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Users Complain Abount Buggy Windows 7 SP1

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We are noticing more and more reports about Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 SP1 upgrade problems.

The issues, which apparently result in Windows PCs that refuse to boot and display the error message 0xC0000034. The upgrade problems are apparently limited to cases in which users downloaded the update via Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Microsoft already reacted to the reports with a Knowledge Base article and is offering workarounds for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

The simple advice for Windows 7 users is to return the system to a restore point before the service pack was installed. The server OS cannot be fixed with this method and requires editing of the Windows Registry. Microsoft explicitly advises not to attempt to edit the pending.xml file to resolve the issue.    

Windows 7 SP1 was released on February 22 and became available on March 8 via WSUS. For those who have not installed the SP1 yet, there are a few guidelines how to install the service pack.

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    renami9 , March 12, 2011 3:50 AM
    may i complain ABOUNT a buggy article title?
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    ryandsouza , March 12, 2011 3:48 AM
    Users complain ABOUNT buggy windows 7?????
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    winner4455 , March 12, 2011 3:49 AM
    It updated just fine on my desktop but I am having problems on my laptop... You can't keep having buggy updates Microsoft :\
  • 14 Hide
    renami9 , March 12, 2011 3:50 AM
    may i complain ABOUNT a buggy article title?
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    geniusreddy , March 12, 2011 4:36 AM
    renami9may i complain ABOUNT a buggy article title?

    I lawled.
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    john5246 , March 12, 2011 4:41 AM
    It also ruins the windows 7 activation crack! Be cautious!
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    randomizer , March 12, 2011 4:50 AM
    I'll just install the individual updates I think. At least I know what is actually being installed that way.
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    andrewpmathias , March 12, 2011 4:53 AM
    john5246It also ruins the windows 7 activation crack! Be cautious!


    Good! I hope it did. Ass. Quit pirating software because your too cheap to buy a legit version.
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    Gin Fushicho , March 12, 2011 4:56 AM
    Guess I'm not the only one with problems.

    It just plain refused to install on my system. *pets computer*

    Good computer.
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    Maziar , March 12, 2011 5:11 AM
    I didn't run in to any bugs by installing SP1 but I wish I didn't downloaded it.
    I haven't noticed any difference at all
  • 1 Hide
    DjEaZy , March 12, 2011 5:12 AM
    ... i have no problem with sp1... yet...
  • 4 Hide
    joytech22 , March 12, 2011 5:17 AM
    Updated 2 out of 5 windows 7 machines in the house (the rest run xp or ubuntu).

    So far no issues but even if there are I can probably fix it somehow..
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    yyk71200 , March 12, 2011 6:21 AM
    Installing SP1 went flawlessly. I wonder why it happened to some folks.
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    JD13 , March 12, 2011 6:48 AM
    Win7 SP1 here without any issues...
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    Mottamort , March 12, 2011 7:56 AM
    Quote:
    The issues, which apparently result in Windows PCs that refuse to boot and display the error message 0xC0000034.


    Am I the only one that finds the first sentence to be terrible in terms of syntax? This article screams for a proofread, just look at the title!

    Come on Tom's, you're better than this.
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    saaiello , March 12, 2011 8:27 AM
    The problem is they hire people that don't speak a word of English, because its cheaper this way and the result is bad grammar, horrible spelling and articles that are way later then most other tech sites. Toms is going down the tubes.

    As for Windows 7 bug I have 3 desktops and one laptop running it with no issues. I do have a tiny issue with my DVD Drive failing to burn DVDs, but I think that might be the drive itself although it did work fine before the update... Most likely unrelated though.
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    techcurious , March 12, 2011 8:45 AM
    joytech22Updated 2 out of 5 windows 7 machines in the house (the rest run xp or ubuntu).


    So, 3 out of your 5 "Windows 7 machines" are actually running Windows XP or Ubuntu? So, then they are NOT "Windows 7 machines" right? Or was your statemnet correct and you are just trying to show off that you have more than 5 computers at home?? :þ

    mottamortCome on Tom's, you're better than this.

    Haven't you figured it out yet after all the "typos" in most of the articles on tomshardware lately? Proof reading and hiring editors is not a priority for toms anymore (perhaps the recession is to blame). I discovered tomshardware about 8 years ago and I can tell you it wasn't always like this.
    In conclusion, Tom's used to be better than this.. times are changing..
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    shanky887614 , March 12, 2011 9:53 AM
    this is why i always clone my main hdd and only do ofline updates

    seriously, people need to be taught to minimise risks and there are laods of programs out there that can help,
    norton ghost and i cant remember the free oes

    1tb hdd's cost less than £50 now so there is no excuse, it is so simple to install ghost then burn the bootable cd then use that and click on backup pc

    then if pc breaks do the same but click on restore instead, some people just bring it on themselfs, its the same thing that would happen if they had a powercut during an update
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    ranyunsu , March 12, 2011 9:55 AM
    andrewpmathiasGood! I hope it did. Ass. Quit pirating software because your too cheap to buy a legit version.


    Oh yeah i bought my windows 7 pro (retail) directly from microsoft and they now blocked my key because they said i installed it to many times. as far as im concerned i can install it as many times as i damm well please as long as it is not on more than one computer at a time but not according to microsoft so hell with them i am using the crack on all my computers now microsoft can kiss my ass i have never stole a thing from them but thats how they treat me. oh i for got they offered to sell my another license for a very fair and reasonable $150 bones. they can kiss my ass! so please do not jump to conclusions why people are bypassing the W-A-T!
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    shanky887614 , March 12, 2011 9:59 AM
    you mean becasue you activated your win7 pro (same as me) that they blacklisted your key and are trying to get you to buy another?

    this is one of those cases where the cracks help legit users

    dosnt it say in there terms and condition that you buy a license for "1 computer" it dosnt say for example 3 installs of it

    if this is the case mate, take them to court
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    ranyunsu , March 12, 2011 10:11 AM
    shanky887614you mean becasue you activated your win7 pro (same as me) that they blacklisted your key and are trying to get you to buy another?this is one of those cases where the cracks help legit usersdosnt it say in there terms and condition that you buy a license for "1 computer" it dosnt say for example 3 installs of itif this is the case mate, take them to court

    if i had the money to get a lawyer i would sue the hell out of them for the sake of us honest guys! i was on the phone with microsoft and according to them the activation server decides who gets their keys blocked there is not a set number of times you can activate it is just up to the damm activation computer when it wants to pull the plug on my computer! so hell with them like i told the microsoft rep i am going to bypass the activation and keep using the software i paid for i told her she could tell the FBI the police and even her momma i dont care!
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