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Have Windows XP, Home Edition. Cannot install Service Patch 3,

I have Win XP, with SP 2 installed. The download for SP 3 locks up on that beethov9 **** (and it does so with a lot of other people's Win XP system as well). . Is there no solution for a "newbie" like me--a solution that that does not require being an experienced geek? I have not installed SP 3, so can I continue without it? I cannot seem to get any Windows updates now, because it keeps hounding me to install SP 3?
Why in the world doesn't MS correct their problem with SP 3? I don't want to switch to a Mac, but I can only take so much of this haughty, corporate arrogance!!

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  • jfv1 Jan 04, 2009

    I have

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    I understand. I am getting the same error. It cannot locate the beethov9 file. No solution yet.

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    C. Dante May 11, 2010

    Sorry, but I don't understand your term "The download for SP 3 locks up on that beethov9 **** ".
    Can you tell me more specific what happens?

    Try downloading SP3 from here and install directly from your hard drive.

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Beethoven 9 is not part of the service pack. Go to microsoft and download the service pack as is. If you don't have a fully registeredwindows program, you will have problems until you register it. I've downloaded all service packs and updates for the past 7 years on different levels of windows without any problems. You must have them registered to prove you have an authentic purchased program, not something copied from someone elses setup disks.

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