SP3 Installation Hanging

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