6 hours installing Vista SP1

  emily66 23:43 26 Sep 2011

I decided to give SP1 one more go that was over 6 hours ago. The screen is black with at the top


It's been like this for 5 and half hours do I leave it or can I restart or turn it off ?


  mobing 03:42 03 Oct 2011

it must has something wrong ! i think you should turn it off !~ and try to download from another site to install again if you think it is really needed at present !

  johnathann 14:07 03 Oct 2011

i too suggest the same. There is some problem in the Software you are trying to install.

  chub_tor 13:15 05 Oct 2011

This link will take you to the Microsoft FAQ for installing Vista SP1. Make sure that you are following their advice on what to do before installing this update.

  emily66 10:25 12 Oct 2011

Hi after waiting over 24 hours I turned the computer off. Now it can't load windows at all. Unfortunately the computer was pre-loaded with windows and I'm unable to re-install so it looks like I'll have to get a new computer now.

  chub_tor 14:47 12 Oct 2011

There are a number of things that you can do to repair Vista rather than ditch it and by a new one but they depend on the machine that you have and whether or not it came with a Vista installation disk. Can you tell us more about your PC?

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