SP2 Upgrade wont run

  clarky63 18:09 25 Jan 2005

Trying to upgrade to XP SP2 on XP Pro from CD.
When I insert CD it copies all files and then does nothing. Not even a task running in task manager.

Any Ideas?

  Jeffers22 18:15 25 Jan 2005

Open Control Panel. Double Click on System Icon.

What does it say under Windows Version under System on the General Tab?

  clarky63 18:19 25 Jan 2005

says service pack 1

  Jeffers22 18:44 25 Jan 2005


Have you done the necessary housekeeping before installing SP2? Get rid of junk, defrag, run chkdsk etc

  clarky63 19:19 25 Jan 2005

yep, but surely that wont stop it running anyway?

Just seems to extract files then does nothing. Maybe this is a sign that I should leave SP2 alone :-)

  Jeffers22 20:18 25 Jan 2005

I got rid of it. I now run SP1 plus all critical updates (excluding SP2). No security centre, no upgrade to Media Player or any of the non essential stuff.

  patso 20:35 25 Jan 2005

i had same problem with sp1 on home version.got rid of all junk with adaware spy bot defrag and disc cleanup.then put in xp disc and done repair and after that sp2 installed no problem as i was trying to install it for weeks before that.try any of the links on the site to find out how to do the repair and you should have no problem installing.worked for me.

  patso 20:44 25 Jan 2005

if its any help check out my posting on 17.11.2004 windows xp home and sp problem it should tell you all you need ok.

  clarky63 07:57 26 Jan 2005

thanks guys will try this today

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