Service packs are the means by which product updates are distributed, best known in Microsoft Windows. Service packs may contain updates for system reliability, program compatibility, security, and more. All of these updates are conveniently bundled for easy download.

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Windows Update Error 490

I'm having some issues installing windows update on this particular Windows 7 PC. I'm trying to (for instance) install Service Pack 1, and its popping up an error saying "Element Not Found", and then ...
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Service Pack 1Ð? What does Ð stand for?

While looking at some crash reports, I saw that one of the users has "Windows 7 Service Pack 1Ð". I thought that maybe it's a buffer overflow bug, but after googling for "Service Pack 1Ð", I saw that ...
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Compatibility issue before upgrading Windows 7 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1

I have installed Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate edition on my laptop and now i want to upgrade it into Windows 7 64-bit sp1 Ultimate edition. But installer tells me you cannot upgrade because: You can’t ...
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Windows 7 64-bit Random Slowdown when developing C/C++ Applications (any IDE or Compiler), Installing or Searching for WIndows Updates, etc

I originally posted this on stack overflow and realised that it was OT for there. I hope it is not an OT here as well. My problem first started when I was using an Open Source C/C++ Library called ...
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Installing Windows Vista SP1 causes Startup Repair to launch on reboot (SP1 installation fails)

I am trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1, but whenever the computer reboots it runs Startup Repair, before claiming that it can't fix the problem its found. It's then possible to boot into ...
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How to overcome error 0x800F0A12 while installing Win 7 SP1?

I am trying to install Win 7 SP1 (using Windows Update), but it failed with 0x800F0A12. I have a dual boot configuration windows - linux, otherwise perfectly normal configuration. This web page: ...
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Windows 7: service pack already installed… or not

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, with SP1 installed... or so I think. What I mean is that, when I go to "Start / Computer" and right-click and choose "Properties", what I get is "Windows 7 Ultimate. (C) ...
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Power shut off in the middle of an update

I accidentally shutdown my PC in the middle of downloading SP1 from the Windows Update. After I booted my PC and tried to re-download SP1 again, it wasn't there. I tried looking for SP1 As an ...
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Why is SP1 for Vista not offered by Windows Update?

I am dealing with an OEM computer by FSC with Vista Home Basic 32-bit. I run winver to check the version and it says it's 6.0 build 6000. If SP2 was to be installed it would say build 6002. And yes, ...
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How to install Bluetooth on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

I noticed that the release notes for service pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 says that it enables Bluetooth support. I've apply the upgrade but I could not figure out how to get my Bluetooth ...
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Uninstall Office 2013 Sp1 silently without removing Office

For uninstalling Office 2007/2010 Service Packs, Microsoft provided a separate tool(OARPMAN.exe) that could be downloaded and used for silent uninstallation of Service Packs. I was unable to find ...
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Injecting SP1 into our Windows 7 wim

We're trying to update our WIM image - so no need to install latest updates following imaging a new laptop. We are getting the following error message through dism after trying to add-package: An ...
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Windows 7 update stuck while downloading

In Short: On an Eee PC 1015, I am not able to update the newly installed Windows 7 system that came with that Netbook. Updates only worked in small increments, rebooting multiple times, and the SP1 ...
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IE8 and certificate issues following Service Pack 1 install on Windows 7

When trying to open Internet Explorer 8 under a different user account, I get the following error: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. I found this post which describes ...
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Updating to Windows 7 SP1

I'm running Windows 7 ultimate on a Mac, through Bootcamp (MacBook 2009, 4gb, 2.2ghz), and I'm trying to update to Windows 7 SP1 (or directly to Windows 10 if there's a way) but when trying to install ...
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Upgrading 7 Embedded to SP1

I have approximately 100 devices out in the field with Windows 7 Embedded installed. I have a requirement to upgrade the IE version to a newer version (10 or 11), for this I need to update the ...
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Does the official Office 2010 download contain SP2?

Does the latest original Office 2010 download, from the Microsoft website, contain SP2? I'm looking for an answer on this question, but I can't seem to find it. I've tried to slipstream SP2 (+ all ...
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Pre requisites for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

I am trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2. Currently, I have Service Pack 1 . Before installation, I disable to Antivirus program as suggested by Windows Vista Site. I have tried several ...
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Installing Office 2010 on a Windows 8 new computer - SP2 Issue

I am installing office 2010 and I get an error "Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): This product requires Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 or above. Correct the issue(s) ...
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Don't they include resource kit in windows XP SP3?

I've Windows XP SP3 installed on my computer. XP Resource Kit (Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools) which was released for SP2. So, does that mean I've these tools installed on my PC? I tried ...