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    XP Service Pack 3 Problem

    I been installing XP SP 3 on the machines around the school there is one more to go and having a problem to install it.. i have tryed to re-install it few times aswell but no luck.. the screenshot is below if anyone can help me out here..
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    Looks like a corrupt install package, have you tried (re)downloaded the redistrubtion SP3 from microsoft.com/downloads?

    Might be an issue with how it's extracted (normally %temp%) could be AV I guess.

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    got enough disk space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    got enough disk space?
    Though it checks this before installing... wait... just remember who made it.

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    one issue i found with sp3 is that if you wrote a vb script that got the date it returned it in American format and not how the regional/locale state it should be.

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    Try to find the file tip.htm on the machine (should be in c:\windows\web); check to see if it's read-only or has weird permissions. You can probably delete it - it will be replaced by the SP when it installs.

    @penfold_99 - have you seen MS KB 951978 - this seems to have a fix for your problem.

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    It looks like a permissions problem to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    It may just be one of those imaginary things (like washing your car makes it drive better!) but I've found machines to run faster if you do a fresh install with SP3 already integrated, rather than adding SP3 to an SP2 build.
    I worked with someone who used to install Windows XP the put SP1 on then SP2, when I said why don't you "build" an XP SP2 CD then install using that, he replied, it seems a bit... dodgy. Personally I don't like wasting my time replace files when you could just install a new one and save a LOAD of time.

    Still this only works on new builds. Reinstalling can be a bad idea if you haven't plan a quick way of doing it, especially when you'll looking at a room or even a school full!!

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    I worked with someone who used to install Windows XP the put SP1 on then SP2, when I said why don't you "build" an XP SP2 CD then install using that, he replied, it seems a bit... dodgy. Personally I don't like wasting my time replace files when you could just install a new one and save a LOAD of time.
    They've never heard of slipstreaming then? Gibbo's right, it does give better results.

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    No they have, they've never trusted it. Was funny really, they were (are) always getting spam\spyware\trojan\virus as well!

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