I have installed SP1 (X86) on my desktop and all went flawlessly. I am presently trying to install the SP1 (X64) on my laptop which is a a Sony Vaio. The Windows 7 X64 came pre-installed. I have religiously installed the updates which showed up periodically and have kept my system clean as possible from malware and viruses etc. Initially when I tried to install SP1 via the update, it progressed about 75% in and then "Failed." I then ran malwarebytes and disabled MS Security Essentials and OnlineArmor prior to re-trying. This time the installation completely installed abeit very slowly from about the 70% mark on. After install I was presented with the "Restart" button which I initiated. The system then started configuring the Service Pack and at the normal 30% mark, shutdown occurred. At restart, the system continued the configuring albeit slowly from once again the 70% mark. At completion I received this message: "Failure Configuring Service Pack" "Reverting Changes" "DO NOT SHUT OFF COMPUTER."
Once the system was finished reverting the changes from the service pack, I restarted the system without any problems however, I cannot understand what is going on here. Why will SP1 not install and configure properly? I would like to have this up to date and then install IE9. Can anyone shed light on this subject. Help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.