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Access denied when installing win xp service pack 3

About half way through the installation of sp 3, I get an" access denied installation did not complete" . I have AVG 8.0 which I have disabled several of the componments. ( anti rootkit, spyware, anti-virus,link scanner) but nothing works.

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Are you logged in as an administrator on your PC? Access Denied is almost always an indicator that the current logged in user does not have sufficient permissions to install applications. Let us know if this is not the case. Hope this helps!

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OK, do you wish to install further updates? if you dont, then what you can do is disable automatic updates

To do this, then right click on the desktop the icon My pc and select properties. The sub menu Automatic Updates you will find on the top, click that and check the box disable automatic updates

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1. Windows Xp installation disk 
2. Access to PC with working CD Cd-ROM DVD drive. 
3. This file solution.rar 

This guide is for people with basic knowledge of PC hardware and system software 
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1. Download solution.rar file 
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