3 Updates won't install

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by Mokitag, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Mokitag


    Oct 14, 2012
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    Quebec, Canada
    Hello everyone. I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm looking forward to browsing the forum and learning new things.

    I have windows Vista Ultimate and Windows 7. I bought Windows 7 last year and installed it. I did a clean install since I purchased a retail version and not the upgrade. I would not have been able to upgrade anyway since my Vista was French and I had added an English language pack so it wasn't upgradeable to an English version (which I now have).

    But......and you know there is always a but hey? I was having problems for awhile from installing and uninstalling junk and the computer was starting to get sluggish so I decided to do a major cleanup by reinstalling 7 Ultimate. The darn thing kept hanging at the end of the install. I tried formatting to no avail. I tried it 3 different times. So when I got really discouraged and didn't know what to do next, I figured I'll try installing Vista Ultimate again and adding the English Language pack. Which I did but there are 3 updates that just won't install and I've turned the Microsoft site upside down looking for solutions. I've been working on that for the past 3 days and I haven't gotten any further than the first day.

    I wish I could reinstall 7 since I paid $349.00 for it and would like to use it. It's more expensive here in Canada than in the US. I am on a 32 bit computer. I have 4 GB ram but with the 32 bit version of Windows, it only reads 3,2 GB of ram I think and with Vista, it only reads 3 GB ram. My hard drive is 500 GB and I have an external hard drive of 3 TB. I just don't know what else to do. I just don't know why I can't install my Windows 7. I did it before twice since I've had it. When my computer gets too bogged down, I do major house cleaning by saving stuff I want to keep and doing a clean install and erasing everything on C drive and restarting and then it works like a charm. I have my PSP files saved and my workspace as well so I just go back and get those. It's time consuming but I do that every 8=12 months or so and it's good for the computer and gets rid of all the junk that gets installed even when I say I don't want it. I installed the Microsoft Windows Readiness Tool but I'm not sure what I was supposed to do with it.

    *****************Here are the 3 updates***********************

    Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2378111)
    Security Update for Windows Vista (KB967723)
    Update for Windows Vista (KB972145)

    Error Code: 8024200D

    I hope someone can help me to get my Vista going properly. Here are my specifications.

    OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
    Language: French language with English language pack.
    Service Pack: Service 2 installed
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
    Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.39 GHz
    Computer: 32 bit
    RAM: 4 GB Dual Core (but Vista only reads 3)
    Hard Drive: 500 GB
    External Drive: WD = MyBook 3TB

    A smile to you from Mokitag
    Mokitag, Oct 14, 2012
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