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Windows XP SP3 Silent Install Issue!

    Question

  • Hi there!  I am having a major issue with SP3 for Windows XP doing a silent install.  I have used all the switches and nothing worked.  I have reviewed many websites and can't find a solution.

    Here are the switches I have used.

    O:\"BatchInstall\Windows XP SP3\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" / quiet / norestart
    and
    O:\"BatchInstall\Windows XP SP3\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" / Z / U

    Z=Do Not Restart
    U=Unattended Install

    I have visited many websites, and they all say they used these command switches.  Even Microsoft's website:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457071.aspx

    Microsoft claims these are 2 valid procedures.  So I am lost in how to get this to work.  If anyone has any good ideas it would be greatly appreciated.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there.


    Sincerely,
    Mike H.

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 9:04 PM

Answers

  • Your installation path is wrong, please change to
    "O:\BatchInstall\Windows XP SP3\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" / quiet / norestart
    or
    "O:\BatchInstall\Windows XP SP3\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" / Z / U

    Victor
    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:53 AM

All replies

  • Your installation path is wrong, please change to
    "O:\BatchInstall\Windows XP SP3\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" / quiet / norestart
    or
    "O:\BatchInstall\Windows XP SP3\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" / Z / U

    Victor
    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:53 AM
  • Thank you!  That worked perfectly
    Friday, November 28, 2008 11:08 PM
  •  

    Hi Victor:

     

    It appears that you have the answers!

     

    I have an HP Compaq Presario Desktop with AMS Sempron.  I am using IE7.

     

    SP3 is waiting to install on my computer.  Once I tried it and had problems so I did a system restore and never tried again.

     

    Can you walk me through it?

     

    Thanks,

    Lisa

    LisaALanza@aol.com

    • Proposed as answer by pastornewsome Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:01 AM
    Thursday, December 04, 2008 3:17 AM
  • Hi Lisa,

    Could you install SP3 manually?

    Victor
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 5:58 PM
  • Lisa, if AMS=AMD http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/953356/ might be the fix for you.
    Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:06 PM
  •  

    Hi Victor:

     

    It appears that you have the answers!

     

    I have an HP Compaq Presario Desktop with AMS Sempron.  I am using IE7.

     

    SP3 is waiting to install on my computer.  Once I tried it and had problems so I did a system restore and never tried again.

     

    Can you walk me through it?

     

    Thanks,

    Lisa

    LisaALanza@aol.com


    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:02 AM
  • Please refer to this for any further detail:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841

    Saturday, November 05, 2011 8:08 AM