I have a fresh install of Vista, and I need to upgrade to Service Pack 2. Well... I don't "need" to, but I'd like to. Anyway, windows update takes forever to load, it basically freezes for a bit an then loads with the following error: "Error(s) found, 80080005"
So I downloaded the service pack 2 installer from Microsoft's website and tried that. Nope! "Catastrophic failure! Error E_UNEXPECTED(0x8000ffff)"
Here the info I have on this install of Windows Vista.
Recently I had a nasty problem that corrupted the windows install on my old hard drive, so instead of wiping my data and installing Vista again, I bought a new hard drive and started from scratch. A thing to note, it would not let me repair my install of Vista, or else I would have tried to do that instead.
Anyway, here I am on a fresh new hard drive, I popped in volume 1 of 2 of my Windows recovery DVDs and began the install. We get to the first restart, and I think it's going to ask me for disc 2 of 2, but it asks me for the drivers DVD that came with my recovery discs, I feed that in and it seems like nothing at all happens for like... half an hour. Eventually it says the computer needs to be restarted, so I click ok, and it restarts. Not once did it ask me for that second DVD... weird... But Windows seems to be working fine, except for that anomaly. [bleep], I decided to install a game for the first time in a while and put on Portal 2, which worked like a charm!
So, anything I can do to be able to get this machine to update to SP2?