General guidance before installing Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

Now that we’ve had the service pack available for a couple of weeks, I wanted to post a quick note for those of you who have not yet rolled out the service pack to your environment for things you can do before installing Service Pack 1 that might alleviate some headaches during your installation/deployment. Remove…

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Error 0xC000022 when installing Service Pack 1 for Win7/2008R2

You may receive the following error when installing Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2: 0xC0000022 (STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED) This can be due to McAfee Host Intrusion Protection being installed on the system.  To workaround this problem, disable the following option in McAfee:  Startup IPS Protection Enabled More information is available on this thread:…

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You receive 0x800f0904 - CBS_E_MORE_THAN_ONE_ACTIVE_EDITION when installing SP1 for Win7/R2

During the installation of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7/2008 R2 you might encounter the following error:  0x800f0904 – CBS_E_MORE_THAN_ONE_ACTIVE_EDITION  This can be due to the release candidate failing to uninstall properly.  The \Windows\Logs\CBS.log will show the following:    2011-02-23 17:25:59, Info                  CBS    Appl: detectParent: package: Package_for_KB976932~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.17105, parent found: Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7600.16385, state: Superseded  2011-02-23 17:25:59, Info                  CBS   …

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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 fails to install with 0x800f0a13 or 0x800f0826

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 may fail to install properly on systems which have had the Driver Sweeper utility from Phyxion run against the Windows image.  You could possibly encounter errors 0x800f0a13 or 0x800f0826 in your \Windows\Logs\CBS.log file that is similar to the following: 2011-02-23 10:47:55, Error                 CBS    SPI: Driver directory C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\atiilhag.inf_amd64_neutral_951c1812f542740a is missing 2011-02-23…

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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 fails with error code 0x8004a029

When installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 installations, you may enounter the following error code in the \Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log:  0x8004a029 The log snippet will look similar to the following: 2011-02-21 18:56:58, Error                 CSI    000006e1 (F) Done with generic command 60 (0x0000003c); CreateProcess returned 0, CPAW returned S_OK    Process exit code 41001 (0x0000a029) resulted in success?…

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Windows 7/2008 R2 Service Pack 1 fails with 0x800f0a12

You might encounter an issue during the installation of SP1 for Win7/R2 where the installer exits with: 0x800f0a12 This is due to the automount policy for your machine being set to disable.  We block the service pack installation in these cases because we need to be able to write information to the BCD store during…

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