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Downloading SP 2

by Boones / September 18, 2004 6:55 AM PDT

I have tryed to download SP 2 seven time, once through windows updates, 6 times with MSN SP 2 CD, each time, when download is almost complete, I get the following (access denied} I received an E mail from MSN telling me my problem is I don't have correct permissions to access related folders and registry keys. I've made the corrections they have suggested, however I still get the same message Access Denied.

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Re: Downloading SP 2
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2004 7:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Downloading SP 2

I'd try the SAFE MODE install, but have you completed the steps noted at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/sp2_whattoknow.mspx Many will not do Step 3.

Some will not be logged on as Administrator or have used tools to lock the home page or stop services... that are now needed.

Best of luck.

Bob

PS. Your subject title doesn't match your content well?

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well why download it at all
by AussiePete / September 19, 2004 1:07 AM PDT
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haven't u seen the problems associated with sp2?? - if they are not problems with downloading, they are installing it - so why not just wait for the bugs to be corrected.
Peter

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Re: well why download it at all
by millenium0chi / September 19, 2004 1:46 AM PDT

If you don't mind my butting in to say so, this advice is akin to telling someone with a bad spark plug not to drive the car. It's not a solution, it's an avoidance.

Obviously, if the OP is receiving the type of error that he/she is describing, there's a problem with either his/her settings or with the computer itself which is not going to be resolved by ignoring the need for updating their system altogether. I don't pretend to know the correct answer to this problem, especially if MS's advice has failed to work thus far, but I know the answer ISN'T to forget the whole thing.

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It's the heard mentality
by AussiePete / September 19, 2004 3:24 AM PDT

The Bison, like a lot of heard animals run in packs - it is the pack that keeps them alive but sometimes it is the pack mentality that causes many to perish . You see, when a heard of Bison come to a water crossing, the leader usually decides he will cross. The rest of the heard usually follow, regardless of the fact that many in front of them are drowning in the water. In fact, the ones at the rear cant get into the water quick enough. They are driven more by the need to be part of the heard than the (obvious) thought of drowning.
Can u see the analogy???? If you cant well need i say more.

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