Vista SP1 install fails with code 80070079 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to update Windows Vista Business with SP1, but it keeps failing with the error code 80070079. It seems to fail consistently after the download reaches about 50MB (or 14%). I have over 60GB of hard drive space available, so I know it's not running out of room, but wasn't sure where to go from here. Any suggestions would certainly be appreciated...

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 2:57 PM


  • Hi,


    The issue sounds like a download problem. I suggest you install the Windows Vista SP1 directly. Thank you for understanding.


    Download and install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Standalone Installer


    1. Download Windows Vista SP1 from the link:


    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista 32-bit (Size: 434.5MB)



    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista 64-bit (Size: 726.5MB)



    2. Please save it on the Desktop and install it directly.


    Hope it helps.



    Friday, November 14, 2008 9:30 AM