Installation of Service Pack 2

  Confused! 12:43 17 Sep 2006
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Can anyone help please? I have Windows XP Home. I vaguely recall downloading & installing the Service Pack 2 sometime ago. I think that I may have 'uninstalled it' (cannot remember how now) as windows updates kept on failing. I have again tried to reinstall it - from both the updates page and downloading it and installing it. It always fails. The updates it does automatically from Windows update always seem to be at 33% when I look and the updates fail.

Any ideas?

  Stuartli 12:57 17 Sep 2006

Right click on the My Computer icon on the Desktop>Properties>General tab.

If you have SP2 listed it will be in use on your system.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:35 17 Sep 2006

Essential that there are no spyware or viruses on yur PC before you attempt to install SP2.

  Confused! 13:39 17 Sep 2006

The system shows SP1. I get a balloon pop up from the task bar every time I switch on saying 'support for Windows SP 1 ends ends October 10 2006'. The updates downloaded through automatic updates all fail. Any ideas?

  Confused! 13:41 17 Sep 2006

I have run spybot - search & destroy & Ad aware. The antivirus program I have is run regularly.

  wee eddie 14:44 17 Sep 2006

Is the band of lights that scroll across the bottom of the Windows Logo

Green or Blue.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:26 17 Sep 2006

Is it failing to download or install?

  Confused! 15:31 17 Sep 2006

It is green. It is failing to install - seems to download OK

  wee eddie 16:41 17 Sep 2006

Do you get that little Yellow Shield on the bottom right of the Task bar.

  Confused! 16:44 17 Sep 2006

now you mention it - it is not there. I have a grey star shape which says that the support for SP1 ends in October if I hover over it!

  Stuartli 17:12 17 Sep 2006

See:

click here

If you uninstall SP1 and then install SP2 it includes SP1.

To add all the SP3 updates since the release of SP2 in August 2004, go to:

click here

or

click here

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