When the files from the SP3 package are being extracted before installation, you receive the following error message:
When installation of the SP3 package starts, you receive the following error message:
- One gigabyte (GB) of free space to make sure that the SP3 package files are extracted correctly
- Another 1 GB of free space on which to actually install the SP3 package
Note This includes space to create an archive folder that can be later used to uninstall the SP3 package.
- Make sure that you back up your existing Windows XP installation before you perform the following procedure. When you install the Windows XP SP3 package, and you decide not to create a backup, no archive of the files is created on the system drive.
- Make sure that you back up your existing Windows installation before you perform the following procedure. Also, make sure that you test the Windows XP SP3 package on one computer before you perform a mass deployment of the package.
- Obtain the Windows XP SP3 package, and then copy it onto a blank removable media device such as a USB flash drive.
Note Make sure that the removable media device can hold at least 2 GB of data.
- Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
- Change to the USB flash directory. To do this, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:D:Note The D placeholder represents the drive letter for the USB flash drive. This flash drive may be represented by a different drive letter on your computer.
- To create a folder that is named "SP3Files," type the following, and then press ENTER:MD SP3Files
- To extract the Windows XP SP3 installation package to the SP3Files folder, type the following, and then press ENTER:WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe /extract:D:\SP3Files
- To change to the D:\SP3Files\i386\Update folder, type the following, and then press ENTER:cd D:\SP3Files\i386\Update
- To run the Windows XP SP3 installation package, type the following, and then press ENTER: Update.exe /nobackupNote The /nobackup switch enables the option to not create backup files on the system drive.
- So that Windows File Protection can restore a corrupted SP3 file on the system after you install the Windows XP SP3 package
- So that you can install a Windows XP feature that is not installed by default
For more information about how to edit the location in the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 956894 - Last Review: Oct 22, 2008 - Revision: 1