Service Pack 2 problems

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The Service pack starts out ok, then a little way into the process it says
"cannot back up oeupdate. Access is denied": with options to retry, abort or
ignore. The only real option is to ignore, and it carries on. About 5 mins
later the whole process aborts saying sp 2 has not installed. press ok to
undo what its done, and after its done that, it says windows has been
partially updated, and may not work correctly. Never seen this before, has
anyone else? Its a legitimate copy of XP pro. Thanks for the help. Cheers
Tony
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Have you registered you legit copy of XP Pro?
    --
    Don Kendrick



    "Tony Meyer" wrote:

    > The Service pack starts out ok, then a little way into the process it says
    > "cannot back up oeupdate. Access is denied": with options to retry, abort or
    > ignore. The only real option is to ignore, and it carries on. About 5 mins
    > later the whole process aborts saying sp 2 has not installed. press ok to
    > undo what its done, and after its done that, it says windows has been
    > partially updated, and may not work correctly. Never seen this before, has
    > anyone else? Its a legitimate copy of XP pro. Thanks for the help. Cheers
    > Tony
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Tony Meyer wrote:

    > The Service pack starts out ok, then a little way into the process it
    > says "cannot back up oeupdate. Access is denied": with options to
    > retry, abort or ignore. The only real option is to ignore, and it
    > carries on. About 5 mins later the whole process aborts saying sp 2
    > has not installed. press ok to undo what its done, and after its done
    > that, it says windows has been
    > partially updated, and may not work correctly. Never seen this
    > before, has anyone else? Its a legitimate copy of XP pro. Thanks for
    > the help. Cheers Tony

    See if this helps:

    You receive an "Access is denied" error message when you try to install
    Windows XP Service Pack 2
    http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm#Cannot_install_Service_Pack_2


    BTW, you got another post asking about registration. Registration is
    completely optional and unnecessary. That certainly would not cause the
    issue.

    Malke
    --
    MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic"
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