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How to view the Update log in Windows:-
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type: %windir%\windowsupdate.log
and then click OK.
Scroll down towards the bottom for the latest entries to locate the error code(s)
associated with the latest failed attempt to download/install. If appropriate copy and
paste the error codes into this thread so someone may be able to assist you. On the other
hand, you may be able to find the error code and other suggestions by searching the
How to read the Windowsupdate.log file:
Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
The hard disk space requirements for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
Some third-party programs may experience a change in functionality after you install
Windows XP Service Pack 3
How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Update Services
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco
"Isladeiona" <Isladeiona@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| Hi, I am having trouble trying to download Sp3. I click on the download from
| windows update site and it says " Downloading and installing". Nothing
| happens, no green strokes appear at the bottom of the box to show its
| downloading. I have tried it twice, waiting 2 hrs each time.
| Why wont it download? Any ideas please.