W7 Service Pack Update Failed - How Concerned Should I Be?

P4i6g / P4i65g
February 2, 2012 at 12:44:38
Specs: Windows 7 Pro, AMD QL-65/3 Gb
What happens when a Windows 7 Service Pack update fails?

On a new-to-me used Acer 5430, Windows annouced that it wanted to install IE9 and a Service Pack.

When it got to Stage 4 of 4, Assembling Service Pack, it popped up a message that said the update had failed. It then froze until I powered it down and restarted.

It started Windows but produced a message said that the update had failed.

Should I be concerned? Will it try to install the Service Pack again the next time it checks for updates?

Thanks!

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#1
February 2, 2012 at 13:07:57
You need to be a bit concerned.

I doubt it will fix it's self.

I guess you can do a shutdown (not a reboot) and then try to do the update manually and see what happens.

If it fails might try a restore point and then see if you can update. Worse comes to worse a clean install then update. Some malware is designed to stop updates that can detect it. Some fail for other reasons that have nothing to do with security but end up being an issue.

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#2
February 2, 2012 at 13:55:10
Before undertaking major updates you need a clean Operating Ssytem..

Software such as Malwarebytes and CCleaner have been recommended many times here, as being good for cleansing.

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#3
February 2, 2012 at 16:01:12
While I was using the laptop tonight it popped up a message about the earlier Service Pack installation failure. It offered the option to install it so I tried it and it worked.

I guess I'm good for now.

Thanks for the help.

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