Problem with installing Windows XP SP2

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I have tried for months to install the SP2 for my Windows XP. I even ordered
the CD to try to install it that way. No matter what I try, including
printing out all the help steps and doing them, it seems to be about to the
half way point when I get a message that says 'Access is Denied' and it stops
installing. Any suggestions?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    In news:2E1F37D7-63F5-43A8-AF40-4133E6B4988A@microsoft.com,
    cntolman <cntolman@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

    > I have tried for months to install the SP2 for my Windows XP. I even
    > ordered the CD to try to install it that way. No matter what I try,
    > including printing out all the help steps and doing them, it seems to
    > be about to the half way point when I get a message that says 'Access
    > is Denied' and it stops installing. Any suggestions?

    Are you signed in with admin rights? If so then what happens if you make a
    new account, give it admin rights, and then sign in and try to do your
    upgrade from that account? Sounds like a long trip but it's worth it.

    You might want to take a peek here as well.

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 :
    http://kgiii.info/windows/XP/general/winxpsp2.html

    Galen
    --

    "Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and
    its solution is its own reward."

    Sherlock Holmes
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Thank you for responding. Without sounding totally ignorant, I have tried
    logging in as administrator and then loading the cd but as soon as it gets to
    the point of loading registry keys, it shuts down and gives me the 'Access
    Denied' message and terminates. Any suggestions?

    "Galen" wrote:

    > In news:2E1F37D7-63F5-43A8-AF40-4133E6B4988A@microsoft.com,
    > cntolman <cntolman@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
    >
    > My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    >
    > > I have tried for months to install the SP2 for my Windows XP. I even
    > > ordered the CD to try to install it that way. No matter what I try,
    > > including printing out all the help steps and doing them, it seems to
    > > be about to the half way point when I get a message that says 'Access
    > > is Denied' and it stops installing. Any suggestions?
    >
    > Are you signed in with admin rights? If so then what happens if you make a
    > new account, give it admin rights, and then sign in and try to do your
    > upgrade from that account? Sounds like a long trip but it's worth it.
    >
    > You might want to take a peek here as well.
    >
    > Windows XP Service Pack 2 :
    > http://kgiii.info/windows/XP/general/winxpsp2.html
    >
    > Galen
    > --
    >
    > "Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and
    > its solution is its own reward."
    >
    > Sherlock Holmes
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    In news:D6C125DD-9D9E-4444-BB80-47344487C3E5@microsoft.com,
    cntolman <cntolman@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

    > Thank you for responding. Without sounding totally ignorant, I have
    > tried logging in as administrator and then loading the cd but as soon
    > as it gets to the point of loading registry keys, it shuts down and
    > gives me the 'Access Denied' message and terminates. Any suggestions?
    >
    > "Galen" wrote:
    >
    >> In news:2E1F37D7-63F5-43A8-AF40-4133E6B4988A@microsoft.com,
    >> cntolman <cntolman@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
    >>
    >> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    >>
    >>> I have tried for months to install the SP2 for my Windows XP. I
    >>> even ordered the CD to try to install it that way. No matter what
    >>> I try, including printing out all the help steps and doing them, it
    >>> seems to be about to the half way point when I get a message that
    >>> says 'Access is Denied' and it stops installing. Any suggestions?
    >>
    >> Are you signed in with admin rights? If so then what happens if you
    >> make a new account, give it admin rights, and then sign in and try
    >> to do your upgrade from that account? Sounds like a long trip but
    >> it's worth it.
    >>
    >> You might want to take a peek here as well.
    >>
    >> Windows XP Service Pack 2 :
    >> http://kgiii.info/windows/XP/general/winxpsp2.html
    >>
    >> Galen
    >> --
    >>
    >> "Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and
    >> its solution is its own reward."
    >>
    >> Sherlock Holmes

    See Torgeir's kind message. Those instructions should do the trick.

    Galen
    --

    "Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and
    its solution is its own reward."

    Sherlock Holmes
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    cntolman wrote:

    > I have tried for months to install the SP2 for my Windows XP. I even ordered
    > the CD to try to install it that way. No matter what I try, including
    > printing out all the help steps and doing them, it seems to be about to the
    > half way point when I get a message that says 'Access is Denied' and it stops
    > installing. Any suggestions?
    Hi,

    Please see the "Access denied" section here:

    http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm#Cannot_install_Service_Pack_2


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