I am sure you are already using good installation methods, but sometimes
they are worth mentioning. Please take a look at the readme file(s)
included with the product(s). Best practice for Windows 2000 and Windows
XP installations include
- logging in as local administrator (the domain matching the machine name)
as opposed to a user with administrator rights;
clearing the system temporary folder --
<system partition letter>:\Documents and Settings\<%userprofile%>\Local
Settings\Temp, but not always, could be <system partition
and stopping all un-needed services particularly monitoring services such
as anti-virus programs.
MSConfig, native to Windows XP can help stop services. To use go to Start
| Run, and type MSConfig. On the General tab select Selective Startup and
clear the four check boxes beneath it (leave Use Original BOOT.INI
selected). Next Click the Service Tab and check the Windows Installer.
Many installations require this service be running. Click Apply, Close,
and restart the computer per the prompts.
To return the MSConfig to Normal Start after you have completed the
installation, select Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services
on the General tab.
This next suggestion is a long shot. Please try installing the WCU
(Windows Component Upgrade) outside of the wizard. Run the Setup.exe from
the non-number disk labeled Windows Component Upgrade. It will prompt you
to insert CD #1, but ignore by selecting 'No'. If the WCU installation can
be satisfied, you should be able to proceed with #2 from the 1/2/3 dialog
I hope this helps.
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