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Old 05-06-2009
Thomas E
 

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Installation of SP3 stalls
I'm running XP Professional SP2 and I'm trying to upgrade to SP3. However,
the installation process stalls at some point after unpacking files. First,
the process went dead with a "creating cabinets" notification in the wizard
window, and now, after I downloaded a 316MB file called
WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe it goes dead with a "checking for disk
space" message. The installation process just stops, everything else works
fine. What's wrong and how do I complete the upgrade?

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Old 05-07-2009
JS
 

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Re: Installation of SP3 stalls
How much free space is no your hard drive
and have you defragmented it lately?

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"Thomas E" <ThomasE@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A547CA65-B96B-44B9-99DE-2C2DE3E9403E@microsoft.com...
> I'm running XP Professional SP2 and I'm trying to upgrade to SP3. However,
> the installation process stalls at some point after unpacking files.
> First,
> the process went dead with a "creating cabinets" notification in the
> wizard
> window, and now, after I downloaded a 316MB file called
> WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe it goes dead with a "checking for disk
> space" message. The installation process just stops, everything else works
> fine. What's wrong and how do I complete the upgrade?
>



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Old 05-07-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Installation of SP3 stalls
How to reclaim disk space on a Windows XP-based computer that has a hard
disk capacity of 4 GB or less
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956324

[You may want to see & avail yourself of
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_hotfix_backup.htm before seeing
KB956324.]

How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718

WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx

The free unlimited installation and compatibility support for WinXP SP3 has
been extended (but certainly not indefinitely) beyond the original 14 April
2009 cut-off date. Open your browser to
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select
Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
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Thomas E wrote:
> I'm running XP Professional SP2 and I'm trying to upgrade to SP3. However,
> the installation process stalls at some point after unpacking files.
> First,
> the process went dead with a "creating cabinets" notification in the
> wizard
> window, and now, after I downloaded a 316MB file called
> WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe it goes dead with a "checking for disk
> space" message. The installation process just stops, everything else works
> fine. What's wrong and how do I complete the upgrade?


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