Can I install XP SP1 and XP SP2 on one computer?

  CLONNEN 11:18 06 Nov 04
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Is it possible to have XP SP1 on say Drive C and XP SP2 on Drive D on the same hard drive?

Will both versions of XP be able to activate okay?

Or does Microsoft only allow one activated version of XP to a computer?

  CLONNEN 11:49 06 Nov 04

The reason I want both versions of XP on my system is that I test software and games on my computer. I have realised that some of the software will be affected by Service Pack 2 and I want to make it clear to my buyers what versions of XP will run the software and which won't.

  CLONNEN 16:02 06 Nov 04

Can anyone help me?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:05 06 Nov 04

It should work ok and I presume that it will be possible to activate it. I have read here of people who have done it by accident...

When doing the second install, choose the option for advanced install and it should be ok.

  Mozarella 16:08 06 Nov 04

Windows XP whether with SP1 or SP2 is only one Operating System. SP2 is a multitude of patches for all the lack of security in the original SP1. I don`t know if you can have XP Pro and XP Home on one computer.

  Mozarella 16:09 06 Nov 04

I`ve just seen the other two posts, better ignore mine.

  Stuartli 16:36 06 Nov 04

SP2 includes SP1.

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