Hey guys. I tried installing windows updates on a CLEAN system, meaning i reformatted before i installed any windows updates. After reformatting my computer, I went ahead and downloaded and installed every single update that windows update
threw at me. Vista SP1 was then available, so I installed it successfully. After that, I received more updates and installed them, and Windows Update prompted me to download and install Vista SP2, so I did.
After downloading it, it tried to install but it failed due to this error code: 8007371c, an unknown error. Of course, I took the necessary precautions before installing Vista SP2, which is turning off all programs, running system readiness tool, trying it in safe mode if all else failed, and using Selective Startup as a last resort. I REALLY should not have a problem with installing SP2 since I'm on a clean system. I then downloaded the SP2 Standalone from the microsoft website and tried to install it. I got an error saying: Error: ERROR_SMI_PRIMITIVE_INSTALLER_FAILED(0x8007371c). I posted this on a Vista forum and a user told me that since I can't install it on a clean system, it may be a problem with my drivers as they may be outdated. Well, I went to Device Manager and pretty much checked almost all of my devices and found them to be up to date.
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We get this error when few system files are corrupted.
Firstly we have to do some changes in the registry and should run system update readiness tool
To rename the Pending.xml file and to edit the registry, follow these steps.
Start Windows Vista and go to the System Recovery options :
Use the System Recovery options to rename the Pending.xml file and edit the registry :
Exit Registry Editor :
After you do the changes in the registry, run the system update readiness tool
o Run the System Update Readiness tool (Checksur.exe)
Download and run the System Update Readiness tool (Checksur.exe). After you download this tool, it runs a one-time scan for inconsistencies that might prevent future servicing operations.
Hope this information is helpful.
Let me know if this worked.
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Everything was going smoothly until I got to the part where I had to type "ren pending.xml pending.old".
After typing that I got "The system cannot find the file specified"
I also checked out the CheckSUR.log file. Here are the results:
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.0.6001.22375
Package Version 5.0
Checking Deployment Packages
Checking Package Manifests and catalogs.
Checking package watchlist.
Checking component watchlist.
Checking component store
Seconds executed: 1232
No errors detected
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Any help with this? Thanks in advance..
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We have to re-register the license of the installer, follow the steps below and re-register teh license
1. Click Start and select Run
2. Type regsvr32.exe regwizc.dll and hit enter
3. Type regsvr32.exe licdll.dll and hit enter
Check if the computer is updated with service pack 2
If the issue still persists, follow the steps below to re-register SMIPI file.
Download the file here: SMIPI.DLL
Once saved on your desktop
1. Move the file to the folder
2. Click Start, select Run and type regsvr32 smipi.dll
Restart and hopefully you should be able to download the updates
Hope this information is helpful.
Let me know if this works.
Thanks and regards
Swathi B-Microsoft Support
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