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Last response: in Windows XP
July 12, 2010 7:40:14 AM

can't finish install sp2 operating system.

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July 12, 2010 7:50:59 AM

can't finish install sp2 operating system.

Yea..... There's a lot of that going around lately, sad it is I tell you, sad.
July 13, 2010 4:16:43 AM

Service Pack 2 will not allow installation on a system which currently has a beta or release candidate version installed

The final Service Pack 2 will update some beta versions, such as those made available through public preview programs. However if you are trying to install the final SP2 onto a system which currently does not have SP2 build 2096 or 2138-2179 installation will be blocked. If this is the case you are trying to perform an unsupported upgrade and have 2 options. First to uninstall the beta build of SP2 currently installed.

The second is to get around the setup block. It is possible, but it is blocked for a reason! Your system may not work correctly or beta components may be left on the system. Do this at your own risk.

1) Go to Start > Run and type Regedit

2) Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

3) Delete the Keys CSDBuildNumber and CSDVersion

4) Run Service Pack 2 Setup