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    Joe Grant Guest

    Windows XP SP3 -- Access is Denied -- Error Code 0x80072F78

    I have tried to install SP3 on one particular computer eight times:
    six of my attempts have ended with the error above
    ( the remaining two failed with other errors ).
    The final message, after recovery, says that
    "Windows XP has been partially updated and may not work properly".
    I must, therefore, get SP3 properly installed.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377 offers suggestions:
    I have carefully followed them all;
    the problem persists.
    When I ran the utility SubInACL.exe as suggested
    28 out of its tens of thousandes of updates failed;
    it does not produce any log
    so I cannot tell which these 28 were, or why they failed.

    I am at my wits end:
    can anyone out there help me ?
    or do I just have to write this off as another MS disaster ?

    Does anyone at MS look at this newsgroup ???

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    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Windows XP SP3 -- Access is Denied -- Error Code 0x80072F78

    Error message when you try to install WinXP SP3: "Access is denied" or
    “Service Pack installation did not complete”
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377
    [cf.
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/re...n-windows-xp/]

    WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx

    Steps to take before you install WinXP SP3
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
    Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
    e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

    • US:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • CA:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • UK:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • AU:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select
    Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
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    Joe Grant wrote:
    > I have tried to install SP3 on one particular computer eight times:
    > six of my attempts have ended with the error above
    > ( the remaining two failed with other errors ).
    > The final message, after recovery, says that
    > "Windows XP has been partially updated and may not work properly".
    > I must, therefore, get SP3 properly installed.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377 offers suggestions:
    > I have carefully followed them all;
    > the problem persists.
    > When I ran the utility SubInACL.exe as suggested
    > 28 out of its tens of thousandes of updates failed;
    > it does not produce any log
    > so I cannot tell which these 28 were, or why they failed.
    >
    > I am at my wits end:
    > can anyone out there help me ?
    > or do I just have to write this off as another MS disaster ?
    >
    > Does anyone at MS look at this newsgroup ???



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