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Installatin problem: windows service pack 2 on XP Home after reinstallation of operating system: error code: 0x80246007

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Seems your auto updater is broken.... not sure how best to resolve that imediately. I suggest you manually d/l the SP2 from HERE and install youself. If auto update still not working after SP2 installed repost

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There is no Service Pack 3 for the 64-bit version of Windows XP. If you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP with SP2, you have the latest service pack and will continue to be eligible for support and receive updates until April 8, 2014.
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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 download, click below :-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791

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Dear Sir,

Welcome to Fixya Support.

According to your problem description,it seems that you formatted your computer hard disk by connecting it to another PC.If it is yes.
Your Hard Disk completely formatted along with your windows drive i.e C drive. So you have to reinstall operating system by using recovery or restore plus CD supplied along with your PC.Restore plus cd means a CD which is having operating system files,and needed when operating system fails to boot.If you purchased Genuine operating system along with your PC,you should have recovery or operating system CD.
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I think it helps.

If you any difficulty leave a comment,we were happy to assist you.


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