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  • Mid-way through the installation, it says that file missing and reverses all the updates done. The log file created shows error:

    2481.203: DoRegistryUpdates:UpdSpInstallFromInfSection Failed for ProductInstall.GlobalRegistryChanges.Install error: 0x2
    2481.203: INF_REGISTRY Failed
    2481.203: DoInstallation:DoRegistryUpdates failed

    Please help

    Sunday, August 7, 2011 4:58 PM

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  • Do you have your original Windows XP installation disk?  If so, you should run

    sfc /scannow

    from the command prompt.  You may be prompted to insert the disk.


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    Sunday, August 7, 2011 5:30 PM
  • Mid-way through the installation, it says that file missing and reverses all the updates done. The log file created shows error:

    2481.203: DoRegistryUpdates:UpdSpInstallFromInfSection Failed for ProductInstall.GlobalRegistryChanges.Install error: 0x2
    2481.203: INF_REGISTRY Failed
    2481.203: DoInstallation:DoRegistryUpdates failed

    Please help


    WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation

    Read the Internet Explorer prerequisite information (e.g., IE 6 and IE 8 users are affected -- IE 8 must be uninstalled first and IE 6 users will return to IE 7 if they choose to uninstall XP SP3 later)

    The "standalone" version for professionals is a huge download (312MB). I had 3 PCs to update and that made it beneficial to use the full version (plus I wanted to archive this as a future backup).  For just a single PC, the Windows Update facility provides a more efficient download as it only retrieve only the SP components needed based on the PC configuration.
     
    Once you're ready to install, reboot your system for a fresh start

    Shutdown all possible applications that automatically start-up

    Disable your Anti-virus software
    Optional, you may want to temporarily disconnect from the Internet on home PCs to avoid any potential interruptions (only if you're using the standalone version)

    XP SP3 requires considerable disk space (1GB or more of free space needs to be available). Make certain you have enough free temporary space. If your hard drive is almost full, use the disk clean-up tool and delete all unneeded items.

    Start the XP SP3 install process and read/accept the various prompts offered

    Do not use your system for any other activity while it's running

    Be patient as the update process could require 30 to 60 minutes depending on system speed, free space, and other factors

    Reboot your system as prompted

    After the final settings have been made following the reboot, I usually perform an additional reboot to test out the change and to give the PC a fresh start after applying the service pack.

     

    More information check here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929


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    Sunday, August 7, 2011 6:03 PM