windows xp sp2 problem

By etones ยท 4 replies
Aug 11, 2005
  1. im trying to install sp2 but i keeps failing but doesnt give a reason - the icon in the bottem right corner said that updates were ready so i click it, then it said " how do you want to install updates, windows found 1 update. this update requires that you first accept and end user license argeement then i click express install, then install and it says read the following eula etc, i clicked accept, then it says initializing installation, then says updates were unable to be successfully installed then the following updates were not installed - Windows xp service pack 2. whats wrong with it. any help would be great
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Are you connected to the internet? Do you have a firewall, it may be blocking the installer.
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Get your hands on on of the (free) CDs with XP/SP2 on it.
    Install from there, and NOT via the internet. Even with broadband, a 260MB download takes a fair bit of time.
    When installing via internet, ANY interrruption, and your update is shot! (and your PC might not work any more!)
  4. skoscielak

    skoscielak TS Enthusiast Posts: 42

    I agree, get the disk!
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    Personally, I like to Download and then Install separately. This way I can always
    retry any failed install.

    260mb is massive, and w/o a hispeed connection, the effort will be very frustrating :rolleyes:
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