Windows Vista - Install Fairlure - Asked By Charlotte Powell on 03-Jan-12 10:25 AM

Many times the updates for Windows Vista is not installed and has failed. I keep getting an error when my auto update tries to install Mircosoft Window Vista Service Pack 2. The error I keep getting since I purchased the computer 2 years ago is: KB948465. It has failed many times and won't install. Please help
dipa ahuja replied to Charlotte Powell on 03-Jan-12 10:30 AM
I also faced same thing , and sometime this auto update install useless updates to our computer so i have disabled the auto updates form the control panel

So you can either disable the auto update or can set them to ask before download & install them

Change the settings from:

Control panel -> Windows Updates
Riley K replied to Charlotte Powell on 03-Jan-12 11:24 AM

I would suggest you to download a standalone pack of Service Pack 2 and install it in Safe Mode.

Refer the links below for more information on Service Pack.

How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Depending on whether you are running the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of WindowsVista, you may download the Pack from the links given below.

To determine whether you have the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of WindowsVista, click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

If you are running on a 32 bit Vista edition, you may download it from

If the Operating System is 64 bit, download the pack from

[)ia6l0 iii replied to Charlotte Powell on 03-Jan-12 12:44 PM
You have two options:

a) You can let windows diagnose the problem - Click the below support article titled "Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update" from microsoft and choose "Run". It will diagnose and let you know what should be done.

b) Have you tried the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista? More info in the below support article.
Devil Scorpio replied to Charlotte Powell on 03-Jan-12 03:16 PM

Might be there is a problem with the digital signatures of the two files. Windows Update checks for the signature and so the updates did not complete. When attempting to do a manual update (after downloading the file), the driver signature check that is enabled in a default W7 install prevented the update from completing.

Essentially the solution was based on disabling the signature check (CAUTION) for the manual install. Details are in the original reply. I would not be surprised if updated versions show up on Windows Update