XP SP3 install keeps failing

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by rvriet, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. rvriet

    rvriet Guest

    hi all,

    I am trying to install XP SP3 but it has failed many times now with error
    0x8007F0F4 and saying I need to try to install again.

    So I went to the Update Center, downloaded the update manually and tried to
    install from this downloaded file.

    Now it fails with a message saying it cannot install over RDP 6.0 MUI PACK
    KB925877 and I should should uninstall this update, but this is an update
    form January 2008!?!!?

    Moreover, when I try to uninstall this, I get an error saying that uninstall
    may cause hundreds of programs not to run anymore, so I dare not continue.

    Can anyone help me please?

    thanks

    Ronald
     
    rvriet, Oct 26, 2008
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    Engel Guest

    Engel, Oct 26, 2008
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    Jim Guest

    First of all, read the Help & Support article "Steps ti taje befire you
    install Windows XP Service Pack 3" Article ID 950717 (dated May 21, 2008)
    Page 6 of this document lists the most common error messages that you will
    recieve.
    Error 0x8007F0F4 translates to "STATUS_PREREQUISITE_FAILED". (Something
    that must be present is missing. Or something is present that must not
    be.). KB949388 displays potential resolutions. No matter how many times
    you try to install SP3, unless you have resolved this problem, the
    installation will fail.

    The issue, as described on page 1 of KB950717, is that the released version
    of SP3 cannot be installed if you have the KB925877 installed. This latter
    update must be removed if you expect to install SP3.

    My advice is to quit trying to install SP3.

    Jim
     
    Jim, Oct 26, 2008
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  4. rvriet

    rvriet Guest

    Thanks.

    Basically that is a repeatr of the prerequisite, but I find it weird that
    XP3 (July 12008) is incompatible with an update from January 2008 that was
    downloaded by the automatic update itself!

    Moreover, I find it EXTREMELY scary that uninstalling says that hundreds of
    programs may no longer work.

    I need to get me a larger hard disk anyway, so I guess I will wait with the
    install of XP3 until then: get a Ghost copy or something similar on the new
    hard disk, then
    install on the new one, so if there are problems, I can just redo the Ghost
    copy.

    Does that sound as sensible to y'all as it does to me?

    Ronald
     
    rvriet, Oct 26, 2008
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    Engel Guest

    Hi Ronald,

    Where to get help -

    Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (All Languages)

    <http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131>

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
    Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3). This support for SP3 is valid
    until April 14, 2009.

    For more information about this policy, visit the Windows XP Support
    Lifecycle page located at

    <http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223> . Chat and e-mail support
    is available only in the United States and Canada. For all other Windows XP
    issues, visit the Help and Support site at

    <http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173> , and then choose
    your product.

    US:
    <http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131>

    CA:
    <http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11273&gprid=522131>

    UK:
    <http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-uk&prid=11273&gprid=522131>

    AU:
    <http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11273&gprid=522131>

    Other:
    <http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173>
    select Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
    -=-
     
    Engel, Oct 26, 2008
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  6. rvriet

    Jim Guest

    Miserable keyboard just sits there and lets me hit the wrong keys...
    This should read: "Steps to take before you."
    Jim
     
    Jim, Oct 26, 2008
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  7. Windows XP Service Pack 3 installation fails with an error message, and the
    following error is logged in the service pack installation log: "8007F0F4 -
    STATUS_PREREQUISITE_FAILED":
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949388

    How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718

    WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
    Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
    e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select "Windows
    XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 26, 2008
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  8. I *hate* when that happens! <eg>

    Jim wrote:
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 26, 2008
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