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Neither worked. 0 LVL 69 Overall: Level 69 Windows 7 21 Windows OS 15 MS Legacy OS 13 Message Active today Accepted Solution by:Merete2012-09-24 Did you recently install /upgrade this No help but many other disappointed Vista users on many forums! if you dont just do step 1)now apply and exit.. Posted by: Eric M. http://digitalfishbowl.net/vista-service/vista-service-pack-2-error-8000ffff.html

Turn off system restore. Dizz-E January 4, 2009 5:40 AM You don't have 3.3 GB RAM. Is it usable for a techno-dunce like me? Marc Liron MVP July 28, 2008 5:20 AM ...I also have an article posted here on this error: http://www.instantvista.com/8000ffff.html Regards Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP Chris August 19, 2008 9:40 PM http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-update/error-code-8000ffff-cant-install-service-pack-1/e309adb8-a3b8-4f3a-93c1-de2f01443f31

I'd buy a Mac if I could justify the cost. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! Click "Start", type REGEDIT in the Start Search bar and press Enter. 2. The hardware configuration?

The fix for me was to delete the registry key, HKLM\Components /v AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving, referenced above. Missing registry keys missing stuff indicates a deeper problem with windows itself. As of this writing there's no resolution to error 8000FFFF on a Windows Update. jarty February 25, 2009 1:45 PM Itried various approaches on a clients Acer Laptop (3 gb of ram), none had worked.

So, I guess I am wondering if anyone has a method for getting SP1 to install when they receive this error? Maybe one of Dell's buggy 'utilities' is loading storport.sys or something and preventing it from being updated. Naturally one of the first things it does is connect to Windows Update and install a bunch of updates released since the Vista DVD was created. http://ask-leo.com/what_is_error_8000ffff_when_i_try_to_install_a_windows_vista_update.html March 12, 2009 7:45 AM I have a Dell laptop with the same 8000FFF problem and not knowing how to fix computers what can I do now?

Log in Forgotten Your Password? so someone might wanna consider the possibility that the problem might be with Dell's hardware configurations itself and not with Vista. That's not actually a symptom of this issue, it's a fundamental limitation of 32-bit operating systems. Hopefully you may not get either error after that.___________________________________________☺ When everything else fails, read the instructions.

Reply With Quote 12-29-2014,11:29 PM #7 Go The Power View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage View Articles AdministratorWindows Update ExpertContributor Join Date Mar 2012 Location Adelaide, South http://www.vistax64.com/windows-updates/250085-kb929777-update-error-8000ffff.html I'd recommend installing SP1 as well. Eric M. If not, let's proceed to Suggestion 2.

Look at all the security patches for Vista, the so-called "impenetrable" OS, and it's been out a whole 3 months! his comment is here It was a mess, I had to a call Dell tech, because I'm a total Noob, and they can only help me putting back Vista. uninstalled the update. I didn't get the error on the machine (Dell XP420 desktop) as received but it cropped up after a rebuild.

please help me out. I downloaded the install file from Microsoft's website (Windows6.0-KB929777-v2-x86.msu) and tried to install it manually. What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? this contact form Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More...

Dan Ullman April 24, 2007 9:06 AM Had the same problem. They don't exist. ctapley, Jun 30, 2011 #5 theefool Geekified I'll also assume you did the MS fixit?

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Thanks again, that lousy error message was driving me nuts. Rachael May 28, 2009 10:07 AM okay so i have read just about everything that comes to this error 8000ffff. this process is for Vista users only, i have vista ultimate and this process worked for me fine.im not sure if the same process can work for xp, but you can FYI - I have a 1 year old HP Compaq laptop running Vista Home Premium with 2 gig of RAM.

I''m just adding tutorial link thats all. my cbs log .zip file is attatched Attached Files CBS.zip (3.51 MB, 0 views) Reply With Quote (Don't want to see Ads? McCann December 19, 2008 10:40 AM worst os ever!!!!!!!! navigate here by Leo A.

After completing the above steps, please restart the computer and try to run Windows Update again. THANK YOU!!! You have a COA sticker that matches this disc version. In the File Name box, type COMPONENTS. 8.