i have been trying to get vista service pack 2 to download for some time now (months), and i keep getting some error.
my computer is home premium 32-bit Vista
I set windows to update automatically, and when that wasnt working tried to download SP2 from microsoft download center. and every one of my browsers says its a broken link.
initial error code was 80240016 so i followed the advice at this link:
then got this error 80072EFD so i did the suggestion by dlbowdoin here:
Which then brought me back to the first error. What is going on?
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Download the System Readiness Tool before you perform Windows Update.
The System Update Readiness Tool checks your computer and tries to resolve certain conditions that could interfere with the installation of updates or other software.
Here is a link to download System Readiness Tool, do it according to the exact configuration of the system:
Here check for the Download Windows Vista Service Pack 2 details. You will also get further steps in this article to help you know if the download and installation is happening properly.
After the download is complete do the installation in the “Safe mode with Networking” option. Do remember the exact place where the downloaded data has been kept. To start the system in safe mode follow the below mentioned steps:
1-Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart yourcomputer.
2-Click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
3-Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.
Note: You have to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you must try to restart your computer. To do this, wait until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shut down and restart your computer.
4-On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to select the
Safe Mode with Networking option, and then press ENTER.
5-Log on to your computer by using a user account that has administrator rights.
After coming in safe mode do the installation. And then restart the system in normal mode. You should be able to get the resolution.
Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
Meghmala – Microsoft Support