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Windows XP Service Pack 3 & KB 925877

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Travis, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Travis

    Travis Flightless Bird

    I've just spent hours on trying to get SP3 to install on a Windows XP
    Professional machine and only now stumbled across the article stating that it
    won't install when "RDP 6.0 MUI Pack KB925877" has been installed previously.
    I've installed XP SP3 literally dozens of times over the years and this is
    the first time I've ever seen or heard of this problem; I only discovered it
    by downloading the standalone version of the Service Pack and trying to
    install it - all the other times it just failed without any informative error
    messages that I'm aware of.
    Why on Earth should this bizarre circumstance still exist this many years
    after the OS has been out?
    And why the Devil didn't Windows Update at least give me the same message as
    the standalone "executable" when it failed, rather than just dying on the
    vine and never telling me anything?
    I've just blown a good 4 or 5 hours over something that should never have
    happened in the first place.
    The KB 925877 Update simply installed just like the rest of them did, with
    no warning whatsoever that SP3 had to be installed first.
    So Microsoft, what gives (and why play "I've got a secret" with such a
    critical flaw)?
    It's simply inexcusable this many years down the road!
    How about a warning message or something, at the very least?
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Travis wrote:
    > I've just spent hours on trying to get SP3 to install on a Windows XP
    > Professional machine and only now stumbled across the article stating that it
    > won't install when "RDP 6.0 MUI Pack KB925877" has been installed previously.
    > I've installed XP SP3 literally dozens of times over the years and this is
    > the first time I've ever seen or heard of this problem; I only discovered it
    > by downloading the standalone version of the Service Pack and trying to
    > install it - all the other times it just failed without any informative error
    > messages that I'm aware of.
    > Why on Earth should this bizarre circumstance still exist this many years
    > after the OS has been out?
    > And why the Devil didn't Windows Update at least give me the same message as
    > the standalone "executable" when it failed, rather than just dying on the
    > vine and never telling me anything?
    > I've just blown a good 4 or 5 hours over something that should never have
    > happened in the first place.
    > The KB 925877 Update simply installed just like the rest of them did, with
    > no warning whatsoever that SP3 had to be installed first.
    > So Microsoft, what gives (and why play "I've got a secret" with such a
    > critical flaw)?
    > It's simply inexcusable this many years down the road!
    > How about a warning message or something, at the very least?


    Try disabling your anti virus and any real time anti malware apps. If
    you do get it installed, be sure and reboot TWICE after the install.

    --
    Alias
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed/attempted to install SP3?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    [You could always just hide KB925877.]

    Travis wrote:
    > I've just spent hours on trying to get SP3 to install on a Windows XP
    > Professional machine and only now stumbled across the article stating that
    > it won't install when "RDP 6.0 MUI Pack KB925877" has been installed
    > previously...

    <blithersnippage>
     

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