Originally Posted by RalphTheCow
No service packs listed at all - I am still wondering if I ever had them, and maybe they got wiped out when I renamed catroot2. At one point Windows Update served up SP1, but I got cold feet and cancelled the update because I have no backup. I just have USB 1.0, and no external hard drive, so I wonder if I should get a USB 2 or 3 PCI card and an external drive and get it backed up, then I can be more adventurous. Or should I just trust an online backup? Or choice 3, leave well enough alone.
Curious, what hardware are you running Vista on? USB 2 became standard during the Pentium 4 / Athlon XP days. Everything since then has at least USB 2. I'm trying to recall if there were any motherboards with DDR ram that had usb1, are you running a system with PC133 ram?
Standard procedure for me is stopping the Windows Update service and deleting all files in the data and download folders under softwaredistribution, then re-start Windows Update. It'll recreate the deleted files. Often fixes up problems with updates.
But, download the full SP1 install from Microsoft (instead of using Windows Update) and run it:
Then download and run SP2.