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Windows Vista updates wont install

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by rhombus, Sep 18, 2012.

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  1. rhombus

    rhombus Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    Having some problem trying to install windows vista updates. It runs and installs them but once is has restarted it says it could not install and reverting update changes.

    Updates include:
    KB2655992
    KB2691442
    KB2712808
    KB2722913

    I've tried installing them all at the same time, one by one and manually from the Microsoft website.
    Also ran sfc / scannow, chkdsk /r and system restore.
    I've also ran malwarebytes and super anti spyware.

    System specs:
    Windows Vista 32 bit
    Service pack 2
    2GB RAM
    Pentium Dual-core CPU

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Laz123

    Laz123 Banned

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    I had this and the only thing that worked was to do a repair install which still keeps data. Tap F8 on bootup and it should give you the option, but backup data 1st just in case.
     
  3. rhombus

    rhombus Thread Starter

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    Doing a repair install loses all the programs, doesnt it? I Have done them before on XP & Windows 7.

    It looks like this is the only option left to do..
     
  4. Laz123

    Laz123 Banned

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    I didn't lose anything when I did a repair. It isn't the same as restore to factory settings where it wipes everything and starts again. If a repair doesn't work then you may have to do the latter.
     
  5. rhombus

    rhombus Thread Starter

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    I installed KB2691442 & KB2712808 together and they installed fine.
    Then installed KB2722913 on its own - Installed fine.
    Then installed KB2655992 on its own - Installed fine.

    Restarted a few time, checked for updates and no new updates were found.

    Shut down, left for 5 minutes and turned it back on.

    Re-Checked for updates and all of them came back
    (KB2655992
    KB2691442
    KB2712808
    KB2722913)

    Going to proceed with a repair install, unless anyone has any other ideas.
     
  6. huggie54

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    did you google what these updates are for,first one i looked at KB2722913 is causing some people problems
     
  7. tiberriver256

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    Hey Rhombus :)

    A couple of things to try before a repair installation would be:

    1. Download and run the Windows Update Fix-it tool found here.

    2. Download and run the System Update Readiness Tool from Microsoft found here.

    Otherwise doing a repair installation is a good idea. There is a possibility that some programs will not work after performing a repair installation but it's pretty rare.

    Instructions for doing a repair installation can be found here

    Good luck,
    tiberriver256
     
  8. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    If those updates are in the list of installed updates and show as successfully being installed, select to hide and not show them when they appear again.

    If the repair goes bad, you risk losing your personal data.

    It's your choice as to what you want to place a priority on.

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