Vista Service Pack 2 Commercial Airing

  • Comments: 4
  • Written on: June 17th, 2009

A few weeks ago I posted about a special offer we put together to help get Vista’s Service Pack 2 safely installed on computers before it is force-fed to our customers via automatic update on June 30th.  The response was pretty good, and we were turning around most of the installs (even the problem children) in less than a day.

We cut a new commercial that is running on local Lincoln television to promote the offer as well.  Take a look:

Jon had to pioneer a couple new fixes with Microsoft that we came across, but we were able to get everyone up and running with the new Service Pack.  Some of the problems we had to overcome included:

  • If you are running Vista Ultimate and have all language packs installed, Vista Service Pack 2 will not install (you have to remove them to install SP2)
  • The Czechoslovakian language pack doesn’t uninstall –  You have to do an in-place upgrade (the equivalent to a repair installation in XP)
  • The dreaded 0x8000ffff “End of File” error – This stumped MS for 2 whole days
  • Death after installation reboot – Usually a symptom of a bad hard drive
  • Service Pack 1 was not installed – This is easy to fix
  1. My Fashion Photography said on June 17th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    maybe its not ready on the microsoft site yet? That where it should be, or is Win 7 (Vista 2) waiting in the wings?

  2. Web Design Software said on June 19th, 2009 at 6:57 am

    This morning, I was Windows Vista Service Pack 2 showing up in windows update, For the people who installed it, Are there any draw backs, is vista as fast as XP now?

  3. Keyword Service said on July 9th, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Hey Thor, that was a great commercial you did, I really liked the way you carried yourself in the commercial, you spoke really well and come off sounding very professional! You know… some people might take the “installing a service pack” as a simple task… but a neighbor of mine who is a computer n00b, had a a problem after installing a service pack, and I had to fix it for him, it took me a few hours, since I had to back up everything, so definitely people should get it installed by someone who knows what they are doing, if they are a computer n00b like my neighbor.

    -Kevin

  4. stairs renovation said on February 10th, 2012 at 4:46 am

    I really liked the medium you carried yourself in the commercial, you spoke really well and come off sounding very professional! You know… some people effectiveness income the “installing a service pack” as a simple task… but a neighbor of diggings who is a computer n00b, had a a problem after fixing a service pack, and I had to fix it for him, it took me a few hours, since I had to back up everything, so definitely clan should get it installed by someone who knows what they are doing, if they are a computer n00b like my neighbor.

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