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Error message when you try to install WinXP SP3 (or SP2): "Access is denied"
or “Service Pack installation did not complete”
SP2 was released in August 2004: Why are you just getting around to
installing it now, almost 5 years later?
Here's the quickest way to resolve the problem:
1. Back-up your personal data, then format & reinstall Windows. A Repair
Install will NOT help!
2a. If the clean install leaves you with WinXP Gold (no Service Packs), see
2b. If the clean install leaves you with WinXP SP1(a), see
5 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
[clean install = new computer]
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> Whenever "Automatic Updates" clicks on, it starts to download, and install
> (for my Windows XP Pro)
> XP "Service Pack 2" (XP SP-2)
> After a minute or so it downloads fine.
> Then it starts installing it.
> After about 4 mins. a sign pops up, "ACCESS DENIED"
> Then it proceeds to uninstall what it was just installing. (SP-2)
> I have alot of updates that need to be installed,and none of them will
> install unless my computer has "Service Pack 2" already installed on it.
> Such As: Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Safety updates, Service
> Pack 3, etc....
> Does anyone know why I can't get "Service Pack 2" to install on my
> Whats "Access Denied" mean, and how can I fix this?
> I remember a few years ago (maybe this'll have something to do with my
> problem), I had a program that wouldn't run on Windows XP Pro, it needed
> have a "Fat-32" File System, so I downloaded some propiatory software,
> switched my NTFS to FAT-32. Could that be the problem? or does everyone
> uses Windows XP Pro, have it set to Fat-32?
> File System "Fat-32"
> Please Help