Security Update for Windows XP S P3 (KB973540)

  jackdouglas7 19:21 27 Jan 2010

Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB973540)
Im unable to down load this, my PC says it cannot install the update. This is both via the auto updates and trying direct from microsoft.
Any ideas ?

  woodchip 19:24 27 Jan 2010

Have you tried clearing your trash bin, i.e temps files

  john bunyan 19:28 27 Jan 2010

Have a look here. Download to desktop (dont auto install) then install in safe mode or with no anti virus running.
click here

  jackdouglas7 20:01 27 Jan 2010

Woodchip, yes, I cleaned up the PC yesterday of all its rubbish.
John, I will have ago at your idea as soon as I can get her off face book, Which may be some time.

  ventanas 22:01 27 Jan 2010

Do what I did - buy her a machine of her own.
Since I got my wife her little netboot (which I hate) I've got the desktop back.

  jackdouglas7 00:57 28 Jan 2010

I have removed my AVG and turned off my firewall. Tried the auto update and down loaded to my desk top and then run but still no joy.
Its says

set up error.
The KB973540d:\efa557ccOb77406915443b32099d885a\update\update.inf file is not correct

  john bunyan 18:04 29 Jan 2010

Worth a read: click here and
click here
A lot more on Google if you search XP SP3 installation problems.

  jackdouglas7 18:14 29 Jan 2010

Many thanks will give this a go asap

  jackdouglas7 15:09 02 Feb 2010

Many thanks for all your help. I ended up reinstalling SP3 and it then took the update.

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