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Update service pack 3 access is denied.

When I try to install update service pack 3, the access is denied.
It says the service pack 3 installation did not complete. How can I stop the update appearing? Obviously my computer can't load it, so how can I stop it appearing......cheers Heather

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  • waynesman Jan 03, 2009

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  • ordatc2020 Jan 25, 2009

    I get the Access Denied error as well. tried the workaround where you run the .bat file and while it is running my computer beeps over and over again. help? all this just so i can play GTA4, this is ridiculous.

  • Alex Woods
    Alex Woods May 11, 2010

    Hi, my names Alex and Im here to help solve your problem but first I have a few questions



    Do you have your username set to a Administrator or limited account?. The reason I ask is that with limited accounts, it does not allow you to apply updates and install programs. When does the message appear? When you first enter windows? Please let me know. Im happy to help.

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When you launch Windows Updates, don't choose the Express Updates but choose Custom. Then when you are presented with Service Pack 3, there is the option to not select it and then choose to continue to see what other updates there are. Personally, I do not recommend Automatic Updates or Express, always do it manually and always select Custom so an unwanted update doesn't get in under the radar and cause further problems. The rule of "if it isn't broken, don't fix it." really goes well with PC's.

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