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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 only use BIOS now, Vista doesn't load. Only black & white menu appears with several options to choose (Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Last Known Good Configuration (advanced), Start Windows Normally) but none of them works.

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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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I have change my ops from vista to windows xp pro i cant not fine the drivers for vista ml3108b note book can you help me pls. thanks


Hello no1sugard, go to this "Website," and "Download the Updates" for Windows XP
(Service Pack 3)."
  • First make sure that you have [SP1 and SP2] already installed in your Computer?
  • To {check} which "Service Pack" you have already?
  • If not?
  • Then you must "Download SP1 and SP2 first!"
  • Open "the Computer Properties," by [Alt / Right] clicking on the Computer in the 'shortcut menu' of the "Start Menu."
If this information helped? Return and give a "Helpful Rating," please!
Thanks, paul7of9
Click here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

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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

on Oct 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I just installed windows 7 on my PC and now my microphone is not recognized. How can I solve this problem?


Like Windows XP with other service pack 1-3

Windows 7 OS had service pack 2 also that update all of the driver. This will fix the microphone problem. Just download and install the service pack2 (updated driver).

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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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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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Corrupt modules installer service in vista w/ error code 800b0100


1. Make sure that the default location for downloads is Desktop.
2. Find the specific update on the Microsoft webstie (you may find it
easiest to write down the update number when the automatic
installation starts).
3. Download it; when the dialogue box pops up, check "save to disk".
4. Go to your desktop and double click the icon for the Download.

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Cannot install downloads for Office 2003


dear sir

your windows vista was not genune. please apply a crack file to your windows from the following site.

www.andr.net


after applying the crack file you can download the updates & service packs





regards
murali

Dec 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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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?


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 get Vista update to download. Also I cannot get my Vista to transfer my photos to another folder.


Sounds like you already have the most recent version of Windows. If you recently installed the new Windows then you have to have the most critical updates installed before you can download any other updates. Mine was SP Pack 3. Go to windows Update in your start button and let Windows do a thorough search for your updates. Most of the time Windows has to be Verified as the first download which it installs, then after that find something else to do, because your Updates will keep coming all day. Good Luck.

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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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