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    Vista SP2 was released Thursday.

    I'm in the Service Pack Did Not Install; Reverting Changes Loop of Hell.

    When I go to Technet and search for topic posts I find them and when I click on them I get this.

    Sorry, We were unable to service your request. Please try again later.

    Non-topic posts go through.

    xor

    You mite want to wait.
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

  • #2
    Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

    Or get the RC of Windows 111.

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    • #3
      Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

      What's this 'vista' of which you speak?
      A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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      • #4
        Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

        Apparently the Technet site is getting pounded hence the unavailability. This also affects Server 2008 and can trash password files; not good.

        xor
        Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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        • #5
          Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

          One Patch

          One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
          In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie.
          One Patch to rule them all, One Patch to find them,
          One Patch to bring them all and on the Windows Desktop bind them
          In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie.

          Modified by xor
          Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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          • #6
            Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

            Does no one remember that you should never be an early adopter of even number service packs from MS?
            A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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            • #7
              Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

              Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
              Does no one remember that you should never be an early adopter of even number service packs from MS?
              Actually it's already auto-updating on all systems where auto-update is enabled. Hence my comments why Monday mite be interesting for sysadmins that have deployed Vista.

              As for me these aren't production systems, but they are my everyday laptops. Yes I'm a Microsoft sucker, and no doubt deserve my troubles. I has hoping to get some of the performance promised with SP2.

              There may be a link to GRUB & dual booting as to why the SP is failing. There was an issue with GRUB and the RC of SP2. Regardless of the issue it is always a learning experience. Anyway with MS SP's these days you will still have to go to SP2 from SP1. There is no way to go from SP1 to SP3, just like Initial Release to SP2.

              It could be MS screwing with Linux users to. Dual booting is the initial progression for most who are Linux curious.

              xor
              Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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              • #8
                Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

                Good thing I never went to Vista at work. I don't have to worry about such troubles.
                A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                • #9
                  Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

                  GRUB seems to be the culprit. I have 2 laptops that dual boot and use PGP-WDE on the Windows side with the PGP Bootguard loader. Had to decrypt, and do a Windows FIXMBR to get the patch installed. Unfortunately I accidentally blew away the PGP Bootguard on one and have to use a PGP recovery disk to decrypt the hard drive. What a cluster #$%^. So far I'm unimpressed with SP2.

                  xor

                  Actually let me rephrase that for our Linux users; SP2 is the culprit and won't install while GRUB is on the disk. :-)
                  Last edited by xor; June 7, 2009, 13:53.
                  Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

                    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
                    Good thing I never went to Vista at work. I don't have to worry about such troubles.
                    Same here. We have a couple machines running it for our support folks, but the standard is WinXpSp3 or Mac10.5.6.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

                      Originally posted by xor View Post
                      GRUB seems to be the culprit. I have 2 laptops that dual boot and use PGP-WDE on the Windows side with the PGP Bootguard loader. Had to decrypt, and do a Windows FIXMBR to get the patch installed. Unfortunately I accidentally blew away the PGP Bootguard on one and have to use a PGP recovery disk to decrypt the hard drive. What a cluster #$%^. So far I'm unimpressed with SP2.

                      xor

                      Actually let me rephrase that for our Linux users; SP2 is the culprit and won't install while GRUB is on the disk. :-)
                      /Conspiracy Theory:

                      This is just an attempt to annoy Linux users, it was purely intentional.
                      A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

                        Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
                        /Conspiracy Theory:

                        This is just an attempt to annoy Linux users, it was purely intentional.
                        Nah, not just linux users. Had it dick up big time on an old hunker that has no business running Vista in the first place. A 2 hour shitstorm of BSoD's and boot loops later, the damn thing finalized. I blame Visio, I have nothing to base that on, as a matter of fact the crash dumps clearly state the opposite. I just like blaming Visio...
                        "You have cubed asscheeks?"... "Do you not?"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

                          The beta of Windows 7 says it is fully functional but after it expires it will crash every 4 hours. I want to say "Really? You can keep the OS happy for 4 whole hours?"

                          Thanks for the heads up on the update. I'll proceed with caution.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Vista Users Expect An Interesting Monday

                            Originally posted by xor View Post
                            One Patch

                            One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
                            In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie.
                            One Patch to rule them all, One Patch to find them,
                            One Patch to bring them all and on the Windows Desktop bind them
                            In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie.

                            Modified by xor
                            I was having a pretty crappy morning until I read this, now I have a smile from ear to ear.

                            Thank you xor.

                            As for the Vista stuff, I have just had 6 months of trying to get Vista Ultimate 64 bit running like it should but it never came up to expectations.

                            I don't think I have had as many system hang ups and random reeboots since win 98.

                            If you sold a car that was as bad as this you'd go to jail.
                            I'm here to try and learn so please don't shout at me too much

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