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SP3 Installation Hanging

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by html81993, Apr 24, 2010.

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  1. html81993

    html81993 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to install SP3 on a Windows XP Home (currently SP2). The installation is hung on "Finishing Installation - Performing cleanup". I downloaded the installer from the MS Download center (it didn't appear in Windows Update). Is it safe to turn off the computer (since I can't close the installer), or should I let it sit for a while longer (it's been hanging for a few hours)?
     
  2. Callum_Dawson

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    Personally, I would let it sit for a while longer. It can't do any harm, and maybe you have low computer specifications, so it will take longer than most computers.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Shut it down by holding in power button longer than 4 seconds and then restart.
     
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