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Trouble installing sp 3 for my xp

Hi I am wondering if you could possibly help me, I was prompted to download sp 5 from microsoft. Everthing was going ok until it was downloaded & then it said access denied, I have tried 3 or 4 times to do it all again but to no avail, if you can help with this problem I would be very grateful.
Thank you Phyll Keating

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  • pennies Jun 11, 2008

    It was service pack 3 not 5 ( as I made a mistake in typing)

  • pennies Jun 13, 2008

    Hi the comments have been helful, microsoft keeps telling me to download in safemode I have tried this but it will not let me get the page up ,not in safe mode. I am at a complete standstill with this problem and would appreciate some futher advise, Francis said stick to your sp2 while the glitches have been resolved, thats the best solution for me,I think at this stage,



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Actually i really would suggest that you stick to your sp2 first while there are some issues going on with sp3. wait for a little longer until the glitches have been resolved


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You can download the sp3 from and install it

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