Cannot install the Vista SP2

My sons laptop is running Vista with SP1. He has missed the deadline of 13 support, so can not get updates without installing SP2. However, SP2 will not install error States 'catastrophic failure' of the installation. I followed installation of autonomous proven in MS knowledge base article, disabled the anti-virus, etc and tried the preparation of updated tools. Readiness of update of the tools simply start looking for updates, which of course they are not because it is now unsupported. I have made several other tricks I've seen in line-same failure. Does anyone have an idea how to make to install SP2 in this situation, where updates are currently not supported? MS has created a dilemma--not support without SP2, but I can't install SP2 without updates!

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ODL3998,
Run the following:

Disk error checking

System File Checker

If they correct problems or that they are unrelated, and rerun the System Update tool and try to install the standalone SP2 package.

You can also see this article: KB968279

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