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Can't Install Windows Xp Service Pack 2

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#1 Jesse Bassett

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:14 PM

Everytime I try to download Windows XP Service Pack 2, I get this error message:

"Access Is Denied"

What do I do to fix this error?
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Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:31 PM


The easiest way is,boot to safe mode. Then log in as the administrator. Run service pack 2 setup from here. There are many variables that may be causing conflicts. As long as you have a valid copy of XP this is the easiest way to to bypass the possible conflicts causing the error message.

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 04:57 PM

This seems to be a known issue. A quick search on Microsoft's website and I came up with this:
You recieve an "Access Denied" error message when you try to install win...

I had the same issue and this helped.

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#4 Aaron Hulett - MSFT

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 06:02 PM

If that Knowledge Base article doesn't help resolve this issue, you can call us toll-free at 866-PC-SAFETY (866-727-2338) for free support.


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