Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File


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Martin Healy

Hi,

I've recently downloaded the Windows XP SP3 ISO -9660 CD image file @
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e.
Is it possible to burn this ISO image file to a blank CD-RW disc? Will I be
able to boot a windows XP PC from this disc or is it necessary to install
this image file after launching or loading my Windows XP operating system.
By any chance does the Windows XP ISO 9660 image file contain the Windows XP
operating system as well as service pack 3 which would allow a user to use
their own product key?

I have a brand new copy of windows xp professional that doesn't come
preinstalled with any service packs and that I haven't still activated or
used yet. I'm wondering can I use the XP service pack 3 ISO-9660 CD image
file to update my windows xp professional copy to service pack 3? Also,
could I burn the Windows XP Service Pack 3 ISO 9660 CD image file to a blank
DVD+RW disc or does the blank disc need to be a CD-RW or CD-R disc?

I welcome any assistance or suggestions from peolple out there to my
questions above.

Thanks

Martin
 
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Peter Foldes

Martin

You cannot boot with that SP3 that you downloaded. You need to slipstream that SP to
your XP install CD providing it has SP1 already on it.
Also you will need to convert the SP3 that you download from the ISO image
beforehand you do the above

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peter

It is necessary to install your operating system 1st.
Then insert the CD/DVD that you burned the iso to and install
the SP3.

peter
 
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Martin Healy

Peter,

Thanks for your response. The Windows XP service pack 3 file that I
downloaded was actually the ISO-9660 CD image and I don't think it can be
used for slipstreaming purposes. The Windows XP service Pack 3 file in the
WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe format which is found under Network
Installation Package @
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4
is meant for slipstreaming. By the way, will I be able to slipstream service
pack3 into my XP install CD if it doesn't have service pack 1 preinstalled?
It looks from your response, that I will need at least service pack 1 before
I can attempt to slipstream service pack 3. Is that correct? I thought
windows xp SP 3, being a cumulative service pack, contains all previous
service packs such as SP 1. Then why is it necessary to have service pack 1
installed on my XP install CD before attempting to slipstream service pack 3
into it? The system requirements for the Windows XP service pack 3
(WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe) on the download web page @
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4
listed windows xp professional without any service packs. It mentions
Windows XP with service pack 1 as well but it also mentions windows xp with
no service pack. So this is why I'm not sure if it is imperative to have
service pack 1 installled before attemptting to slipstream XP SP3 into my XP
install CD.

I would welcome any further suggestions or comments to my reply above.

Thanks

Martin
 
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Martin Healy

Peter,

Thanks for this reply as well and clarifying this below. Does this mean I
can use a blank rewritable DVD disc instead of a blank rewritable CD disc to
burn the downloaded ISO image file. If my windows xp professional machine
doesn't have service pack 1 installed before installing the iso SP3 image
file, will it work? It's my guess that it should work because service pack 3
contains all earlier service packs. But I've read some feedback from people
online that service pack 1 may be required beforehand. Is this true?

Thanks

Martin
 
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Martin Healy

Peter,

Thanks for this reply as well and clarifying this below. Does this mean I
can use a blank rewritable DVD disc instead of a blank rewritable CD disc to
burn the downloaded ISO image file. If my windows xp professional machine
doesn't have service pack 1 installed before installing the iso SP3 image
file, will it work? It's my guess that it should work because service pack 3
contains all earlier service packs. But I've read some feedback from people
online that service pack 1 may be required beforehand. Is this true?

Also see my other reply.
 
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Martin Healy

What is the purpose of having the Windows XP service pack 3 file in an ISO
image format when you can't boot to it?
 
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Peter Foldes

It looks from your response, that I will need at least service pack 1 before
I can attempt to slipstream service pack 3. Is that correct?
Yes
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