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  1. #1
    Member whitenoiz's Avatar
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    Jan 2008
    El Turro, Granada, Spain

    Default Vista 32bit Auto-updates

    Hi all

    Have Vista Home Premium Version 6 installed on my PC as OS.

    Have Windows update set to automatically update 'important' and this appears to be working.

    Today I downloaded an Android emulator from bluestacks with the intention the of installing Whatsapp Messenger for PC.

    When I tried to load the Android emulator I got an onscreen message advising that Vista Service Pack 2 is a pre-requisite.

    I have searched right through the downloaded windows updates and can find no record of SP2 or even SP1 ever having been downloaded. Nor do they appear in the optional recommended updates.

    Are SP1 and SP2 optional?

    If this is the case then presumably I will have to download / install SP1 then download / install SP2.

    Am I likely to run into any problems with these updates?

    Any suggestions?

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    Member Spyware Fighter DonnaB's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    Illiana, Ill. USA


    Hi whitenoiz,

    SP1 and SP2 are recommended updates. Not optional's. I'm surprised that the SP's are not installed if you have WU set to automatic and your Vista OS is a legit, licensed copy of Windows.

    Below you'll find a link that will help to install each SP:

    How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

    Please remember to install the correct SP version for your OS:

    x86 = 32-bit
    x64 = 64-bit

    Let me know if you have any trouble.
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