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For no obvious reason, Microsoft has produced a troubleshooting guide to installing SP3 as part of its Knowledge Base, but doesn't actually link to it from the SP3 installation error page. Message Insert Code Snippet Alt+I Code Inline Code Link H1 H2 Preview Post your Reply Alt+S Related Topics Firefox won't play videos. The process stops at the backup stage indicating that maybe the files it is trying to backup are locked. Get more helpIf you see an "Windows installer package" alert message, followthese stepsto try to repair the software through the Windows Control Panel.

If I put a copy of SP2 on the PC can I load it in Safe Mode?Thanks for the help and suggestions - I've never seen this before.Po Discussion is locked I'll have to try the download and install in safe mode. Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? any ideas?

ftg View Public Profile Find all posts by ftg #41 01-04-2014, 10:36 AM Myglaren Charter Member Join Date: Sep 2003 Location: Loonyland Posts: 1,649 Both Linux Mint (on replies, and they're right. I don't think they make it easy to find this app but it's worth scrolling the page. Send Activation Email Already have an account?

Feb 15, 2013 #2 cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Topic Starter Posts: 8,894 +3,101 My only complain is for those that perform System Recovery and find difficulty updating because the update Try SP2 after the pests are gone and never connect to the internet without protections.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - You missed my favorites by Powlaz / January I think the explanation in the link Binkley provided sounds as if it could be right. Would install no updates - it had never been updated beyond service pack 1.

It would be a dull worldwithout them."Sherlock Holmes Can't find your answer ? Myglaren View Public Profile Find all posts by Myglaren Bookmarks del.icio.us Digg Facebook Google reddit StumbleUpon Twitter « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email I would have put Linux on it but the CD-ROM wouldn't work, nor the floppy drive, and it was too old to boot from USB although I did install PLOP to Fortyfold View Public Profile Find all posts by Fortyfold #27 10-28-2013, 08:43 PM md2000 Guest Join Date: Feb 2009 http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/downl...ils.aspx?id=24 I googled "download XP SP3" I think you

I downloaded the standalone installer and tried, many times, to install SP3. It is a rare occasion that I perform a system recovery and find Windows XP RTM. Fear Itself View Public Profile Find all posts by Fear Itself #19 10-24-2013, 06:42 PM sailor Registered User Join Date: Mar 2000 Make sure you have the latest Seems that's a no no for windows.

It's mature, runs a lot of everyday software, can be very easy (and intuitively familiar) to use, and can have a very small footprint. Get More Info An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. Try it.) Blakeyrat View Public Profile Find all posts by Blakeyrat #7 10-23-2013, 10:22 PM Superhal Guest Join Date: Sep 2009 I was forced to buy win7 because It has taken around 50 hours up to now but by general buggering around - I couldn't posssibly recall all the attempts that were made, it has, bit buy bit, managed

Download this tool from the Windows website and then install it on the system. Select the Hide all Microsoft services check box and then select Disable All. It should incorporate a lot of the updates up to that point. useful reference When you update, chose Custom.

and I lost 4GB of Hard Drive. Last edited by Fortyfold; 10-24-2013 at 12:58 PM.. I had a relatively old but stable Dell with all the Redmond Rubbish up-to-date.

Now at least it runs.

You are replying to a comment. We're absurdly wired in the house, so I can't think of a reason we'd just surf with it, but who knows what I'll think of tomorrow? I was simply looking for an easier option. You might find the windows installer update and do that one manually.

Here are the best deals on TVs, laptops, video game consoles and Blu-ray players from the sale. I have an XP box here that runs games. Downloading the basic driver came up with the same error.But installed on Win 7, 8 succeed.Please help. http://midsolutions.org/xp-pro/xp-pro-install-woes.html What the .... ?!?!

Login now. It should incorporate a lot of the updates up to that point. If I do, say because some game requires a connection or some other reason I can't fathom, is there much risk of going online behind the router's NAT? Given that Microsoft only cater to mainstream Intel boards and processors, this nonsense should never happen.

Are you not an AdAware and Spybot fan? To continue support, make sure you've installed Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2). Support for Windows Vista without any service packs ended on April 13, 2010. PastTense View Public Profile Find all posts by PastTense #4 10-23-2013, 04:37 PM Esox Lucius Guest Join Date: Nov 2011 Quote: Originally Posted by Kimballkid I don't know When XP was fairly new my internet connection was a telephone modem.

Third Party Boot Managers- If your system has dual boot option with a third party boot manager like GRUB, the Service pack installer will give errors. Find all posts by Rhythmdvl Advertisements #2 10-23-2013, 04:30 PM Kimballkid Guest Join Date: Dec 2011 I don't know if it has anything to do with it, Under Custom, again, SP2 wanted to install. I'm presuming a corrupted download, but can't get it to download again.Is there a way I can delete the download and thus force MS to offer the download again?

When I downloaded SP3 (I actually have an SP2 disk) I was given the "you may also want" dialogue and ended up with IE8. PC Shipments Falling Slower Than Expected Servers Hands On With The Synology DS916+ NAS Seagate Brings 12TB Drives To The Market Lessons From A Hard Drive Factory Amazon Just Broke America's Once SUR does its job, restart your PC and then try to install Service Pack 2 again. Rhythmdvl View Public Profile Visit Rhythmdvl's homepage!

It seem this might due to the changes to Windows Update some months ago, IIRC I got it updated by setting it to automatic updates and leaving it to do its Unseen Software errors – Most of the times the antivirus and firewall programs may create problems during the installation of Service Pack 2. Join the community here. I bet Microsoft tested this to the hilt with Microsoft approved drivers and found little fault.

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