SP3 Not Installing

Hewlett-packard / Pu061av-aba m1050e
February 1, 2009 at 02:20:26
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.21 GHz / 511 MB
hey there i'm new! so, i'm running my windows update and installing sp3 when this comes up after three minutes of installing:

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February 1, 2009 at 02:56:19
Try downloading separately, & installing from safe mode?


Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.

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February 1, 2009 at 05:18:46
It is best not to have any other applications/programs running when doing the SP3 installation....shut down all other windows and programs that may be running.

Also check the task manager to see what applications might be running in the background and stop them. Then try to do the update... Sounds like you may have been using some batch file installations and one got hung up and didn't close.

In reference to 11/05/2008

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February 1, 2009 at 05:25:47
Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

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February 1, 2009 at 07:07:57
Download SP3 from Microsoft but don't use Windows Update to get it. Save it as a file, that way you can use it again if necessary. You can also slipstream into your CD so that it will be installed automaically if there comes a time when Windows needs to be reinstalled.


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February 1, 2009 at 08:07:04
Hmm, i'll try that right now. Oh yeah! Even when I press in ctrl + alt + delete is says another program is using it even after I just restarted the computer. I tried running it from run and same response. Thanks guys :)

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