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Vista service pack!!! i have seen that finally the sp1 pack is out but why cant i get it on my update service??? is it because my laptop is not compatible? and if this is so how can i make it?

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  • homez83 Apr 07, 2008

    thanks, i will check that when i get back tonight but i am pretty sure i have been keeping up with the updates, installing everything but the language packs (unless i should get them too!!) went on the update site, not sure which one i need, i am running the 32bit vista ultimate, If i download and install manually will i be able to remove it if something goes wrong?

  • homez83 Apr 07, 2008

    thanks for your help, i will try the automatic updates again, had a quick look at the notes on the web page about the update and it say i may need to update some drivers especially the coixent hd audio which i have on my system. How would i do this? is this not something that gets automatically updated?

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I wondered the same until I had loaded all available updates, including optional ones (but I don't know if that last was necessary). Then "voila" SP1 was shown as an available update! You can manually download the SP1 from the update site, but this is a 400+ Mb download. Give it a try. Download and install all available updates (this may take several inspections and installs [each probably requiring a reboot in between] so persevere). Don't think that because you have installed all the (visually) available updates that you have in fact installed ALL the updates, some require a previous update be installed before the next update is identified. This is probably what happens with SP1. Good luck

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  • Les Clayton Apr 07, 2008

    Use the "Windows Updates" selection in the "All Programs" listing under the Start Button. This will select Available Updates for your computer (but as said above not all of them). Do this several times until you find that there are no more updates available.



    Note: The automatic Updater did not find and Install all the available updates on my computer.



    I would shy away from manually selecting the updates on the Microsoft Update page as most of these are not necessarily required for your computer.

  • Les Clayton Apr 07, 2008

    Hi again.



    Yes you can uninstall updates using the "Uninstall a Program" option in the Control Panel (found under the Start Button). The updates are usually listed under "View Installed Updates".



    A second method is to create a Restore Point before doing the Updates. This will allow you to Roll Back to a previous state if all goes wrong (but it shouldn't).

  • Les Clayton Apr 07, 2008

    The coixent(?) hd driver may need to be downloaded from the manufacturers site.



    Google the manufacturers name and go to Support or Downloads page. Select your device from the list and download and install that driver. Before doing so, check that it is Vista compatible.

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