Re: windows xp sp3 update does not install?
The version of Windows you have installed does not match the update you are
trying to install.
Start | Run | (type) WINVER | [OK]
Write down the full, second line of text you see in the resulting window.
Now post that text in a reply to this post.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> "mesaforgot" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> i have susessfully downloaded sp3 for xp home edition, when i go to
>> it, it goes half way through the installation and when it get s to the
>> where it is installing a catalog it stops and tells me that the
>> was unsuccesful. when i check up on the windows update website it tells
>> that there was an error code 0x8007f01e. and to try again. i've done this
>> times now and i get the same result. it told me to use the free update
>> help, but when i go to that page it tells me i have to pay.