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    Vista SP2 should be publicly available soon. When you try to install SP2 if you receive the following error:

    Service Pack installation cannot continue
    One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing.

    See Error message when you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2: "One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing".

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='773260' date='01-May-2009 09:34']Vista SP2 should be publicly available soon. When you try to install SP2 if you receive the following error:

    Service Pack installation cannot continue
    One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing.

    See Error message when you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2: "One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing".[/quote]
    Hmmm, now that's scary. Although the article states that the most likely cause was using "vLite" software to customize a Vista installation (dunno what that is), it appears that the remedy for this error is either an inplace install of the operating system or a clean install. That's radical, IMHO. Most likely most won't have a problem. But for those that do but they haven't used this "vLite" software, reinstalling Vista is what used to be a last resort choice.
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    [quote name='Pilgrim' post='773411' date='02-May-2009 09:03']Hmmm, now that's scary. Although the article states that the most likely cause was using "vLite" software to customize a Vista installation (dunno what that is), it appears that the remedy for this error is either an inplace install of the operating system or a clean install. That's radical, IMHO. Most likely most won't have a problem. But for those that do but they haven't used this "vLite" software, reinstalling Vista is what used to be a last resort choice. [/quote]

    "vLite" is used to customize your Windows install so you install only the components you wish. The problem becomes what exactly does not get installed. The SP-2 installer will expect certain system components that Microsoft always installs to be there. I agree that the remedy seems extreme but from the Microsoft point of view if you've customized the installation in that way you are better off getting back to something "standard". The best way to do that is an inplace upgrade/reinstall.

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