Jul 072008
 


When installing Windows XP SP3, yoou may be faced with error code 0x87FF054F “Internal error occured”. This can happen, if the Windows Automatic Update service is disabled. Could also be a problem with the “Background Intelligent transfer Service”.

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Jun 222008
 

Those who ran Windows update yesterday or today on your Windows Computer running WIndows XP SP2 or Windows XP SP3 would have found security update KB951376 installed. For those, who look into the details, you would have noted that this update was already installed on the updates from the 11th June. Also, your “Control Panel – Add/Remove programs” might show KB951376 as well as KB951376-v2.

So why the same update ran twice on my pc or why I see 2 entries for the same KB in my Add/Remove Programs??? Well, nothing to panic!

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Jun 222008
 

If you are running Windows Update Service Pack3 (SP3) and you have a critical update KB899589 might fail and you would end up with a Red Icon on the System Tray with a notice on Windows Update about a hidden Critical update. This is a problem in Windows Update.

Basically, this update is not required for your Windows XP desktop or laptop if Service pack 3 (SP3) is already installed.

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May 162008
 

Windows XP Service Pack 3 is a service pack that is cumulative back to the last currently-supported service pack. This means that Windows XP Service Pack 3 contains all the fixes that were included with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you have already installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), you do not have to install Windows XP SP2.

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May 142008
 


Windows XP SP3 installation may fail with the error code 0×80070005 and/or one of the following errors

Service Pack 3 setup error. Access is denied.

Service Pack 3 setup error. Service Pack installation did not complete

This is very likely a restricted registry permission in the Windows Registry. This could be caused an application like Antivius software which changs the System Access Control lists (SACL) causing this issue.

To quickly identify if it really is a registry permission issue check the

C:\Windows\Svcpack.log (or %windir%\Svcpack.log) for something similar to the following lines

DoInstallation:DoRegistryUpdates failed.
Access is denied.
Message displayed to the user: Access is denied

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