April 5, 2008

Vista Sp1 problems con't

Guess what - I still haven't been able to install SP1 on my XPS m1330. What a bonehead I am, anyhow this is how I feel. I've tried three more times just today. I think it's over, I'm about to give up. Reading further, even talking to someone at MS - I have disabled all the hardware that is not essential, and reverted some to plain old default drivers, no sound card, no imaging, no webcam, no etc... all disabled. Next I went into msconfig, to disable all services that are non windows, then I disabled all startup programs. I rebooted, thinking that nothing could now interfere between me and SP1, so double click on the SP1 exe, the process takes longer than usual, good sign I think - it even gets to 100%, wow i think, then it all comes down crashing - the same old message appears "Service pack did not install, reverting changes". How screwed up is that? We're in 2008, I'm not talking about Dos, and fiddling around with config.sys and autoexec.bat here to get to more than 640kb of ram, I should double click and it should update. Pls someone get me an OS that works...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I spent more than 4 hours with MS rep trying to install Vista SP1 without success. They offered to call back tomorrow and expect they will have me do a Vista clean install.