Hope someone can offer some advice besides clean install.
Everything is prepared for this last step if need be but, would like to explore any alternatives first.
When I try
to install SP2 I get this message "Service pack installation cannot
continue - One or more system components that the service pack requires are
is a Dell Studio 1737 laptop came with Vista Premium 64bit OS. Recieved it 3 months ago.
Last week I
got a blue screen while making a rescue disk (I know, it's ironic), computer was slow so I tried to
do system restore. It would not work(I actually installed SP2 at this time, no
problems). Searched for solution, only thing I could find was to re-install OS,
repair (upgrade) mode.
info on VLite (didn't know it wasn't accepted by MS). Did the repair install
with VLite, added updates and drivers, only took out some of the large language
files. Loaded and ran fine, ran all of windows updates. When I tried to install
SP2 I got the "Service pack installation cannot continue - One or more
system components that the service pack requires are missing". Searched
for solutions, found the MS 'this may be due to VLite installation' only
resolution is to re-install with OEM disk.
what I did, re-installed (Repair - Upgrade), again. Loaded and ran fine, ran
all of windows updates. When I tried to install SP2 I got the "Service
pack installation cannot continue - One or more system components that the
service pack requires are missing" - AGAIN.
ant-virus, Norton 360
the standalone KB948465-X64
KB955430, and all updates were installed
windows update components'
forum and website for help, can't find anything on the 'missing components'
readiness tool' KB947821
System Update Readiness.
Package Manifests and catalogs.
No errors detected
Can anyone give a suggestion or somewhere to look for this problem. I have searched the MS site but, haven't found any details on this error message.
this issue the computer is running great.
Inspiron 530s, Intel Core2 E7200, 6 GB DDR2 800MHz, 500GB SATA II 7200RPM, 22" Widescreen LCD w/2 MP Webcam,Radeon HD4650, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, eSATA port
Just got a reply from MS.
"Go to regedit and delete: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\vLite " then "Install SP2"
Success, SP2 installed.
MS does not like VLite. If you have it on your computer you will need to 'uninstall VLite' then go to regedit and delete the above key, delete the entire folder.
If SP2 see's this in your registry then it will not install.
"Service pack installation cannot continue - One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing"
Translation: "We do not like what we see on your computer"
If anybody has used Vlite to slipstream a Vista installation and can't get SP2 to install, uninstall VLite and use regedit to remove the VLite Hkey solution and let us know if you can then install SP2. It might not be neccessary to re-repair (upgrade mode) from the OEM disk.
Good luck with your SP2 install,
I can't find V/Lite. I've tried installing Vista SP2 for the past month and have followed advice from a number of forums. When I go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE tIhen I am given options including SOFTWARE. When I click on SOFTWARE a long list of various software companies installed is given. Where would VLite be? I've looked but can't find it. Perhaps it is gone already?
You posted in a thread that's more than a year old!
Do you even know that v/lite has anything to do with your problem? Have you tried Microsoft's FREE support for security updates? I've used their support twice for update problems and it was excellent. You can either do live phone call or email.
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Glad it helped you, I spent a couple weeks searching and finally went directly to MS to get that solution, it wasn't easy to get it from them either.