A "perfectionist" would find the reason the update failed and correct the problem, not sweep it under the rug.
Wife's system would "fail" every attempt to complete service pack 1 update for windows 7. Tried everything recommended, no help. Final solution was to perform a upgrade on my windows 7 (Same version->same Version). This corrected the root problem and allowed the service pack to complete.
Thanks RetiredChief, actually I got all the updates successfully after the "Failed..." messages, but they still bother me for just being there, LOL.