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How do I install all of Windows Vista's Updates at one?

How do I install all of Windows Vista's Updates at once?
Is there even a method like that? I did a clean reinstall of Vista. But my updates are months behind and Vista only installs so many at a time. Then you have to reboot. Can you help me? Thanks.

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You cannot install all at once. What you can do after you get it up to date is make an image of the drive and save it in a hidden partition or DVD.

If you ever have troubles again and need to reinstall it, you simply restore the image and Vista will be installed with all the updates already included

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How to reformat a computer


Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista is the preferred installation method. An alternate method available is an "Upgrade" installation. I do not recommend upgrading. Too many things can go wrong with an upgrade and I have seen this many many times with all Windows operating systems over the years. A Clean Installation gives your system 'clean' file paths which will create a much faster and reliable installation.


The instructions below will apply to those that would like to:


Do a clean installation on a computer without an existing operating system.
Replace an existing operating system and replace it with Windows Vista.
Install Windows Vista on a separate partition.
Note: These instruction will work fine for both 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.


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<>Getting Ready to Install Vista:


I would recommend, even before purchasing Vista, that you check that all of your 'needed' hardware and software will function in the Vista environment. Download the Vista Upgrade Advisor to check your hardware. The Vista Upgrade Advisor will help you identify and possibly resolve any Vista compatibility issues that may exist in your computer system.

Be sure that you update all drivers (video card, monitor, sound card ...etc.) for all of your installed devices.

You will need to check with the software maker to find out if it is going to be compatible with Vista.
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<>Clean Install Over An Existing Operating System:


Before performing a clean installation of Windows Vista, be sure that you have backed up any data that you would like to keep. A clean installation of Vista will mean erasing all data and starting from scratch. Use your preferred backup method. If you need backup instructions for Windows XP, click the link below:


Manually Backup Windows XP


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<>Configure your BIOS to boot from the DVD:


When you insert your Windows Vista Installation DVD, it should automatically launch. If it doesn't launch, try restarting your system with the DVD inserted in the DVD drive. If it still won't launch, you will need to configure your BIOS to make your current installation boot from your DVD drive. To gain access to your systems BIOS you will need to refer to your particular systems operating instructions. However, most of the time, by pressing the F2 or the Delete (one or the other, not both) key repeatedly once your system boots to the "logo screen" will give you access to "Setup". Also, many systems have a boot menu that lists something like:


Press F12 for setup


If this is your case, simply press F12 when given that prompt. In any case, once you are in setup, configure your DVD drive to the top of the boot order. Save the change and exit setup.


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<>Begin your Clean Installation of Windows Vista:


Place the Windows Vista installation DVD in to your DVD drive, then reboot your system to allow the DVD to launch. At your first prompt, press any key to continue the process. Click Next and then click "Install Now" when prompted.

You will now be at the "Get important updates for installation" page. It is highly recommended (if you have an Internet connection at this point) to go ahead and install any available updates to ensure a successful installation. Once you've received the updates, click Next.

You will now be asked for your product key information. Your product key is located on your DVD case. Insert your 25 digit product key then click Next.

Now, you should be at the License Agreement screen. Feel free to read through the whole thing but it is going to take you quite awhile. You must "Accept" the licensing agreement to continue. Click Next once you're comfortable with the licensing agreement.

This next screen contains the main installation options. Select "Custom Install" (this is the correct option for a clean installation). Click Next.

Setup will now ask where you would like to install Windows Vista. You will see the available partitions on your system. You will need to select the "boot" partition (usually C:). If your boot partition has a previous version of Windows installed on it, you will want to delete this partition and the create a new boot partition. Create any additional partitions as desired, just be sure that each partition you create is formatted. Once you're done, click Next.

From here, the prompts may vary depending on your particular system. Just follow the on-screen prompts to install Vista to your systems configuration.

Once Windows Vista installs the necessary files to run, it will restart twice. It is important that you leave the installation disk in the DVD drive until the Windows Vista is completely installed. After the first restart, you will be asked to insert any Username and Password that you would like to use and a Name for your PC. Additionally, you will be asked for the following information:
Time and Date settings
Current Location (home or office)
After all of your information is successfully received, Vista will boot a second time. After it boots successfully, you can safely remove the Windows Vista installation DVD.


Congratulations! I hope that you get many years of enjoyment out of your new Windows Vista operating system!


Important!: Make sure that you install proper anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to protect your new Windows installation. See the article below for some recommendations:


Secure a New Computer
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<>After a Successful Installation:


When installing Windows Vista with another Windows operating system already installed. Vista will create a file called, Windows.old" on your boot drive. Once everything is running fine on your new Vista installation and you are sure that you have your old data already backed up, it is safe to delete the Windows.old file. This file could be nearly 30 gigabytes in size. Just do a simple search for this file then right click and delete it. You will, of course, need Administrator privileges to do so.

If you receive an error that; "you do not have sufficient permission" when deleting this folder, the reason may be that you need to take ownership of the file and its contents, here's how:


1. Right click the Windows.old file and then select Properties.
2. Select the Security tab.
3. Click the Advanced button.
4. Select the Owner tab.
5. Click on the Edit button.
6. Confirm at the UAC warning prompt
7. Select Change ownership.

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How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack?


Introduction:
Windows Vista updates are distributed in service packs. Service packs
help keep Windows Vista current, and they can extend and update the
functionality of your computer. This article describes three
step-by-step methods that you can use to obtain the latest service
pack for Windows Vista. However, before you select the method that you
want to use, please make sure that the following conditions are true:
The service pack is not already installed on your computer.
You are logged on to your computer by using a user account that is a
computer administrator.
The computer on which you want to install the service pack is
connected to the Internet.
If you are not sure that all these conditions are true, please see the
"Before you try to download the latest Windows Vista service pack"
section. Otherwise, select the method that you want to use to download
and install the service pack.
Methods to download the latest service pack
Method 1: Turn on Automatic Updates (Recommended for most users)
Method 2: Check for updates on Windows Update (Same as Method 1 but
not automatic)
Method 3: Obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack from the
Microsoft Download Center (Good to use if the computer on which you
want to install the service pack is not connected to the Internet)
Important: Windows Update may not offer the latest Windows Vista
service pack to some users. This issue can occur for several reasons.
For a full list of causes and resolutions, click the following article
number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

948343 Windows Vista service packs are not available for installation
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As I am not 100% sure as to what you are asking about, I am going to direct you to the Microsoft website that helps you obtain the latest Windows Vista Service Pack. The link is:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791

It give you three different methods to obtain them. Method one is turning on automatic updates. Method two is checking for possible updates on Windows Updates, and Method three is personally obtaining the updates from the Microsoft Download Center. Hope this helps!

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please elaborate on this.Is your Computer booting up normally? if so then I have suggested a method, try it. If its not working then get back us.
Turn on Automatic UpdatesTo have Windows install important updates as they become available, turn on automatic updating. To turn on Automatic Updates in Windows, follow these steps:
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It's not only Windows Vista Service Pack 1 that isn't ready for general consumer availability. Some of the updates released on February 12, 2008, as a part of the Microsoft monthly patch cycle, have managed to effectively kill Windows Vista. Users are reporting that, following the introduction of the February 12 updates, Vista gets stuck at the finalization of the deployment of the updates displaying the message "Configuring Updates Stage 3 of 3 0% completes" and then entering
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