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When you install hotfixes to Microsoft Windows XP, some temporary installation files remain on your computer and are not deleted as expected. This behavior occurs for hotfixes that are applied after the installation of Windows XP Service Pack 1.
This problem occurs on computers that have more than one processor. It is more likely to occur on computers with faster processors.
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/EN-US/ )How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.