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Cant install SP3 for XP Home

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Casper0o0o, May 30, 2009.

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  1. Casper0o0o

    Casper0o0o Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I can not install service pack 3 for XP.

    The process goes through Starting installation
    · Inspecting current configuration
    · creating third party driver list
    · performing inventory
    · checking product key
    · running precesses before install
    · backing up files
    · creating restore point
    · installing files
    · updating registry keys
    · finishing installation
    · running precesses after install

    Then after about a minute, i get "service pack 3 setup error. An error in updating your system has occured. Select OK to undo the changes that have been made.

    Then it takes a while to return back to the earlier state. There is no other error message or reference number.

    Can you help?
     
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  3. vistashen

    vistashen Banned

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    Try installing sp3 from safe mode with administrator account.
     
  4. Casper0o0o

    Casper0o0o Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, thanks for that but i still cant install it. Any thoughts on if i remove all previous service packs and do a windows update and try to install the whole lot again. Not sure if its possible to uninstall previous updates though
     
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