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Installing Windows XP SP2 for the Home edition

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  • Installing Windows XP SP2 for the Home edition

    I have attempted to install this upgrade about 20 times over the last 6 months or so. Everytime I have the same problem. It takes about 30 minutes for the install, then when I restart the computer to complete the installation I get a continuous reboot situation. The Microsoft site discusses a UMAX scanner driver which causes this problem. I do not believe I have this driver as I have a HP psc 2510 all-in-one and I cannot determine that it uses the UMAX driver.
    I contacted the manufacturer of the computer and they gave me no help. All they said was SP2 was too buggy and they recommended agaist the installation. I am afraid I will miss some critical upgrades if I do not install this.

    I hope someone can help me.


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    Try unistalling SP and the scanner. Install SP2 and see if you have the same problem. WindowsUpdate should allow you update each patch individually without installing the whole SP.


    • #3
      I don't have the UMAX driver but will uninstall my HP multifinction and see if that helps.

      I apologize for posting on this forum. I think it may be really for MCSE professionals and I just stumbled upon it.

      Thank you for the reply.