A. When you install a service pack, the installer activates the Print Spooler service if it's not already running. However, if you've disabled the start-up type for this service, the service will fail to start and the computer will display the following error message:
Cannot install the Service Pack. The Print Spooler service is not started.To resolve this problem, perform the following steps to set the service start-up type to manual:
- Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Computer Management snap-in (go to Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, and click Computer Management).
- Select the Services and Applications branch.
- Select Services.
- Right-click Print Spooler, and select Properties.
- Under the "Startup type:" setting, select Manual.
- Click OK.