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My windows vista is running a lot slower after the service pack 1 update and i would either like to remove that update or reboot my computer to its original state. How would I do that?

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You would have to use your original Vista CD, boot from CD and install a fresh copy over the current one without formatting. This is because you cannot upgrade you current version with the lower one. You files will remain with this but you may lose your installed applications.

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To uninstall an update, go to the control panel (Start --> Control Panel). Select Add/Remove programs. When this launches, check the "Show Updates" box in the top of the window. Scroll to the Microsoft or Windows section, and you should see the Service Pack 1 update. Clicking on this gives you a button to remove it.

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Cannot download service pack 2 for windows vista 32 bit


Your problem has to do with Windows Update causing the error.

Try clicking on the link below and run the Fixit from Microsoft.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

Then run the Service Pack 2 download and install.

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What Does It Mean When Support for My Operating System Ends?


Microsoft Support for Windows Vista (with no service packs installed) ended on April 13, 2010, while support for Windows XP (without Service Pack 3 installed) ended on July 13, 2010. Windows 2000 support ended on July 13, 2010 as well.
There is no Service Pack 3 for the 64-bit version of Windows XP. If you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP with SP2, you have the latest service pack and will continue to be eligible for support and receive updates until April 8, 2014.
If you are still running a version of Windows where support has ended, it means that version of Windows will no longer receive any updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update site. These updates are generally provided for security reasons to help protect the PC from harmful viruses, spyware, malware, and other malicious software. Windows Update also provides new drivers for your hardware that can improve the reliability of Windows.
Hackers love to take a security vulnerability in Windows and exploit it to their advantage. So, if a vulnerability is found in Windows XP or Windows Vista and you are not running the latest service pack, you will not be protected and will be at risk.

How Can I Tell What Service Pack is Installed?
Follow these steps to discover what Service Pack is installed:
1) Click on the Start Button
2) Right-click on either My Computer or Computer (depending on your Windows version)
3) Click on Properties
On this window, it should tell you which version of Windows along with which service pack is installed). It should also tell you whether you are running a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows.

Where can I download the latest Service Pack for Windows?
For Windows XP, click on the following link to download Service Pack 3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 download, click below :-
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4

For Windows Vista, click on the following link to download Service Pack 2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Learn-how-to-install-Windows-Vista-Service-Pack-2-SP2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 download, click below :-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791

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How to fix error code. STOP: 0x0000C1F5


This issue occurs because the Common Log File System (Clfs.sys) driver does not fix the $TxfLog file when the file is corrupted. In addition to the Stop error message, Windows Vista may not start during startup until the offending disk is removed from the computer.
Support for Windows Vista without any service packs installed ended on April 13, 2010. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
To fix this allow Microsoft Windows to update you to the latest service pack.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Install-Windows-updates

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Having trouble windows vista home prem 32 bit I have talked with Microsoft all week last week about my problem. They still haven't got it fixed ! Microsoft had me do a compleate installation ! The problem...


Have you tried scanning you computer with ComboFix?go to bleepingcomputer.com and get it.

Then run MalwareBytes after that. Both of them are free

Report with the results please!

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Compaq evo d510 cmt keeps blanking out when i restart it and it is booting up. i have to switch it off and switch it on again. recently upgraded from win xp to win vista ultimate. tnanks, from si


There is certain bug in the window vista which uses to make delays in the situation like restart. You just have to do is update your vista through window updates( i.e. Turn on your window updates.) This will removes this patch. Up till the full update of service pack 3 is gain you can just do is remove all temp and prefetch files(type in run : temp; %temp% and prefetch) this will gain some what boost to your vista.

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Pro tools m-powered problem


You may need to check to see which "service pack" you are currently on.

See below requirements:

System Software — Windows XP & Vista
  • Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition
    • 32-bit OS Installation Only
  • Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
    • With Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3

  • Not Supported:
    • Windows Vista 64-bit (any version)
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, 3.1, DOS

  • Not Tested:
    • Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition
    • Although Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition have not been tested or qualified by Digidesign, there are currently no known issues with Vista Home and Home Premium 32-bit operating systems and Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 compared to the supported Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition operating systems.

Windows Vista SP1
There are currently no known issues with Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista based on our initial limited testing and customer feedback. Although full qualification with all Digidesign products has not been completed, we do not recommend against updating to SP1, given the number of important overall system fixes in SP1. We do recommend that you backup your system and create a restore point before updating to SP1, should you encounter any problems after installing the update.


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Acer desktop crashed following a windows vista system pack 1 upda


try to go to this link this might help you removing the Vista SP1

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/02/06/windows-vista-sp1-file-removal-tool-vsp1clnexe-reclaims-disk-space/

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=655


Good luck

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I updated my computer and after restarting it i have no audio device installed


No problem - that's what you have us for :)

It's possible that if you updated to Windows Service Pack 3, you might have lost the driver. In the past 2 weeks, I've seen more problems caused by a Windows Service Pack!

Go into your Control Panel, under Add/Remove Programs and scroll all the way down to the bottom. Find the Service Pack that you just installed and remove it. Reboot.

Check for your audio device. If still not there, reinstall the Service Pack again (only if you feel it's necessary) then go the computer manufacturer's website and download the audio device driver. I'm surprised that after a reboot, you're not prompted to "install new hardware". Are you seeing anything like that when you reboot?

Go into Device Manager as well (Control Panel, System) and look under "Sound and Video" and see if you have any audio devices installed ...or if there are any exclamations or "splats" next to anything.

Send me an update when you can :)

Oct 04, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Keep gatting error code 80073715 on windows update!


Hello,

You can try the following and it should clear it up.

Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder in C:windows (it will be recreated next time you visit Windows Update again)
You will lose your history but that's not important.
If the above step doesnt clear it up continue below:
Click Start, Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service. ( with Vista it may read Windows
Update)
Click Stop.
Stopping the service will take a moment.

Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
a. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%, and then click OK.
b. Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
c. Type SoftwareDistribution.old, and then press ENTER to rename this folder.

Click Start. Choose Run.
In the Run box, type services.msc.
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
Click Start.
Starting the service will take a moment.

Retry Windows Update before reading further.

If you need to reinstall the ActiveX controls (because they may have become
corrupt):-

Follow this article (the article is listed the download for the old client) -
The Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site do not scan
for updates when
you repair a failed installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or of Windows
XP Service
Pack 1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259

Note: WU Client 3.0 - Windows Update Agent
http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7/windowsupdate/redist/standalone/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe

Thanks

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I have Windows Vista installed on my laptop. I install all the automatic updates. Recently Vista downloaded Service Pack 1 and I installed it. After the installation my laptop stopped working. I can...


Your problem: "I have Windows Vista installed on my laptop."

Unfortunately, as with a lot of MS service packs, they can crash some computers. You need your windows vista disk and, booting from it, you can select repair your vista installation. This should take care of the problem. Then don't update to sp1 for a few months.

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