JasonTobin
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Error Code: 800F0A12 (Can't install Win 7 SP1)

 Hello;

I am currently having installation  issues with SP1 for Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

Code 800F0A12

Suggestions for resolving this issue would be appreciated.

Model : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz

Total Memory : 6GB DIMM DDR2

 NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

Operating System:

Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.01.7600
Platform Compliance : x64

Windows 7 Product ID: 00426-292-5120794-85762

Kind Regards;

Jason

additional details error:0X800f0a12

 

PA Bear MS MVP
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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installation error: 0x800F0A12
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/windows-7-windows-server-2008-r2-service-pack-1-sp1-installation-error-0x800F0A12

Windows 7/2008 R2 Service Pack 1 fails with 0x800f0a12
http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/archive/2011/02/17/windows-7-2008-r2-service-pack-1-fails-with-0x800f0a12.aspx


Fix: The Windows 7 partition must be the Active Partition.


Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for issues related to Windows 7 Service Packs. Availability of chat, phone or e-mail support differs depending on your geographic location. Some issues may require more advanced support for which there may be a charge: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&gprid=14496&&st=1
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NimKorko
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If you are used another partitioner, like me, I used linux to get rid of that 100MByte windows partition, and installed linux next onto another HDD, I needed to pull of the cables from the linux HDD and then using only the Win7 HDD I can install Win7 SP1. I hope it's a solution for your problem.

If you still can't install it, or the linux is on the same drive, I think there's no solution. Only to re-partition the whole HDD and use Win7 partitioner.

I found this on: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/windows-7-windows-server-2008-r2-service-pack-1-sp1-installation-error-0x800F0A12

PA Bear MS MVP
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PA Bear MS MVP replied on

See...

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installation error: 0x800F0A12
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/windows-7-windows-server-2008-r2-service-pack-1-sp1-installation-error-0x800F0A12

Windows 7/2008 R2 Service Pack 1 fails with 0x800f0a12
http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/archive/2011/02/17/windows-7-2008-r2-service-pack-1-fails-with-0x800f0a12.aspx


Fix: The Windows 7 partition must be the Active Partition.


Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for issues related to Windows 7 Service Packs. Availability of chat, phone or e-mail support differs depending on your geographic location. Some issues may require more advanced support for which there may be a charge: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&gprid=14496&&st=1
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows Client (Security, Update Services, IE & Mail) since 2002
ibigpapa
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I performed the automount command successfully.  Then restarted.  Verified automount was still enabled and got the error still.
NimKorko
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If you are used another partitioner, like me, I used linux to get rid of that 100MByte windows partition, and installed linux next onto another HDD, I needed to pull of the cables from the linux HDD and then using only the Win7 HDD I can install Win7 SP1. I hope it's a solution for your problem.

If you still can't install it, or the linux is on the same drive, I think there's no solution. Only to re-partition the whole HDD and use Win7 partitioner.

I found this on: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/windows-7-windows-server-2008-r2-service-pack-1-sp1-installation-error-0x800F0A12

NO NAME-2
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I'm in the same situation: Linux partition on the same drive and a deleted 100MB system partition. I've also posted this here:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en/vistawu/thread/22a6fa36-a717-4bab-9175-271efb9ed791

which continues the discussion here:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproSP/thread/3a82e162-a5de-4702-a632-11305603b223

Obviously there's NO way to install SP1 without this stupid and useless systen partition. :-(

JasonTobin
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I also ran the above command line program (DISKPART)  follow the steps and it still didn't work.  I too run Linux but NOT on  another partition but on a separate HDD.  So I will try unplugging the Linux HDD and then try to install the SP1.  I will let you all  know what my adventure brings me :D

 

Kind Regards;

 

Jason

EnglishM45
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EnglishM45 replied on

Had the same problem - assign a drive letter to the 100MB partition before the C: drive using Computer Management/Disk Management and then set the partition active by right clicking on the partition. Then try to reinstall. Worked for me!

Oh, then delete the drive letter if you want to.

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Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for issues related to Windows 7 Service Packs. Availability of chat, phone or e-mail support differs depending on your geographic location. Some issues may require more advanced support for which there may be a charge:  https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&gprid=14496&&st=1&wfxredirect=1&sd=gn
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Vikram Sekaran
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Hi .. I had the same issue. The diskpart wont do good for SP1 to install..Linux installation has nothing to do with this issue, dont jump onto reformatting the machine. Just go to Disk management, right click on the partition where the windows 7 OS is installed,and assign the partition as active(Click on Make as active). Run the install again and oila, got it running.

Ian Burgmyer
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To add to what Vikram said, there is another thing that could potentially be confusing the SP1 installer.

If you have your system configured to boot to a different hard drive (for instance, I have mine booting to my second hard drive, mainly to keep my operating systems from overwriting each other's MBR), you may have to set your system to boot directly from your Windows drive.

It's kind of odd, really.  I've had my computer set up like this for a while and haven't ran into any issues installing service packs when I was running Vista.
JasonTobin
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Well to let you the rest of you know that all I had to do was physically unhook or unpluf my linux Hard Drive and allowed windows 7 to boot. Than I proceeded to download and was able install the Sercvice pack without any issue.  Hope this help

 

Kind Regards;

 

Jason

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