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Old 02-07-2008
sstaplet
 
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Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing files,
then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted and the
only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?

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Old 03-07-2008
Bob B
 
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Re: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install


"sstaplet" <sstaplet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:27E251F6-46F9-4EAA-AD90-F084452E32B2@microsoft.com...
> Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing
> files,
> then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted and the
> only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?


This worked for me !! (method 3)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377

BB


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Old 03-07-2008
sstaplet
 
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RE: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

OK. I checked the windowsupdate.log (no space) under c:\windows. From what I
could figure out, it lost its internet connection. The machine in question is
connected wirelessly to the machine connected to the router. I updated both
at the same time; the wired machine is faster and when it rebooted after the
update it lost its IP with the cable modem (because of the update?). I've
restarted everything and I'm trying again.

"sstaplet" wrote:

> Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing files,
> then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted and the
> only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?

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Old 03-07-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

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

========================================

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

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
[http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/re...n-windows-xp/]

WinXP SP3 installation fails with an error message, and the following error
is logged in the service pack installation log: "8007F0F4 -
STATUS_PREREQUISITE_FAILED"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949388

Error messages when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3: "Service
Pack 3 installation did not complete" and "An internal error occurred":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949384
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sstaplet wrote:
> Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing
> files, then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted
> and the only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?


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Old 03-07-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

You can download the entire SP3 package and *save* it from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Then read this, please: Steps to take before you install Windows XP
Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

If no joy, MS offers
> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for Windows XP, but only for
> Service Pack 3 (SP3). This support for SP3 is valid until April 14, 2009.

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


MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============


sstaplet wrote:

> OK. I checked the windowsupdate.log (no space) under c:\windows. From what I
> could figure out, it lost its internet connection. The machine in question is
> connected wirelessly to the machine connected to the router. I updated both
> at the same time; the wired machine is faster and when it rebooted after the
> update it lost its IP with the cable modem (because of the update?). I've
> restarted everything and I'm trying again.
>
> "sstaplet" wrote:
>
>
>>Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing files,
>>then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted and the
>>only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?

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  #6  
Old 10-11-2008
sally
 
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RE: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

i would like to know the now what?
--
teddy


"sstaplet" wrote:

> Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing files,
> then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted and the
> only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?

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  #7  
Old 10-11-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

sally wrote:

> i would like to know the now what?



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


" Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3). This support for SP3 is
valid until April 14, 2009. For more information about this policy,
visit the Windows XP Support Lifecycle page located at
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223. Availability of chat or
e-mail support differs depending on your geographic location. For
customers residing in North America or Canada, chat and e-mail support
is available.

Some issues may require more advanced support for which there is a charge. "


Or, you can attempt to troubleshoot why SP3 did not install. This page
shows which logs you can check and their locations:
http://winhlp.com/node/125#Cannot_in...Service_Pack_2

The logs are the same for both SP2 and SP3.
Suggest you try downloading the entire SP3 package, *save* it, and then
read these articles :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx


MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
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Old 11-11-2008
sally
 
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RE: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

hi - could you please tell us how to install service pack - it has failed for
me about 20 times. how can i install. thank you
--
teddy


"sstaplet" wrote:

> Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing files,
> then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted and the
> only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?

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  #9  
Old 11-11-2008
sally
 
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RE: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

hi - i still need to know what i can do to install service pack 3.thanks
--
teddy


"sstaplet" wrote:

> Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing files,
> then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted and the
> only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?

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  #10  
Old 12-11-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

you still need to learn to click on the + sign to see replies to the thread.

sally wrote:
> hi - i still need to know what i can do to install service pack 3.thanks
>
>> Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing
>> files, then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted
>> and the only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?


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Old 23-01-2010
Chris Goddard
 
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RE: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

Referring to the message below (OK I know it is an OLD message! But this IS
pertinent!) I had exactly the same happen BUT it is SP3 TRYING to install
that loses the internet connection!!! I was two days with any connection as
the installation changes the DNS settings I belkieve! If you run a "Network
Diagnostics" the problem will show itself!
ALL MY wireless services had been diabled? And ALL were live before I tried
to download SP3!

I am now trying to make a CD and will try from that. BUT I think that it is
the actual download whioch is causing the problem. Another anomaly which I
found was that the "System Restore" was removed! So unable to roll back to
before the install?? Sorry but what is THAT all about??

Good luck all!

Regards

Chris Goddard
"sstaplet" wrote:

> OK. I checked the windowsupdate.log (no space) under c:\windows. From what I
> could figure out, it lost its internet connection. The machine in question is
> connected wirelessly to the machine connected to the router. I updated both
> at the same time; the wired machine is faster and when it rebooted after the
> update it lost its IP with the cable modem (because of the update?). I've
> restarted everything and I'm trying again.
>
> "sstaplet" wrote:
>
> > Windows XP service pack 3 downloaded, checked space and was installing files,
> > then popped up an error message that the changes were not accepted and the
> > only option was to back out of the entire installtion. Now what?

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Old 23-01-2010
Shenan Stanley
 
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Re: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

Chris Goddard wrote:
> Referring to the message below (OK I know it is an OLD message! But
> this IS pertinent!) I had exactly the same happen BUT it is SP3
> TRYING to install that loses the internet connection!!! I was two
> days with any connection as the installation changes the DNS
> settings I belkieve! If you run a "Network Diagnostics" the problem
> will show itself!
> ALL MY wireless services had been diabled? And ALL were live before
> I tried to download SP3!
>
> I am now trying to make a CD and will try from that. BUT I think
> that it is the actual download whioch is causing the problem.
> Another anomaly which I found was that the "System Restore" was
> removed! So unable to roll back to before the install?? Sorry but
> what is THAT all about??
>
> Good luck all!


The installation of SP3 does not change your DNS settings.

Verify you have the latest network device drivers downloaded and installed
from yor network device manufacturer and if you have any third party
firewall installed - please - uninstall it and use the built-in Windows XP
firewall.

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MS-MVP
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How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html


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Old 24-01-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Windows XP service pack 3 failed to install

Why have you waited so long to install SP3? [Free unlimited installation and
compatibility support for WinXP SP3 was available from 14 April 2008 thru
May 2009. Such support will cost you US$59 per incident now.]

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed SP3?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?

Device Manager and Network Connections may be blank after you install
Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953791

Device Manager may not show any devices and Network Connections may not show
any network connections after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953979

A Windows XP SP3-based computer loses wireless connectivity when it resumes
from standby or from hibernation, or you receive an error message when you
try to put the computer in standby or in hibernation:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951447

Windows XP SP3-based client computers cannot access the network when some
DHCP information is unavailable
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953761


Chris Goddard wrote:
> Referring to the message below (OK I know it is an OLD message! But this
> IS
> pertinent!) I had exactly the same happen BUT it is SP3 TRYING to install
> that loses the internet connection!!! I was two days with any connection
> as
> the installation changes the DNS settings I belkieve! If you run a
> "Network
> Diagnostics" the problem will show itself!
> ALL MY wireless services had been diabled? And ALL were live before I
> tried
> to download SP3!
>
> I am now trying to make a CD and will try from that. BUT I think that it
> is
> the actual download whioch is causing the problem. Another anomaly which I
> found was that the "System Restore" was removed! So unable to roll back to
> before the install?? Sorry but what is THAT all about???


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