service pack 3

  DavyLad 06:25 05 Oct 2008

For the second time I have tried to download service pack 3 through automatic updates. It gets so far then comes up with the message "Access is denied" I press OK then I get the message "Service Pack 3 installation did not complete" I have turned off my firewall and anti virus but without success. Any ideas anyone? I would be grateful for any help.

  Halmer 07:50 05 Oct 2008

There are a few solutions towards the bottom of this thread including disabling your firewall.

click here

  Halmer 07:50 05 Oct 2008

meant anti virus.

  Halmer 07:50 05 Oct 2008

meant anti virus.

  DavyLad 08:22 05 Oct 2008

Thanks Halmer

  zarobian 08:26 05 Oct 2008

Just download ISO image file of SP3 from click here and burn it to a CD.
Now delete any temp files you have. If you have installed ccleaner it will do the job for you.
1.Disconnect from internet and if possible disable your broadband connection.
2. Disable any anti virus and fire wall.
3. Slip in the cd you have just burnt into your cdrom drive and proceed with installation.
Good luck.


  ACOLYTE 13:19 05 Oct 2008

You can make a slipstream copy of XP/SP3 :
click here

  DavyLad 15:31 05 Oct 2008

Thanks for all the advice folks, I've decided on the slipstream method.

  john bunyan 15:42 05 Oct 2008

Do read the many other threads on this !!

  cocteau48 16:37 05 Oct 2008

See here:
click here

particularly "Method 3" looks complicated but it is not that bad in reality..... just follow the instructions.

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