Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate 32 bit RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently did an upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate. ALL of my updates were installed except  the WINDOWS VISTA SERVICE PACK 1. And it is giving me an errr code of 8024200D. What the *** is wrong.? It was a clean upgrade from Home Premium so there should not be any problems, right? Or am I just pissin' in the wind here. PLEASE HELP!!!

    Friday, September 5, 2008 1:40 PM


  • Hi


    The error message 8024200D indicates that an important windows update that is required before installing SP1, has not been installed.


    Read the following article and make sure that you have all of the required updates before you try to install SP1.

    Information about Windows Vista Service Pack 1:

    A software update is available for versions of Windows Vista that include the Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption feature:


    This error can also be caused by a newer hardware driver or firmware update that has not been installed. Check with the PC manufacturer or the hardware manufacturer for updates for all of the installed hardware devices. SP1 is very sensitive about hardware devices using outdated components.


    Check Windows Update several times to make sure that no other updates are available before installing SP1. Also, check any updates that you may have hidden in the past.


    You might want to also check the following article.

    Windows Vista Help: Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1):


    Let us know the result.

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Friday, September 5, 2008 5:47 PM