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I just re-installed (fresh) xp pro and when i try to install sp2,it gets about half way then i get an error stating that access is denied.Any suggestions? Thanks
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can't say for sure but I think you need to be logged on to an account that has administrator priveleges -- not necessarily the Administrator account, just one that is classed as "Computer Administrator" in the User Accounts section in Control Panel.

Accounts which are not labelled as computer admin do not have access to some operations, especially when it involves overwriting system files as SP2 does.

Edited by pip22, 17 September 2006 - 09:30 AM.

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You could build your own XP disk with Service Pack 2 already slipstreamed in the disk. AutoStreamer does a nice job and is lot easier than slipstreaming it manually.
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Thanks for the response.I am logged on as Admin. but still same problem.I have re-installed before and never had this problem.Any other advice?Thank you
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Just wanted to reply saying problem solved.Turned out Spysweeper was keeping the updates to be installed.Also,Spysweeper found some Bundleware installed so that could have prevented it too.Thanks again for the help.
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