How do I check a bootable XP CD to see what version it is?


D

Doghouse Riley

I think this disk was slipstramed with SP2 but I do not know for sure.

I don't know how to boot from the CD while keeping it from running
Setup. Setup of course only offers options which write to my HD, I
don't want to do that.

Thanks
 
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Shenan Stanley

Doghouse said:
I think this disk was slipstramed with SP2 but I do not know for
sure.

I don't know how to boot from the CD while keeping it from running
Setup. Setup of course only offers options which write to my HD, I
don't want to do that.
Put it in a working machine.
Close the setup screen that may come up if you have Autoplay enabled.
Use Windows Explorer (not My computer) to explore the contents.
Look for:

win51ip.SP2

In the root of the CD.

If that is there - odds are greatly in your favor it is a
slipstreamed/integrated SP2 CD.
 
S

Shenan Stanley

Doghouse said:
I think this disk was slipstramed with SP2 but I do not know for
sure.

I don't know how to boot from the CD while keeping it from running
Setup. Setup of course only offers options which write to my HD, I
don't want to do that.
Wesley said:
Known RTM (SP0) CD Labels (Windows XP) - TACKtech Corp.
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=226

Known SP1 CD Labels (Windows XP) - TACKtech Corp.
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=283

Known SP2 CD Labels (Windows XP) - TACKtech Corp.
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=342
Yeah - but your CD can actually be named anything you want. *grin*

The file in the root of the CD (win51ip.SP2) is the easiest way I can think
of to confirm a slipstreamed/integrated SP2 Windows XP CD.
 
W

Wesley Vogel

Yeah - but your CD can actually be named anything you want. *grin*

Assuming cd names were not changed to protect the innocent.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

Did you make the CD?
If not I would be very suspicious of it.
If you have any doubt at all, discard it and make yourself another using
your Windows XP CD and SP-2 downloaded or ordered directly from Microsoft.
This would be a very bad start on even a slight chance for tampered code.
 

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