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Hi,

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?
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I should update, I am running Vista 64bit, and here are my machine specs;
http://www.asus.com/...owerhouse/G71G/

EDIT: Should I just suck it up and take the financial hit, and buy Windows 7? Should I just buy the Upgrade version? That is the only one I can afford...

Edited by Mumps, 04 May 2011 - 10:56 AM.

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