Slipstreamed XP boot CD - unnecessary request for service pack dis


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Adam Skeaping

I have a Sony Vaio laptop for which I've lost the original XP Home OS
installation disc, but windows will no longer boot and needs repair as from
an installation CD. I've tried a Linux-based UBCD, but it refuses to boot.

I have on a backup drive just the i386 folder from the Vaio's original
pre-Service Pack Windows folder, so I made a Windows installation boot CD
with SP3 slipstreamed on to it. This booted OK but then asked me to insert
the disk labeled Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 CD into Drive A:, so
I made a new boot cd with the addition of the files WIN51, WIN51IP,
WIN51IP.SP1, WIN51IP.SP2, but I still get the same request. Any idea why, or
what I might try next to get rid of this barrier to repairing XP Home?

Presumably I can't repair this installation with a recent XP Pro
installation disk that I've already used to licence XP on my desktop computer.

If there's no solution directly to my problem, if I temporarily installed
the above XP Pro on another partition of the disk, could I boot to that and
repair the 'proper' XP Home partition by running the installation program
from the XP Home slipstreamed i386 folder and telling it to repair the
problem partition?
(It goes without saying that I'd delete the temporary installation of Pro
once I had the Home partition fixed.)
 
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Peter Foldes

Hint. SP3 needs SP1 to be already installed. You cannot go directly to SP3 you will
need SP1 beforehand

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Stefan Kanthak

Peter Foldes said:
Hint. SP3 needs SP1 to be already installed. You cannot go directly to SP3 you will
need SP1 beforehand
Wrong! READ AGAIN! Carefully!
He slipstreamed SP3, which has NO preconditions!

BTW: The tagfiles which have to be present in the root directory
are WIN51, WIN51IC and WIN51IC.SP3.
A WIN51IC.SP1 or WIN51IC.SP2 in the root directory just indicates
that SP1 or SP2 had been slipstreamed before, which is but not
necessary.

The message "Insert *** SP1 CD" is most probabyle due to a wrong
\i386\TXTSETUP.SIF and/or \i386\LAYOUT.INF

Stefan
 
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Peter Foldes

LOL. And all this from someone still using OE 5. You cannot slipstream SP3 to a bare
bone XP. It will not work. You need to have at least SP1 installed before
slipstreaming SP3

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Stefan Kanthak

Peter Foldes said:
LOL. And all this from someone still using OE 5.
See MS10-030: it is SUPPORTED!
You cannot slipstream SP3 to a bare bone XP. It will not work.
I can. Of course it works. STOP SPREADING FUD!
You need to have at least SP1 installed before slipstreaming SP3
Wrong! GET YOURSELF A CLUE!

Stefan
 
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Peter Foldes

Are you talking about this below
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-030.mspx

That Bulletin above has nothing to with our issue here.You better study a little bit
more before sending signal to the finger. I leave you to your belief and I will
stick with the knowledge that I have from experience over 20 yrs.

Just to repeat: You need at least SP1 on XP before you can slipstream SP3 unto it

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Andy

youre wrong i install xp pro every year with the windows xp dvd then service
pack 3 cd directly and it works just fine.
 
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Andy

and if you have an up to date windows xp dvd it already has service pack 1
in it mine has service pack 2 right out of the case:)
any one who has a dvd with service pack one only has the first rerelease of
windows xp.
 
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John John - MVP

Which is why you can install SP3 *after* Windows XP is installed. If
your Windows XP CD were the gold release without any service pack you
would need to install one of the previous service packs before you could
successfully install SP3.

But, Peter is being trolled... There is a difference between upgrading
an *existing* Windows XP installation to SP3 and doing a clean
installation of Windows XP with SP3 integrated. Windows XP can be clean
installed directly to SP3... as long as the integration is done properly
(the /integrate switch in Vista and Server 2008 will cause the Product
Key to be refused during the installation) and as long as you are not
trying to do this with a Media Center or N version.

John
 
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Stefan Kanthak

Peter Foldes said:
Are you talking about this below
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-030.mspx

That Bulletin above has nothing to with our issue here.
Start learning to read in context!
You better study a little bit
more before sending signal to the finger. I leave you to your belief and I will
stick with the knowledge that I have from experience over 20 yrs.
Whoa. 20 years. And nothing learnt.
BTW: XP SP3 was released just some 2 years ago.
Just to repeat: You need at least SP1 on XP before you can slipstream SP3 unto it
Stubborn repetition of some false claim doesn't make it a truth.

See <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950722/en-us>, "More information"

Stefan
 
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John John - MVP

The "gold" release is the *first* release of the operating system in
2001, it surely didn't have SP2 incorporated and it wasn't released on DVD.

John
 
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smlunatick

youre wrong i install xp pro every year with the windows xp dvd then service
pack 3 cd directly and it works just fine.
XP never was delivered on DVD.

XP "gold" generally means the original XP CD delivered without any
service pack "integrated" in it.

XP, without at least Sp1 install, will not let SP3 to be installed.
At least this is what happens with a "non-patched" XP.
 

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