SP2 wont install: Access is denied



lngbrds021
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
I can't get SP2 to install properly. I keep getting a message that says
Access is denied. I followed an article from microsoft about changing the
settings on a certain registry key. The article also says to do this for
other keys as well. The only problem is that I can't even acces those keys.
The system says that I don't have access even though I am the administrator
on this computer. The errors are coming up with the following keys.
HKCR\.DVR-MS
..dvr-ms
..CTT\',,messengerContactList\',
Any other ideas.
Thanks

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
Detailed installation walkthrough for Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875364

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6794

Telephone:

(888) SP2-HELP (772-4357)

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Windows XP - Shell/User
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Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"lngbrds021" wrote:

| I can't get SP2 to install properly. I keep getting a message that says
| Access is denied. I followed an article from microsoft about changing the
| settings on a certain registry key. The article also says to do this for
| other keys as well. The only problem is that I can't even acces those keys.
| The system says that I don't have access even though I am the administrator
| on this computer. The errors are coming up with the following keys.
| HKCR\.DVR-MS
| .dvr-ms
| .CTT\',,messengerContactList\',
| Any other ideas.
| Thanks

TaurArian
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Problem Solver

http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm#Cannot_install_Service_Pack_2
Cannot install Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;873148
You receive an "Access is denied" error message when you try to install Windows XP
Service Pack 2

lngbrds021 wrote:
> I can't get SP2 to install properly. I keep getting a message that
> says Access is denied. I followed an article from microsoft about
> changing the settings on a certain registry key. The article also
> says to do this for other keys as well. The only problem is that I
> can't even acces those keys. The system says that I don't have access
> even though I am the administrator on this computer. The errors are
> coming up with the following keys. HKCR\.DVR-MS
> .dvr-ms
> .CTT\',,messengerContactList\',
> Any other ideas.
> Thanks


SP2 wont install: Access is denied