.
Go through the steps till you get to the Repair screen.
Let it repair your system.
Reboot and try the update again.

The repair function tests and fixes any system file problems without touching the rest of the files on your computer.
 

vg19

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Here is the error code, 0x800B0100

Before attempting a repair, is there anything else I could try as it relates to this error code?
 
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