Vista SP2: Installation was not successful RRS feed

  • Question

  • After an apparent 100% install, I just got a dialog box saying:

    Installation was not successful

    An unknown error has occurred

    Error: 0xc004f013

    Any ideas?

    Wednesday, December 24, 2008 11:07 PM


All replies

  • Hi Nigel 

    Take a look at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/itprovistasp/thread/f2fbd0c3-b340-4f50-96af-cf53f7347670/ and let us know if the answer provided there solves your problem.


    • Proposed as answer by Wasil_Rahman Friday, December 26, 2008 9:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Zhao LiModerator Tuesday, December 30, 2008 10:41 AM
    Friday, December 26, 2008 9:07 AM
  • Yes, re-arming did the trick: slmgr.vbs -rearm from an Elevated CMD Prompt.

    What does it do?


    Reset the Grace Period? My PC is activated, why do I have a Grace Period?
    Friday, December 26, 2008 3:49 PM
  • ... and why does my PC now say Windows Vista Evaluation copy.
    Sunday, December 28, 2008 6:05 PM
  •  slmgr.vbs -rearm    <-------- Why would I wanna re vert back re-setting you wan't to go Forward with the Beta SP2 Vista Now why didn't Micrsoft tell us this them the DVD won't work it stops half way through all the down laods from the web sites the same the Tolerrant  files for the full version as well  sp2 just won't install  Microsoft Techsupport in India there no help  eaither . this system with the sp1 it's not even 8 Month's Old  no virus the systems Clean ..every time I try to update some thing from Microsoft it screws up I go get it from HP it Works fine.

    The Bigest problem when it comes up with the error  tells us to click on the link for support then where redirect to web sites like this why is that Microsoft doesn't wan't to face up to the Fked up Just like the PC & MAc Commercials   say it's true microsoft doesn't wan't to fix what they came so the pass the buck off to other people who don't know what there four web sites and Not one of thease web sites have came up with a Solution on how to fix the Vistas SP2 Beta Install  that I have a Hack program to renove the line where it says Evolution or any Line I choose it  ...
    any of you programmers should know the files only opens and tells us the file or text line to take out ...and some of us didn't need to go GET our MSPCS .
    to ask around how to open a file windows won't. Res.Hack it's been out for a while now works with almost any windows , os version.

    So Now  I helped some with the Evolution Part  with Res . Hack

    How Am I gonna Get this beta Vista SP2 installed ? 

    or Be Truth Full peopl are you all useing a Am Illegal version of sp2 and people are claimming it's the real beta deal and why can't microsoft admitt to it's a Valid ?..
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 5:32 AM
  •  Two things to try:

    • English 101
    • A handy key just to the right of "M".
    Friday, January 2, 2009 9:20 AM
  • Hi Nigel

    The "Evaluation Copy" on the Desktop is by design for systems with the SP2 Beta installed.

    This will disappear after the RTM version is installed.

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Sunday, January 4, 2009 7:23 PM