/Windows XP SP3 Installation Hangs at "Running processes after install"

Windows XP SP3 Installation Hangs at "Running processes after install"

We just got the installation media for Acrobat Creative Suite 4. It requires SP3 on Windows XP, so I tried to install SP3 on the machine first.

The first part of the installation went smoothly, but the process got stuck when the installer showed “Running processes after installation.” I waited about one hour and there was no progress. Finally I canceled the installation. Thankfully, the system restored to the previous state automatically.

I searched the internet for clues and didn’t find anything useful. I then realized that I didn’t disable the Anti-Virus program and firewall. On my second try, I disabled those two programs and the whole process finished quickly and without any issues.

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