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Trilogique

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After following the instructions given in the "How to repair XP" topic above (which fixed my Windows Installer, so thanks for that :whistling: ) I am having another problem. Since my XP disk is SP1a, I had to update many things. However, I cannot update to SP2. It keeps sitting at one of the following:

Checking for necessary space (I have 10GB free on my primary drive and 100GB on my external, so there is nothing wrong with space)

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Creating cabinets.

Both give details as follows:

"Running processes before installation"

I have waited 3 hours with no processes running and letting this "install" but I am getting no where.

Any tips?

PS: I am using the Windows update one AND the one available for download (the .exe from the Microsoft page)
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When you are doing the install have you turned off all the antivirus software? If you're installing via the .exe file and you don't feel safe without the virus protection you can disconnect your network while you are running it.
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I have everything turned off. It still won't install.

I just tried to do it via safe mode as well.
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try this thread. im having the same problem and hope the info on this thread works

http://www.geekstogo...k-2-t49456.html

hope it helps

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I fixed my problem.

It was because when I used the installer, there's an extra process running that uses up all my CPU usage. So I had to rename the file that was causing my CPU usage to go up.

Thanks anyways.
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