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      06-15-2007
......I'm selling my old (512ram - Athlon 2.2) PC and decided to do a
complete re-format/re-install of Win XP home..... no probs all went well
until I downloaded SP2 to a CD (from another PC) and tried to install on the
old PC.... about 2/3 rds through it just gave me something about unable to
install - abort - cancel - retry.... just had to abort without full
install...

Anyone know why ?

Its a 'proper' full price not pirated XP Home CD by the way...


 
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      06-15-2007

"ADVID" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> .....I'm selling my old (512ram - Athlon 2.2) PC and decided to do a
> complete re-format/re-install of Win XP home..... no probs all went well
> until I downloaded SP2 to a CD (from another PC) and tried to install on
> the old PC.... about 2/3 rds through it just gave me something about
> unable to install - abort - cancel - retry.... just had to abort without
> full install...
>
> Anyone know why ?
>
> Its a 'proper' full price not pirated XP Home CD by the way...



Advid

"re-install of Win XP home..... no probs all went well "
So that part is all ok, shouldn't think the source of your 'A/C/R' lies
here.

"downloaded SP2 to a CD (from another PC)" + "about 2/3 rds through it just
gave me something about unable to
install - abort - cancel - retry.... "

Now I don't know about you but that tells me there is something wrong with
your SP2 CD!

Have you tried getting another copy or downloading it direct from MS?

Best
Paul.



 
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George
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      06-15-2007
ADVID wrote:
> .....I'm selling my old (512ram - Athlon 2.2) PC and decided to do a
> complete re-format/re-install of Win XP home..... no probs all went
> well until I downloaded SP2 to a CD (from another PC) and tried to
> install on the old PC.... about 2/3 rds through it just gave me
> something about unable to install - abort - cancel - retry.... just
> had to abort without full install...
>
> Anyone know why ?
>
> Its a 'proper' full price not pirated XP Home CD by the way...


Here's my 2 cents. Some motherboards won't accept SP2. I have a soyo
that wouldn't let SP2 install. I have since flashed the bios and it
might take it now, but I have a lot of programs added that just ain't
worth trying SP2 again. You should download SP2 from microsucks but I
doubt there's anything wrong with the copy you tried to use. SP2 is a
good thing when it works, but you certainly aren't the first one to have
troubles trying to get it to install.


 
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      06-15-2007
ADVID <(E-Mail Removed)> pinched out a steaming pile
of<46724977$0$30323$(E-Mail Removed)>:

> .....I'm selling my old (512ram - Athlon 2.2) PC and decided to do a
> complete re-format/re-install of Win XP home..... no probs all went

well
> until I downloaded SP2 to a CD (from another PC) and tried to install

on the
> old PC.... about 2/3 rds through it just gave me something about

unable to
> install - abort - cancel - retry.... just had to abort without full
> install...
>
> Anyone know why ?
>
> Its a 'proper' full price not pirated XP Home CD by the way...
>

Suuuuuuuuure it is

Try disabling all your AV softwarz you has running first?

HTH


 
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