I`m using a wide range of Microsoft products - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1 included, Microsoft Project, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010. After doing a full OS reinstall I tried using Microsoft Update to get all the latest service packs and updates, but many of the updates (most notably the service packs) fail to install.
Is there a way of installing the software so it will succeed? I am aware that there probably are many dependencies involved and one installation breaks another, but there must be a way I can install the software properly.
Is there any particular installation order I can use? Should I run MS Update After each product is installed or install everything first and then try to update?