Windows Updates Failed to Install

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I am having trouble downloading updates on my Toshiba laptop. It has Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 32Bit Operating System installed on it. I have set my updates automatically.

But every time the updates start, I don't receive any errors that it failed to download some important updates like upgrading to Service Pack 2. I am using my laptop for almost a year now and yet I am still running Service Pack 1. I have lots of free space on my memory. My RAM is 2.00GB while my hard disk has 300GB spaces.

I partitioned my system into two. Drive C and Drive D. My C drive has 92GB free spaces and the D drive doesn't have anything inside it, so free spaces is 148GB more. I manually downloaded the updates again and yet some of it don't successfully installed on my PC. What is the possible cause of it? Toshiba has a pre installed recovery and drivers for all the software installed on it. Plus some free applications from Toshiba itself. But why can't I update the majority of it?

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I have cleared my temp files, turn off my Antivirus, then make another try to update it again. But I have no luck. Below are the screen shots of my problem. Please if anyone here who's having the same error, if you already fix it, please send me a reply here.

Thank you.

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Windows Updates Failed to Install

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Your problem, base from what I understand, is how you can upgrade from Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to Windows Vista Service Pack 2.

The automatic updates that you've set on your Service Pack 1 may not be a good idea. First reason is, that particular update may not update towards Service Pack 2. What they update is only focused to Service Pack 1 updates such as security updates, and other system configuration and system files. But only specific to Service Pack 1.

If you want to upgrade to Service Pack 2, your best option is to buy an installation CD/DVD for Service Pack 2. And install using that CD/DVD.

To do the installation, insert the installation CD/DVD, then boot through it. Follow the preceding instructions until it finished installation.

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Windows Updates Failed to Install

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Support for Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will end on Tuesday, 12 July 2011. Computers still running Vista SP1 "will no longer receive software updates [i. e., updates released after 12 July 2011, including critical security updates] from Windows Update" until SP2 has been installed.

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Answered By 330 points N/A #107744

Windows Updates Failed to Install

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I heard that support for Vista will end this year, that is why I am pushing it to upgrade to sp2. Thanks for directing me to Microsoft link. I was able to download the updates manually. My system is now running sp2. Thanks again.

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