First, make sure that your anti virus software isn't locking the registry
and preventing the installer from modifying the same.
Error message when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3: "Access is
denied" or "Service Pack installation did not complete"
How to reset security settings back to the defaults
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"lizzi J" <lizziJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> For some reason I tryed to install ser pack 3 but it wont it keeps saying
> acces denied. someone to help me resolve this problem I tryed everything
> hel and suport , nothing after all.
> help please!!!