:: I have winXP running SP2 and tried to install SP3 which I have
:: downloaded from windows update site but was denied access after
:: halfway thru the extraction of the file. Does anyone know how I
:: should avoid this and install SP3?
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
Error message when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to
install updates: 0x80070005
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
IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
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