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Cannot install SP1 (error 80073712)

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March 29, 2012 6:44:21 AM

Whenever I have tried to do the update to instal Service Pack 1 the process has always failed, giving me "error 80073712". I have tried doing some of the possible solutions found throughout the internet, including disabling anti-virus software, downloading SP1 manually and installing it on my own, attempting to install in safe mode, doing check disk, but nothing seems to work. What can I do?
a b $ Windows 7
March 29, 2012 8:09:53 AM

Did you force the issue? ie attempt to install SP1 before all the preceding updates? Sometimes better to allow the updates install automatically in sequence.
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March 29, 2012 3:55:11 PM

dodger46 said:
Did you force the issue? ie attempt to install SP1 before all the preceding updates? Sometimes better to allow the updates install automatically in sequence.

No. I let windows update do the the download on its own but it has never been able to instal SP1
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March 29, 2012 8:15:14 PM

szaboaz said:
What about this one? Have you done the system repair too?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Windows-Upd...

I've tried both of those and I still cannot get the service pack updated. Doing the upgrade via startup disk did not allow me to do any kind of upgrade and instead suggested I do a windows anytime upgrade, which will not solve the problem and force me to pay money for a different version of windows, which is something I do not want to do. The Hotfix has already already been installed previously.
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a b $ Windows 7
March 29, 2012 8:26:34 PM

Need more detail. Exactly what are you trying? An upgrade from Vista/XP, or a fresh install W7? ie what licence will it be....
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a b $ Windows 7
March 29, 2012 8:30:12 PM

How reinstalling from scratch with a Windows 7 SP1 installer DVD sounds like? You know, backup, and format, then drivers, and the whole shebang...

Windows 7 installer DVDs can even be downloaded from official sources, and if any doubt remains about the authenticity, a checksum verification excludes any tampering...
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March 29, 2012 10:10:52 PM

dodger46 said:
Need more detail. Exactly what are you trying? An upgrade from Vista/XP, or a fresh install W7? ie what licence will it be....


I have windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. One of the suggestions posted above suggest using the installation DVD to upgrade in order to get service pack 1. When I try this is tells me to use Windows anytime update instead.
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March 29, 2012 10:22:51 PM

Ok this is a longshot but check your time and date. That will mess up a sp1 install just my 2 cents worth...
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March 29, 2012 11:42:35 PM

robustus64 said:
Ok this is a longshot but check your time and date. That will mess up a sp1 install just my 2 cents worth...

Nope. Time and date are correct.
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