HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS VISTA SP2

Windows Vista is an operating system built for the professional and entrepreneur purposes, developed and released by Microsoft as a part of Windows NT family Operating Systems. Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is the anthology of the most recent developments and improvements in the Vista operating system. Download Windows Vista Home Premium free.

How to Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2?

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INSTALL WINDOWS VISTA SP2
INSTALL WINDOWS VISTA SP2

In this article, we’ll learn that how we can install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or update Windows Vista to Windows Vista SP2. There are three ways to install Vista SP2, one by using Windows Update Prompt, 2nd is using Windows Update and last is to update manually.

The only difference among two first methods is that “if your system is set to install updates automatically, the SP2 will be installed automatically without any of your involvement but if your system is not set to install automatic updates, you will install SP2 using Windows Updates. In this article we’ll learn all three methods to install Windows Vista SP2.

Stop! What To Do Before Installing Vista SP2!

 First of all, these are some instructions and steps which are essential to read and implement before installing Windows Vista Service Pack 2.

  • Log on your computer using an administer account.
  • Make sure that all other users are logged off.
  • Close all open programs.
  • Get back up of your all files to an external file location  or source like USB, Flash drive, hard disk, CD or DVD, etc.
  • Connect your laptop computer to an AC electrical outlet and don’t unplug restart or shutdown system during installation process.
  • If you’ve UPS connected to your system, disconnect the connecting serial. If you’ve light load shedding problem, then you can continue to connect it. 
  •  Un-install/disable all the antivirus temporarily because some antivirus may become a hurdle in installation of Windows Vista SP2. (After installation, you can enable antivirus).
  • Ensure system has enough free disk space to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2.
Installation Method Free Disk Space Required
Windows Update x86-based: 684 MB x64-based: 863 MB
Downloading SP2 from Microsoft Website x86-based: 1.8 GB to 3 GB x64-based: 3.2 GB to 5 GB
Integrated Installation for Enterprise and IT Professionals x86-based: 10 GB x64-based: 13 GB

Method 01: Install Windows Vista SP2 using Windows Update Prompt:

This method is most reliable and trustworthy. It is also recommended by Microsoft as well as other IT professionals. However you can only use this method if your computer is set install updates automatically. If your system is set for automatic install updates, you’ll be prompted by Windows Update wherein you’ll be ask to install Windows Vista SP2. Simply follow the instructions and Vista SP2 will be installed within few minutes.

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista Service Pack 2

However, if you are not prompted, you can install SP2 using Windows Updates. This is same as like mentioned in above paragraph. However the only difference is this; here you’ll install using Windows updates while in above mentioned procedure it will be installed automatically only after requiring your permission in form of a prompt.

Method 02: Install Windows Vista SP2 using Windows Update:

If you are not prompted, you can install SP2 using Windows Updates. This is same as like mentioned in above paragraph. However the only difference is this; here you’ll install using Windows updates while in above mentioned procedure it will be installed automatically only after requiring your permission in form of a prompt.

How to Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2
How to Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2

To install Windows Vista SP2 using Windows Updates, following is the step by step guideline.

  1. Ensure system in connected to a fast internet connection.
  2. Click on “Start” button.
  3. Then click on “All Programs” and then on “Windows Update”.
  4. In left pane, click “Check for updates”.
  5. Now click on “View available updates”.
  6. A list is given here. You’ve to click on “Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB948465).
  7. Click on “Install”.
  8. If you are asked for Administrator password or confirmation, type passwords or confirm.
  9. Now follow the instructions as appear in screen.
  10. Remember! Your computer may restart several times during this install process. However you never do restart your computer at your own, unless requested by system itself.
  11. Installation completed. Now logon your computer and enable all the antivirus programs which you disabled before the installation.

Method 03: Install Windows Vista SP2 Manually:

If you can’t install Vista SP2 using above 2 methods, you can easily install it using this 3rd method. Simply download SP2 as a standalone installation package from Microsoft download Center Website.

Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2

To install Windows Vista SP2 manually, here is step by step guideline.

  1. If you are using 32-bit version of Windows Vista on your system, then download the update for 32-bit versions.
  2. If you are using 64-bit version of Windows Vista on your system, then download the update for 32-bit versions. (To determine whether you’ve 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Vista, click on “Start” button, then “right-click on “Computer” and then click on “Properties”.)
  3. Click on “Open or Run” button.
  4. Welcome page of Windows Vista SP2 will appear on screen. Now click on “Next” button.
  5. Follow instructions that will appear on your screen.
  6. Remember! Your computer may restart several times during this install process. However you never do restart your computer at your own, unless requested by system itself.
  7. Installation completed. Now logon your computer and enable all the antivirus programs which you disabled before the installation.

How to Uninstall Windows Vista SP2?

If you want to Uninstall Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), here is the step by step guideline to uninstall Windows Vista SP2.

  • Click on “Start” button.
  • Then click on “Control Panel”.
  • Now click on “Programs”.
  • Under Programs and Features, click on “View Installed Updates”.
  • On the Uninstall an update page, click Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB948465).
  • Click on “Uninstall” button.
  • Follow the instruction given on screen to complete the un-installation of Windows Vista SP2. .
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