The Windows6.0-KB947821file will ensure that the computer is ready to be updated. I have discussed some of them before, but I thought it might be a good idea to create a list of all known Vista SP1 issues to keep track of them.
Then checked one last time and 1 important update remaining - Vista SP1.I also use a Dell Inspiron 640m/E1405 laptop with pre-installed Vista Basic 32bit edition, updated it to SP1 by using the huge 32bit full all-language standalone Vista SP1 package and had no SP1 installation problems.either the full Vista SP1 standalone packages or the Vista SP1 CDs/DVDs seem to provide the most success when installing SP1.Is there a different comparable update for 64 bit OS or is there a different problem?Having the same problem and pursuing similar solutions with out success, I tried downloading the recommended update for my Vista Home Premium SP2 64 bit OS.I will update this post whenever I encounter new ones.This issue was the reason why Microsoft postponed the general release of SP1 to mid-march.I am now on my second re-install attempt and am letting Microsoft Automatic Update handle the chore...except I check my shutdown button frequently to see if an update is waiting to install on shutdown. I have upgraded the processor to a T7200, the ram to 4 gb (even though the mb specs say it can only take 2gb, it seems to work), and the hard drive to a faster, larger one with a bigger cache. I had the error code problem on the first re-install attempt and tried the MS Fix It utility using the tool to fix Update.I also ran the 'Get Vista ready for sp1' tool on the Microsoft site and then the manual install of sp1. I think clicking the shutdown button may have interrupted the SP1 download & installation process thru automatic update, Freebooter369. auth=1 "Resetting the entire Windows Update Component manually" I did this using the command prompt as outlined in the article.I used file "Windows6.0-KB947821-v35-x86.msu" and the resulting "Check SUR.log" file said there were no remaining unfixed errors. Reran the Fix It tool and it still detects error code 0X80070057 None of these bright ideas worked. However, when I attempted to install it stated update not for my system.