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    I have tried to install SP3 twice and gotten an "Access denied" message. There is no explanation what caused the problem. After answering the message there is a rollback of the install.

    Any ideas on determining what the problem is or how to get around it?

    Thanks.

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    In Windows XP Pro, that Administrator account is not listed on the login screen, unless it's the only account on the machine. You can still log into it, though ... by rebooting into 'Safe Mode'. Press F8 when Windows begins to boot, and you'll be given a list of boot options, one of which is 'Safe Mode'. Select that, and the 'Administrator' account will appear on the login screen.

    From here it's easy. Once you've signed in as 'Administrator':



    Right-click on My Computer


    Click on Manage


    Expand Local Users and Groups


    Click on Groups


    Double click on Administrators


    Click on Add


    Enter the account name on this machine that you want to assign administrative privileges to.


    OK your way back out.

    Now reboot your machine normally, and the account you selected should now have administrative access.
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    Thanks.

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    Thanks, JoeP.

    Looks like that's what's happening. One of the suggested solutions should work,

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    Well, I got SP3 to install just fine. BUT, I can't get I.E. 8 to install.
    Last night I.E. 7 downloaded and installed via the Auto Updates. I didn't even ask for it.

    Is there somewhere that someone can find a list of pre-requisites for installing things like SP3 or I.E. 8???

    Something like, you must have SP2 and all its updates, before you can install SP3, or
    you must first have I.E. 7 and all its updates before you can get I.E. 8.......

    Where would we find that kind of info?

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    Hi Dr.,

    SP3 may have installed, but possibly with some problems. Check this MS bulletin on Steps to take... before you install SP3. If IE7 was installed prior to SP3, you might consider uninstalling IE7 and then SP3, and then reinstall SP3 and IE7 in that order. Here is the MS link for tips on uninstalling SP3.

    I know you are having difficulty installing IE8 at this time, but Windows Update will attempt to send that one down the pike just as it did IE7. You can change your Windows Update preference by selecting the option to notify you when updates are available, but allow you to decide when to download and install. In most cases, this will stop any unpleasant surprises, but MS has been known to sneak a few in at times regardless of this setting.

    Do you get any kind of error message when you attempt to install IE8?

    Since you now have IE 7 installed, go to the MS Windows Update site to see if there are any critical or recommended updates for IE7. Windows Update may be a little slow in notifying you of updates.

    I personally am unaware of any central depository of prerequisites for installing MS software. As far as I know, this must be done by searching the MS Knowledge Base. Maybe another lounger has better insight into this issue. SP3 is supposed to include all updates released since the availability of SP2.
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    One rule of thumb to consider when faced with the prospect of downloading many windows updates is:
    Don't download & install everything at once, you'll increase your likelihood of an issue.

    As far as the XP, SP-3 service pack is concerned, it's better to download it from Microsoft's alternate source, like this:
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers
    Download Size: 316.4 MB
    Save the full service pack to disk and periodically check back for additions, you then can install it at your convenience.

    This works particularly well with clean installs.
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