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windows xp sp2 will not update


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chickenhobby

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Evertime i try to get windows xp to update my sp1 to sp2 it says it can not update my computer. I went through the microsoft help but no one has gotten back to me and it has been a week. What is going on? Why won't it update? I just cleaned my machine up last week from a bunch of spyware so i was wanting to update it now. The firewall will not start either when i click on it.

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did you download SP2...to your computer
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Here's what i do i go to microsoft update and have it look to see what updates i need and it says i need to download sp2. So i click on download then it pretends to download vary fast like 2secs and says this update is already on my computer if i click on the download it will finish the download. So click on it and it says updates were unable to install sucessfully

Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed
Solution: To fix the problem, try installing the updates again. If that doesn't work, use the Troubleshooter to try solve the problem.

troubleshooter is no help, any ideas it does this with every update i try to install from microsoft.
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look on your computer for SP2...its about 500 MB file...if its there ...go here and get windows installer 3.1 and install it first...

http://www.softpedia...Installer.shtml
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could not find it on my computer where should it be? I downloaded installer no i need sp2.
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Click start then search, include hidden and system files, look for sp2 and hope for 220 files
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go here to get it..you can also have them mail it( the CD) to you free...

http://www.microsoft...p2/default.mspx
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[attachment=9776:attachment]You can find out what service pack your using by >>>>start>>>MY COMPUTER>>>RIGHT CLICK...CLICK ON PROPERTIES>>>>.......SEE MY ATTACHMENT
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