problem installing windows service pack 3

  matthewowl 16:03 13 Mar 2010

Having recently had a new hard drice put in my PC has installed various updates (using live update) but keeps erroring on this.
I have tried downloading if from the microsoft website but still get an error part way through the installation.
Any ideas?

  matthewowl 16:09 13 Mar 2010

I'm using XP.

  john bunyan 16:37 13 Mar 2010

Many old threads on this. If you have downloaded it, suggest you temporarily stop your anti virus (maybe disconnect from the net) and install sp3 . I actually installed in safe mode. Do look at the older threads about a year ago.

  fullyfitted 20:09 19 Mar 2010

Just a thought,which processor have you got?

If it's an AMD you will need to download and install update KB953356 bofore installing SP3.

AS john bunyan recommends have a good read of the tonnes of advice in the helproom search forum.

Good luck


  VOT Productions 21:27 04 Apr 2010

Is the error Access Denied when it goes to the registry part?

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