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An installation of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 may fail and return either of the following error codes:
0x80004005 - E_FAIL Unspecified error
This problem can occur if the number of installed network filter drivers exceeds the specified limit. By default, Windows 7 has a limit of 8 and a maximum allowable limit of 14.
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Fix it for meTo fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
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Let me fix it myselfTo resolve this problem, adjust the value of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\ registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps:
Note Do not remove the default Microsoft network filter drivers, such as Client for Microsoft Networks, QoS Packet Scheduler, File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, or any of the included Internet Protocol entries. Third-party network filter drivers can include firewalls, QoS software, and network virtualization software.
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Article ID: 2530477 - Last Review: November 20, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
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