SP2 won't install "Acces Denied"



kckel
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
I get this message after the long and tedious attempt to install SP2. I've
tried doing it from download and even got the CD. Same result. I am logged on
as administrator and have everything enabled.

Would like to update...any one know what's going on?

XP Home on a Dell Dimension 8200

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
You receive an "Access is denied" error message when you try
to install Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/873148

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"kckel" wrote:

| I get this message after the long and tedious attempt to install SP2. I've
| tried doing it from download and even got the CD. Same result. I am logged on
| as administrator and have everything enabled.
|
| Would like to update...any one know what's going on?
|
| XP Home on a Dell Dimension 8200

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
Start here:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/acdensp2.htm

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"kckel" <kckel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BA6800CB-7A32-4E4C-B68F-3390D655C1DC@microsoft.com...
>I get this message after the long and tedious attempt to install SP2. I've
> tried doing it from download and even got the CD. Same result. I am logged
> on
> as administrator and have everything enabled.
>
> Would like to update...any one know what's going on?
>
> XP Home on a Dell Dimension 8200

kckel
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
OK...I followed the instructions and found the entry in the registry and
enabled both the full control and read in the permissions. I rebooted and
tried to install SP2 and again I got the access denied message. I checked the
registry and it had gone back to the way it was before...

Where to go from here? I've changed the registry again...should I try and
reinstall SP2?

Kelly

TaurArian
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm#Cannot_install_Service_Pack_2
Cannot install Service Pack 2

kckel wrote:
> I get this message after the long and tedious attempt to install SP2.
> I've tried doing it from download and even got the CD. Same result. I
> am logged on as administrator and have everything enabled.
>
> Would like to update...any one know what's going on?
>
> XP Home on a Dell Dimension 8200


SP2 won't install "Acces Denied"