Problem with xp sp2

By complover
Oct 2, 2008
  1. Hi
    I can't install windows xp sp2 on my laptop and it is causing many problems (i can't download word 2007 etc.) It says I don't have permission or authority or access or something. Can anyone help me?? I need to be able to use this laptop. (I tried over the internet, do I need to get the CD) This is a dell inspiron 1150 (I know its old and cheap, but I use it often for various reasons)
  2. sprandel17

    sprandel17 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Have you tried installing sp3?

    Also, give us the exact error message that appears.
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    As an aside... people who use it seem to hate 2007 and wish could go back to earlier version. Stick with 2003 or other earlier version if you have it. (Gee, kinda sounds like Vista)
  4. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hmm, am I the only one that likes the new office 2007 and its functions/organization?
    Anyway, do patch up to SP3, though I'm not sure if it would solve the problem. As sprandel17 mentioned, let us know the error message too.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Hmmm.. i think you're the first person i've heard say so! :)
  6. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81

    I dont really hate 2007, I use it at my work all the time its fine you just need to get use to the changes

    Hmm.....sounds like mojave
  7. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    I Love Office 2007, and Vista. I think people just hate the notion of relearning the enhanced product, In other words, "it is too much work".

    Maybe you are having problems receiving or installing MS Updates. Please be more detailed in your description of the problem.
  8. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81

    Im not the one who had the problem tw0rld I think you mean complover
  9. tuant

    tuant TS Booster Posts: 201

    Someone might have set restricions on the notebook preventing you from downloading/installing softwares. Are you log in as the 'administrator'?
  10. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    My Bad!:eek:
  11. complover

    complover TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Here's what it says:
    "access denied"
    It goes through about half of the downloading from the icon on the desktop, but then cancels it at this point. Yes I have tried downloading sp3, it says the same thing. I was able to download sp1 off the internet with no problems
  12. complover

    complover TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Also, I am the adminadstator on my computer.
    Could it have something to do with the internet connection? Should I get the disk???
  13. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81


    Its cool I think everybody knows who you were talking about
  14. complover

    complover TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Anyways... can anyone help me??? Should I get the disk, and if so, where do I get it from
  15. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81

    What I had to do is find a download of sp2, do it on another computer then burn it to a disk and install it on the laptop from the disk
  16. nymama

    nymama TS Rookie

    i need help this is my first question.i cannot download tells me that errors found im not sure.but i also cannot play my windows media player.
  17. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81


    I would start another thread and post the exact problem you are having along with computer specs.

    with out knowing anything we cannot help you
  18. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81

  19. complover

    complover TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Okay, that sounds like a good idea. Also, my friend has a disk, and I have had bad luck with burning CD's (blown out 3 cd burners, the bad luck just follows me:) so would the xpsp2 cd work also???
  20. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81

    Ok let me make sure

    I just want to make sure I have the problem correct you have a laptop that you installed Xp sp1 on now you need to install sp2 but it wont download correctly
    on the laptop from the microsoft website.

    If that is the problem then what I suggested might work, To answer you question installing sp2 from a cd will work I have done it, as a matter of fact I have a copy of Xp that does not have sp2 so I burned it seperately now when I install it I have to make sure that I install sp2 also because things wont work right if i dont.

    I think that there was a upgrade or fix before sp2 came out that included a new version of the installer I think 3.1 if you do not have this you cant upgrade anything. (I know I had this problem once but can't remember specifics)

    Also is this a legal copy of XP if not this is another problem you wont be able to use the windows genuine advantage which is what all of their updates go through now including office 2007 ( the genuine advantage software installs automatically and from then on out it when you use the windows update it checks that software)

    and you still havent given the exact error message so with the limited info I have there are the only a couple solutions I can come up with. You should copy the entire error message.
  21. nymama

    nymama TS Rookie

    i have a dell dim 3100 and i cant dowload anything aswhile as useing my cd. wont play any cd.comp is only 1 year old dont know what to do anyone can help me. im useing windows xp
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