Windows XP SP2 installation probs

By silent111
Apr 27, 2006
  1. Hi,
    I have been trying to install SP 2 on my PC, I can download the update but when I go to install it, it gets to "backup Reg.inf" (I think) then stops and stays like this until I turn off my PC and suprisingly hasn't install correctly and I have to remove the partial install.

    Any help much appriciated,
  2. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    how are you installing xp-sp2? what's on the machine now? 98? xp-home? or just empty formatted hdd? please clarify what's on the machine now! before xp-sp2?
  3. silent111

    silent111 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    I have SP 1 installed, when I try to install SP 2 it copies the files (sp2) on to my PC, then it tries to backup the old files, this is where it stops and wont go any further, I have tried to format the HDD but doesn't make any difference it still stops in same place.

  4. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    let me get this straight. you have xp-pro-sp1 on your machine. and you're trying to try xp-pro-sp2? is sp2 on a cd? is it the whole xp-pro-sp2? or just service pack 2 updates? can you clarify that?
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