End of Support for Windows Vista SP1

End of Support for Windows Vista SP1

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I wanted to remind folks that as of today July 12th, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is no longer supported. We recommend folks look at upgrading to Windows 7 which is the fastest selling operating system in history selling over 400 million licenses to-date. Windows Vista users can also use Windows Update to update their PC to the latest service pack available which is Service Pack 2 (SP2). Visit this end of support page on Windows.com to learn more about how to ensure your PC is on the latest service pack.

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  • Hi BigBen, this post is regarding your query for "update Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems (KB976932) : Receiving error 0x80070490". Please find the steps you need to try to fix the issue. I have encountered the similar issue and  am able to fix by following the below steps.

    Generally this would be caused if any system file is corrupt or the services are not set correctly. Follow the steps in sequence to fix the issue:

    Run system readiness tool from the link:  support.microsoft.com/.../947821

    Note: You need to choose the download link for the 64 bit. This will take almost 30 minutes or more depending on your system speed or files.

    Next disable security software or it's better to completely uninstall till the service pack installation is completed.

    Here comes the main phase. Try to perform a clean boot. Choose  "selective start up", hide Microsoft services and disable all the third party services temporarily. For detailed steps you can access this article: support.microsoft.com/.../929135

    You may now try to reset certain services. Microsoft has developed a "Fixit" that will do it automatically with a simple click . Reset Windows Update components:  support.microsoft.com/.../971058 . This is a true magic from Microsoft. Once you are done with resetting, then you may need to "check for the updates". And begin installing the Service pack 1.

    If in case, you still face the same error (which you shouldn't get now) try to check if any system file is corrupted. For this also Windows has a command. Try to run the "system file checker", command is sfc /scannow

    That scan will notify if you have any files corrupted or everything is fine. Basing on the outcome, as a last option you have to try with the "In Place upgrade" (I got to know about this step from one of the Microsoft answers forum). Also an article is posted by Microsoft for Inplace upgrade:


    Ben, if you are still looking for a solution, then do try the above steps and let me know the status.

    Happy reading ..... :)

  • BigBen
    1 Posts

    I can't download an update Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems (KB976932)

    Receiving error 0x80070490

    Any suggestions?

  • @Tommyinoz Linux uses less resources than XP? Lolno. It doesn't. I have installed XP SP3 on a 256mb of ram Pentium 3 system that not even puppy Linux could run on in a stable fluid fashion.

  • 7flavor
    352 Posts

    Tomminoz, ignore adacosta. He's an MS fanboy and probably an MVP and always writes in favor of Microsoft. Maybe he's looking to get into Microsoft. The IE team has not stated anywhere IE10 has specific Windows 7 dependencies but fanboys continue to belittle anyone stuck on an older OS and assume things about them. Tying a web browser to an OS is exactly the thing MS shouldn't be doing but unfortunately they never listen to ANY kind of feedback. They do very successfully create the illusion of listening to feedback.

  • Tommyinoz
    46 Posts

    G'day @adacosta,  I don't think this website is solely designed for people to heap praise on Microsoft.  Therefore I think it's ok to criticise MS if you want to.  I think it's healthy for MS, they need the feed back.  I use and support Windows at work, so I feel entitled to say something about it.

  • adacosta
    91 Posts

    The reason why I asked if there will be an SP3 is because of the business editions (Enterprise and Business). Support for those won't end until 2017. If someone were to install a copy of Vista SP2 in 2016, they would spend until 2017 updating that computer through Windows Update.

    @Tommyinoz You are on a Windows blog promoting Linux. Hmm, lets see, would hypocrite be the best choice of word to describe you?

    @7flavor If are not interested in running the latest version of Windows, you are probably not interested in running the latest version of IE either. Considering that IE 10 has certain specific dependencies built into Windows 7 and 8 and the fact that support for all the consumer editions will be ending by the time IE 10 goes RTW, it wouldn't make business sense to support Vista.

  • 7flavor
    352 Posts

    Brandon LeBlanc, can you clarify if hotfixes will continue to install on Windows Vista Ultimate after its support ends in April 2012? I absolutely need to know that.

  • 7flavor
    352 Posts

    Three things that are extremely disturbing and need fixing by Microsoft or else its reputation gets damaged for customers who went "all in" on Windows Vista.

    1.  Support Windows Ultimate just like Windows Vista Enterprise and Business editions. Till 2017. Drop support for Vista Home Premium and lower in April 2012 but support Ultimate as long as Business.

    2.  Please develop IE10 for Windows Vista if there is no technical reason not to support this platform. Microsoft was all about backward compatibility in the past and IE was always offered for lower editions of Windows. IE10 should not be Windows 7 and above-only.

    3.  Please develop a final Service Pack 3 for Windows Vista.

    This will ensure Windows Vista customers are not treated unjustly.

  • Tommyinoz
    46 Posts

    I stopped supporting Vista too.  :)   But I would like to thank Vista for converting me to Linux.  I'm now enjoying an OS that is faster than XP, uses less resources than XP, less maintenance than any version of Windows I have ever used, better stability, multi-desktop UI layout, no anti-virus software to worry about, don't have to reboot just because I installed a security update for my web browser (tested this on Win7 and still had to reboot).  It was also much easier to install than Win7, I could test the OS just by booting it off the CD.  I still have dual boot option for Win XP, but I find that I'm only using it maybe 10% of the time.

  • sodaxp
    7 Posts

    @Kenny Rawlins, Nope, Windows Vista SP2 will die in 2017 :D I really like this operating system, I haven't have the problems of other frustated people ;) Windows XP needs to die now

    You can see more details of Windows lifecycle in the link of Brandon, or in this link: windows.microsoft.com/.../lifecycle

    Best regards from Peru! :D

  • KR
    503 Posts

    this is really interesting,Vista SP1 goes down before XP :),well if it was only left to me i dont see why any body will still be running Vista,i liked it for the UI but used it for 5 days 4 years back and decided to install XP on that computer,which was actually built for Vista. When Windows 7 i felt like the gates of heaven opened,though i was reluctant for the first 6 months to give it a shot,due to my Vista nightmares

    Vista is the worst OS ever created it wouldn´t suprise me even the SP2 stop being supported before XP

  • and its about time they stop supporting SP1 for vista. when will they stop supporting vista SP2. i hope they do not create another service pack for vista. i just hope they throw the damn OS in the garbage...lmfao. but on the other hand

    i will not do not really care if they create another service pack for vista for those who like the damned operating system as long as they at least fix the wrongs that they have created with it. Windows 7 has only fix 80% of vista wrongs. if SP3 comes out it has to finish the job since people are still using the damned operating system, expecially since XP is still a lot better than Vista. Down with Vista!

  • @eastern european hacker - you misunderstood. Support for Windows Vista *SP1* ended - Windows Vista SP2 is still supported.

  • Am I reading this right?  Vista support starts ending before XP?  Way to go, Allchin.

  • adacosta
    91 Posts

    Is Microsoft planning an SP3 for Vista?