3DS Max 2011 failure to install

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Hi All,

I have been trying to install 3DS Max 2011 on my windows XP SP2 machine for about a dozen times now without any luck. Every time I attempt to install, I get this error message telling me that some of the components could not be updated now and that I should try again after rebooting. I have lost count of times I have tried this and needless to say all these attempts were futile. I fail to understand why I should be prevented from updating any components. For one thing there are no other programs running on this machine at present and I am the only user of this system and I have administrator on this machine. I also ensured that I had logged in as administrator when trying to install the application. Then why can’t this updating of components reach completion? Can anyone throw some light on this issue? I am totally in the dark and any help from you will be greatly appreciated.

Cannot update some system component now. Please reboot the machine and try again.

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3DS Max 2011 failure to install

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You really won’t be able to install Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 on your computer because you are only running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2. Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 requires Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3. Since the problem with the operating system is only with an unsupported Service Pack, the easiest way to fix it is to upgrade to Service Pack 3.

Visit Windows XP Service Pack 3 to upgrade your operating system to Service Pack 3. You are allowed to upgrade to Service Pack 3 since you are using Service Pack 2. For users who are not yet aware, before you can upgrade Windows XP to Service Pack 3, the latest and very last Service Pack upgrade, you need to have first Service Pack 1a or Service Pack 2.

This upgrade package I provided is quite big because it is intended for network installation meaning it is designed for use on multiple computers. Microsoft said that if you are upgrading one computer only, there is a smaller package designed for this but after searching the Microsoft website for almost an hour, I am always redirected to the same network installation package.

They didn’t provide a clear link where to actually download the smaller package designed for one computer only.

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