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I am trying to install XP on an older machine and I am currently installing all of the updates for windows, I have gotten up to service pack 2 so far, however when I goto install SP2 it comes up with an error and cancels the install. I'm thinking I need to re-download it but I don't know how to delete the old download. I'm not even sure if I'm going about this the right way. What do you guys think I should do? Thanks.
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Service Pack 2 should of been the first thing Windows Update gave you (minus the actual update to windows update) as far as I know.

SP2 includes all previous updates so if your installing updates before SP2 somethings wrong.

Try the standalone SP2.
http://www.soft32.com/download_992.html
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Thanks for the link but i still get the same error, it says and internal error has occurred
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Originally Posted by FireMarshallBill View Post
Thanks for the link but i still get the same error, it says and internal error has occurred
http://www.petri.co.il/wu_problems_800a138f.htm

This page will help you trouble shoot and delete temp windows update files. See if that helps..

Solution 4 tells you how to delete all your windows update temp files. However, i'm not sure this will help since the standalone errors too.

You could also try running CCleaner, deleting your prefetch, and what not... It seems like something was corrupted, probably a temp file.
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Originally Posted by FireMarshallBill View Post
Thanks for the link but i still get the same error, it says and internal error has occurred
If you can't install the deploy-able version then it's format/reinstall time.
This time around install SP2 first, then the rest of the updates. Chances are you installed something before SP2, and this is causing the issue.
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Dang O well thanks
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Yea I was just coming back to say.... If I have problems with 48hrs of a reformat its time to reinstall again.

Make sure you set stock speeds when reformating, even on a stable overclock.
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post #8 of 8
This might do the trick. I had to re-install XP more times than I can count and always had a problem gettings updates to work after.

http://www.overclock.net/windows/277...ml#post3191425
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