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upgrading to Win XP SP1

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rainforest123, Jan 16, 2005.

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  1. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    From SP0. I don't want to go to SP2 at this time.

    Compaq Desktop 4410
    Celeron 1.3 GHZ
    128 MB ram

    No AV on the computer. I scanned for virues at Panda & Norton; repaired / removed all found. I remove all of the spyware.

    Running upgrade from a CD.

    The progress bar "finishing installation" has been at about 60% for 4 hrs. Task manager notes 2 instances of update.exe , 1 using 0% to 30+%
    [ mostly in the 2% to 8% range ] cpu time, the other using 0%, constantly.

    What do you think about terminating the 0% update.exe?

    Thanks

    B123
     
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  3. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    Yes, I understand that safe mode provides advantages.

    However, hind being 20/20 but foresight being less than 20/20, I was stuck.

    I decided to "end task" on the update.exe that was consistently at 0%. That closed the GUI. I selected "end task" on the other.

    I unplugged the PC because it became unresponsive.

    I booted to safe mode. I selected, in add/remove programs to uninstall the Win XP SP1, but received a notice that about 100 programs might not run. So I used "system restore" to try to fix the issue.

    I'll let you know in about an hr. It is now 943 pm EST.

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