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Re: Need new setup CD for SP2 when mother board upgrade?

David B.
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      4th Oct 2007
Your problem is not related to SP2, having an original or SP1 CD and an SP2
install will not prevent your PC from booting from the CD, you have other
problems, maybe with the disk or your CD drive. Check the BIOS boot order to
make sure the CD drive is listed before the hard drive.


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"Chuck A." <Chuck (E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I have a computer on which I have been running XP Pro for many years. The
> system was upgraded from a previous windows using the original XP Pro
> Upgrade
> CD. The installed system was upgraded using Internet download patches to
> SP2
> long ago. I have installed a newer mother board in the machine and the
> installed windows will not boot because of lack of drivers for the new MB.
> When I attmept to re-install from the original CD, booting setup from the
> original CD also fails because it is pre-SP2 (or SP1) and will not start
> with
> the newer chipset on the MB.
> I downloaded the SP2 setup from MS and created boot floppies. That
> version
> will run setup to the point of needing the CD. It will not accept my CD
> because it is not a SP2 CD.
> So, my question is since I have a valid license for XP Pro on this
> machine,
> is there any way I can get a SP2 setup CD that will install on the new MB?
> Or do I have to purchase a complete new copy of XP Pro and spend even more
> $
> on this computer?

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