Wednesday, February 20th 2008

Vista SP1 Update Kills Computers, Microsoft Responds

Vista SP1 was recently handed out to some select testers, with mixed results. However, things took a turn for the worse when Microsoft tried to release one of the first updates to SP1. Update KB937287 will effectively freeze most computers caught trying to put it onboard. Most users who will get a problem don't see the issue until it is too late. There is a general consensus that users will see a certain "Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete" error, and then get stuck in a reboot cycle. When Microsoft caught wind of this, they began an investigation. The report will determine how widespread the problem is, how to fix KB937287 and if this error can somehow be fixed. Until then, Microsoft has pulled the update before it can brick more computers. At this point, the best way to fix this is to stick in your Windows Vista install CD, and run System Restore from the CD. If you somehow manage to fix your PC, Microsoft urges that you turn off Windows Update until they sort out this whole mess.Source: DailyTech
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26 Comments on Vista SP1 Update Kills Computers, Microsoft Responds

#2
ShadowFold
by: AddSub
:laugh:
I shall lol with you :roll:
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#4
Conti027
that sucks for thos people that had there PC brick
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#5
panchoman
Sold my stars!
once again.. downfall of ms
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#6
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Thats why I wait 2 days to install updates.
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#7
ShadowFold
Im kinda scared to install XP SP3 now..
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#8
AphexDreamer
Wait I started getting BSOD's around the time I was trying to install SP1, maybe it wasn't the RAM's fault that I RMA'ed after all and it was them... :confused:
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#9
Darren
by: panchoman
once again.. downfall of ms
The entire point of the beta test is to identify these problems. So it's not Microsoft's downfall it's their glory that they had a successful test community, so they should be praised. Good work Microsoft:toast:
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#10
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: ShadowFold
Im kinda scared to install XP SP3 now..
xp sp3 is fine, at least the version i'm on is.
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#11
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
by: ShadowFold
Im kinda scared to install XP SP3 now..
XP SP3 works fine. I've had it installed for a month without problems. No real improvement that I can see, but it's stable.
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#12
panchoman
Sold my stars!
lucky.. i could never get sp3 to install lol.
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#13
farlex85
Yea that update failed to install several times on my computer. I was confused b/c everytime I installed it, it would simply start to download again. I considered simply turning off windows update, but for some reason selecting the option to install and then turn off from the start menu finally got it on there. Haven't had any problems since *knocks on wood*
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#15
Ravenas
by: Darren
The entire point of the beta test is to identify these problems. So it's not Microsoft's downfall it's their glory that they had a successful test community, so they should be praised. Good work Microsoft:toast:
No whats funny to me is that a update that's designed to fix peoples PC actually bricked their PC. Whats even more funny, Vista was running so poorly in peoples eyes that they even were trying to torrent/hack copies of the SP1 beta.

SP1 sure preformed a service on peoples' PCs.
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#16
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Ravenas
No whats funny to me is that a update that's designed to fix peoples PC actually bricked their PC. Whats even more funny, Vista was running so poorly in peoples eyes that they even were trying to torrent/hack copies of the SP1 beta.

SP1 sure preformed a service on peoples' PCs.
where im from service means sex or forced sex for breeding lol ...
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#17
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
where im from service means sex or forced sex for breeding lol ...
I think forced sex was accurate in this case.
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#18
Ravenas
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
where im from service means sex or forced sex for breeding lol ...
Where I'm from another word for sex is f**k, so if sex = service, then service = F**k. ;)
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#19
-2kill-
by: Ravenas
Where I'm from another word for sex is f**k, so if sex = service, then service = F**k. ;)
So in conclusion, you use a microsoft service and you get f**cked.
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#20
Triprift
The only prob i had with that update was it didnt install properly went to the ms website and dled and installed manually now no probs.
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#21
Ravenas
by: -2kill-
So in conclusion, you use a microsoft service and you get f**cked.
Only occasionally, as with everything. I will admit it is more likely to happen in beta though.
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#22
snuif09
i have vista sp1 so im not going to download those updates
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#23
tigger
I'm the only one
Why knock microsoft,when were all using their os's be it xp or vista? If they DID go down,we'd all be running crappy linux and trying to game on it.
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#24
ex_reven
When any one of you develop an OS software that works on hundreds of millions of computers with different hardware and software configurations that allows you to do all of the things currently expected of an OS...Call me.

Quit cutting down tall poppies and face the fact that its not easy, even for a multinational company with more employees than you could poke a god damn multi branched nuclear stick at.
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#25
rougal
by: tigger69
Why knock microsoft,when were all using their os's be it xp or vista? If they DID go down,we'd all be running crappy linux and trying to game on it.
Good point. Lets just hope they can give us some performance increase and stability with the final update. Windows Vista still suck, but they are the only OS that's capable of doing work and playing games that MOST people are using. Ain't that right?
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