Dis-integrate SP1 to integrate SP2?


G

Guest

Dear all,

I was hoping to install Recovery Console from my WinXP SP1a CD-ROM after
installing SP2 on my computer.
But obiously i got that 'older version' error message and i was instructed
by a KB document at microsoft.com to copy the I386 folder to harddisk and
integrate SP2 with it.
But now, a new problem arises- the update process won't work because SP1a
(and maybe with some other hotfixes) was integrated to my WinXP installation
CD-ROM, and now I just can't integrate SP2 to it...

So, is there anything that i may do to integrate SP2 or install Recovery
console w/o uninstalling my SP2? Thanks!
 
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G

Guest

I've found the solution here (btw, my problem is prolly due to the fact that
my WinXP SP1a is Dell OEM)
http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tips/default.asp?pagetypeid=2&articleid=43566&subsectionid=616

There's no need to Dis-integrate. One only need to trick the Windows SP2
updater by:

"Browse to the I386 file containing the installation files you’re going to
use and delete the following file: SVCPACK.INF. You should also delete the
SVCPACK folder inside here too, along with any folder marked OEM or something
similar. You may also need to remove the WINNT.SIF file if it exists. Once
done, you should find that the slipstream process works, enabling you to
complete your Windows installation CD. "
 

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