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I have an old XP computer which has SP1 Installed. I've bought a new computer which is Vista. I've also purchased a "Belkin Easy Transfer Cable" which will let me transfer all my files from my old computer to my new one.

However to use the "Belkin Easy Transfer Cable" I need to have SP2 installed on my old computer. I have an installation CD to do that, but every time I try to install SP2, at the end of the installation "The installation could not be completed." It isn't a problem with a CD though because on my other laptop which was SP1, the CD let me successfully install SP2 on it.

Why is this and how can I install SP2 to my old computer successfully?
 

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Re: Upgrading to Service Pack 2

Here is a link to a walkthrough of installing Service Pack 2. Try following these directions precisely and see if that helps your problem at all.

Good Luck!
 

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Re: Upgrading to Service Pack 2

I installed SP2 from the download link on microsoft.com

After it finished installing I got a message which said "Access is denied". After I pressed OK, I got another message which said "Service Pack 2 installation did not complete. Select 'OK' to undo the changes that have been made."

After I pressed OK, Windows XP Service Pack 2 Removal Wizard popped up and started removing it.

What do I do?
 

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Re: Upgrading to Service Pack 2

Here is a link that seems to have some workarounds that you can try.

This is for advanced users though, so if you don't feel comfortable trying these, post back and we'll try to work something else out

Good Luck,

-Coolfreak
 

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Re: Upgrading to Service Pack 2

Here is a link that seems to have some workarounds that you can try.

This is for advanced users though, so if you don't feel comfortable trying these, post back and we'll try to work something else out

Good Luck,

-Coolfreak
Thanks so much! :D

I had to follow the procedure a LOT of times to fix all of the errors, but it finally worked!

Thanks again,
azra
 
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