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Downloading XP SP3 is not working?


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Hi all,

I am having a little problem downloading SP3 from Windows Update.

I have been "downloading" for about 3 hours now, and the download bar has not moved at all. The file is only 66.9mb or something, so theres no way it would take this long.

If I look at my firewall, I can tell that svchost.exe has downloaded over 100mb (see screenshot)

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Does anyone know why it is taking so long to download?

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Ztruker

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See here: http://www.geekstogo...03#entry1233203
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As in that thread, here is my boot.ini file:
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;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

If it helps, I have a dual-boot of Vista, and I do not have WindowBlinds installed.
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wannabe1

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Let it finish downloading...it's considerably larger than 66MB...it should be well over 200MB.
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OK well, just for the information it is now up to 206.6MB according to svchost.exe, and the download bar still has not moved.

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OK, just to update on the situation... the download has now been going for 7 hours, has downloaded 323MB (bigger than the full SP3 file) and has still not moved on the download bar.

Any sugestions now?
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Yeah...stop that download. You could have walked over and got it from them by now.

Have you tried downloading the redistributable version? SP3 for IT Professionals

Burn that to a cd and install it that way.
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Nevermind, I waited for another 10 minutes (The download went up to almost 350MB, but it downloaded sucessfully) and the download bar jumped right to the end... Strange. I have installed Service Pack 3.

Thanks anyway!
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