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Problem Vista service pack question

Discussion in 'Software' started by supernova, May 2, 2010.

  1. supernova

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    How can i tell what services packs are installed on a non-bootable Vista system?

    is there away to tell from the driver store?

    or a reg key?

    It was relatively easy with XP and the old CAB system
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Never come across this so it's just a guess so here goes if you can't boot then a repair install will have be performed then I suppose you can get it once the repair has been done.
     
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  3. ThomasMc

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    I know you could get it from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion, you could fire up a Linux LiveCD and read the reg
     
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    Have a check on something like Kernel32.dll to see if they have versions with either 6000 or 6001 in the details tab, if they do then they are either RTM or SP1, if it has 6002 then it's SP2.
     
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  5. supernova

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    I needed to know the version to do the repair. I wonted to use SFC from a source that was slipstreamed to the same version.
     
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  6. supernova

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    I'll try that you can use regedit from the vista installation cd in repair mode don't need linux

    XP was easy as it put SP2.cab and SP3.cab in the driver cache directory.


    I actually gave up as the Transactional NTFS structure was also corrupt and i have yet to find a solution to repair it if the likes of chkdsk fails.
     
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  7. ThomasMc

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    Good stuff, If all else fails just flatten it and start again :D
     
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  8. supernova

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    if i have time though i like to tinker :biggrin
     
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  9. karan1337

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    Just a suggestion:-

    Boot up from vista recovery DVD>>repair your computer>>Start Command prompt from there. I didnt try this but if u could execute cmd.exe (located in rootdrive\Windows\System32) from the already opened command prompt shell and type cmd in it, probably it would show up something like this :-

    "Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."

    6002 indicating Service Pack 2
     
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  10. supernova

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    Does this work? i presumed, not having much to do with vista or 7 at the moment, that the Command prompt from the repair menu was limited like XP's recovery console? Anyway, I'll try this on a VM at the weekend would be useful to know.. thanks
     
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