I have been trying for over a week to upgrade my Windows XP (home edition) from SP1 to SP2.
I have downloaded the SP2 to my destop and when I run it I get the same erro every timer:
es.exe in use open or busy by another application.
Today I tried following the fix in this article:
I tried to locate the registry key error by putting the setupapi.log in verbose mode as recommended. But after the install fialed and I searched the log I did not find any lines with
Error 5: Access is denied
I then proceeded to reset the registry permissions :
Method 2: Reset your operating system back to the default settings
To reset your operating system back to original installation default security settings, follow these steps:
I used this MS fix to do that:
I then tried the install again but was still unsuccessful.
I rebooted in Safe Mode but the install failed again with the same error.
Unfortunately I cannot install my antivirues software until I upgrade to SP2 but I cannot upgrade to SP2.
I also tried running Process Explorer and kiling everything tied to services.exe except what was needed to keep the pc up, like rpc service and lass.
I would appreciate any assistance that can be provided, thank you.