Installing SP3


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MN

I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).

After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD, can I
install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?

Or, do I have to install SP2 first?

I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I already have
install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.

(I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the SP3
level.)

Please advise.
 
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Alias

MN said:
I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).

After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD, can I
install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?

Or, do I have to install SP2 first?

I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I already have
install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.

(I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the SP3
level.)

Please advise.

Install SP1 first and then SP3.
 
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Bruce Hagen

MN said:
I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).

After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD, can
I install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?

Or, do I have to install SP2 first?

I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I already
have install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.

(I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the
SP3 level.)

Please advise.



Once SP1a is installed, you can skip right to SP3.
 
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Twayne

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MN said:
I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no
operating system).
After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP
install CD, can I install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as
the next step?
Or, do I have to install SP2 first?

I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble
when I already have install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.

(I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN
XP at the SP3 level.)

Please advise.

You have to have SP1, SP1a, or SP2 installed first: Then you can install
SP3.
You would be wise to look up the prerequisites and requirements for
installing SP3 at Microsoft. They have three excellent articles on it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...fd-6f69-4289-8bd1-eb966bcdfb5e&displaylang=en


For starters.



HTH,

Twayne`
 
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Paul

MN said:
I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).

After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD, can I
install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?

Or, do I have to install SP2 first?

I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I already have
install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.

(I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the SP3
level.)

Please advise.

If you start with WinXP Gold (original release), one issue you
might have, is the maximum partition size you'll be able to set
up (at first).

Once you've done SP1A and SP3, then you should be able to use
a partition management application, to stretch the C: partition
to occupy the whole disk.

If you slipstream SP3, maybe you'll be able to use the whole
disk, while the initial install is done. So there might be
a subtle difference, between, Gold+SP1a+SP3 versus slipstream_SP3.

Paul
 
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Big_Al

Paul said this on 5/27/2010 9:47 PM:
If you start with WinXP Gold (original release), one issue you
might have, is the maximum partition size you'll be able to set
up (at first).

Once you've done SP1A and SP3, then you should be able to use
a partition management application, to stretch the C: partition
to occupy the whole disk.

If you slipstream SP3, maybe you'll be able to use the whole
disk, while the initial install is done. So there might be
a subtle difference, between, Gold+SP1a+SP3 versus slipstream_SP3.

Paul

2 side effects from slipstream are that 1) you get no install residue
folders/files from the SPx installs, those $NTuninstall* folders
specifically. And 2) you can also add your drivers for your
motherboard meaning that instantly after install you are up and running.
Oh, and a 3rd possible plus is that if you need a repair of your OS,
you now have the proper CD to repair from. IIRC, you can't do a SP3
repair with a older CD.

You say its a new machine so I assume you have no drive space issues,
but this produces a slimmer footprint after install.
 
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Daave

Big_Al said:
Oh, and a 3rd possible plus is that if you need a repair
of your OS, you now have the proper CD to repair from. IIRC, you
can't do a SP3 repair with a older CD.

Actually, it is possible to do this as long as one boots off the CD
rather than the hard drive (otherwise, the dreaded message about the
version being incorrect will appear). In order for this to work, the
version of IE installed on the hard drive would need to be IE6. (Come to
think of it, this would need to be the case for a regular SP3 CD, too.)

And once the process is complete, the PC user will have reverted to the
earlier service pack level. Not the best way to do things, but it can
work.
 

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