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any luck with vista sp1 update?

...'cause i sure haven't

have spent the last hour or so researching error code 80073712

and all of the "fixes", even the ones i could understand through all the jargon, are useless and don't help

anyone have a similar experience and worked through it?

thanks in advance
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  1. Interesting...

    I'm out of town, so let's hope for the wife's sake that everything goes fine because I won't be home until Friday to fix it!

    So did it not even install for you, or are you getting errors after the install?
  2. I just installed it, seems to work fine for me. Nothing unsual so far. Vista Business 32 bit edition.
  3. Sorry you're having problems. I installed SP1 on a Home Premium machine this afternoon. No hiccups. All software is running fine - so far.
  4. yeah, all other updates since i installed vista this summer have been fine.
    this is a first for me but it seems to be pretty widespread after googling it
    i hope there's a hotfix soon...

    anyone seen any improvements with the pack (those that could download it), esp. in games?
  5. Just found this link for those of you having the problem....might be worth a shot.

    http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-vista/fix-for-vista-sp1-install-error-80073712-through-windows-update/
  6. I uninstalled first my previous SP1 (refresh) and went fine. I tried to install SP1 from Windows Updates but could not see it, even after a reboot. So I downloaded the SP1 file instead and went fine that way.

    So far so good, no problem.

    Vista HP64bits & 4GB.
  7. I got mine through TechNet last month - Installed fine. Didn't like the Video driver I had installed (169.25), but I changed to the latest Beta one I got from nVidia and the problem went away. Else is normal.
  8. bdaley said:
    Sorry you're having problems. I installed SP1 on a Home Premium machine this afternoon. No hiccups. All software is running fine - so far.



    32 bit or 64? Also what graphics card does it have in it?
  9. i installed sp1 last night on vista ultimate 64bit with an 8800gt. no problems, or issues, everything seems to be running great. vista seems even more responsive than before. and a few games that experienced minor hiccups with vista 64 are running smoothly now. i'm happy with it...
  10. pinaplex said:
    i installed sp1 last night on vista ultimate 64bit with an 8800gt. no problems, or issues, everything seems to be running great. vista seems even more responsive than before. and a few games that experienced minor hiccups with vista 64 are running smoothly now. i'm happy with it...


    Well, may the force be with you! :)
  11. Installed it about an hour ago, now installing office 2007.

    SP size 122M ish Ultimate64 8800GT.

    Haven't tested COH yet, but will after install.
  12. where do you download the SP1? i cant find a link for it anywhere. MS download center keeps saying SP1 will come out mid may.
  13. You should be able to select it through Windows Update now. Mid-May is when users will get it automatically.
  14. I installed it on Ultimate 64 with no problems. Smooth sailing, and didn't even take very long. Seems a bit zippier, but I always liked Vista and never really had any problems using 4 gigs.

    I heard sp1 puts Vista much closer to XP in speed. I wonder what all the "XP is faster" Vista haters will use now?

    Will THG do some tests to see if it actually made Vista closer in speed to XP? I would like to see this.
  15. Quote:
    Will THG do some tests to see if it actually made Vista closer in speed to XP? I would like to see this.


    +1
  16. ImajorI said:
    Will THG do some tests to see if it actually made Vista closer in speed to XP? I would like to see this.

    But the real question is if it will be a quality read or something closer to the CPU cooler or 8G ram aticles. I know where my money's going :p

    *Looking forward to the benchmarks
  17. Well I am downloading SP1 through Windows update now.... :sweat: :sweat:
  18. Seems good so far. I kepp getting kicked from CoD 4 when I play online tho! I have Vista ultimate 32bit. I also show 4g of ram now as opposed to 2.75g before SP1. Anyone know if it's configured to use all 4gigs now?
  19. That is a Display Change Only. The 32 bit Windows OS limitation remains. It is merely reporting what is installed, instead of what it's able to use.
  20. No luck with the update....for me....I actually got pissed and reinstalled xp...it screams compared to vista....I think I'm going to wait a good long while before trying vista again....it looks good has great features but I just can't stand the blue screen of death and poor drivers...maybe next year things will get worked out
  21. Success for me! :bounce: :bounce:

    Vista Home Premium 32 bit. No problems so far... Seems better.. Gaming is about the same, maybe a little bit faster...

    Will post more later....

    Phew.....
  22. Installed without a hitch. Performence seems to be about the same..maybe a little slower but I heard that is because of something called Superfetch or something like that....

    Games seem to be about the same... The Crysis demo GPU test seems to have gained about 2-5 FPS.... The Age Of Empires 3 demo is about the same... I didn't try Flight Sim X yet...

    Internet explorer seems to move a little quicker than before. DVD's seem sharper than before.

    Hmmm... I'll keep watching :heink: . But for now it seems good :)

    The force was with me...
    ~Physx7
  23. Quote:
    maybe a little slower but I heard that is because of something called Superfetch or something like that....


    Superfetch identifies commonly use programs and pre-loads the startup files into memory for faster launching. Over time it learns what you use, and when, and alters it's choices based on your habits. So it stops pre-loading programs you dont' use and makes sure the ones you do use are cached at the times/days it sees you use them.

    SP1 resets Superfetch to the defaults. It will take a little time for it to re-learn your habits.
  24. Scotteq said:
    Quote:
    maybe a little slower but I heard that is because of something called Superfetch or something like that....


    Superfetch identifies commonly use programs and pre-loads the startup files into memory for faster launching. Over time it learns what you use, and when, and alters it's choices based on your habits. So it stops pre-loading programs you dont' use and makes sure the ones you do use are cached at the times/days it sees you use them.

    SP1 resets Superfetch to the defaults. It will take a little time for it to re-learn your habits.


    Yeah thats it. Thanks Sqotteq!
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