Reinstallation of XP and Slipstreaming

  Procrastinus 15:04 25 Oct 09
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Found an article in PC Mag.com about slipstreaming/reinstalling WinXP:

'Here's the problem: Once you upgrade to SP2, you won't ever be able to install the original version of Windows XP over it; you have thus rendered the ancient practice of reinstalling the operating system impossible.
The solution is to create a new hybrid installation CD from your original Windows XP CD and a special version of SP2, a process known as slipstreaming.'

Does this also apply if one has to reinstall using a SP2 disc on a SP3 installation - thus making a slipstreamed disc essential?

  ambra4 15:58 25 Oct 09

“Does this also apply if one has to reinstall using a SP2 disc on a SP3 installation”

Yes, the new install will be XP SP2 you will have to install SP3



How To: Slipstream Windows XP & SP3

click here

  Procrastinus 20:57 25 Oct 09

Thanks - it was this phrase that was concerning me:

"you have thus rendered the ancient practice of reinstalling the operating system impossible."

As long as the SP2 disc is still valid even with a subsequent reinstallation of SP3.

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