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Quick Question On Windows Xp Format


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#1 daic

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 04:13 AM

I just want to say thank you to whoever posted on my other topics, im still learning and the action i took shed some light on a few things.

With that said, I just decided to reformat my computer and start new. I wanted to know if there was a way to save my network plug-in (im assuming i can. just fine the folder the driver is in)
and if it was better to have an updated XP disk or is it just the same to use a SP1a XP disk and use windows update to update to Sp2 and the rest of the updates?

Kind of a stupid question but ive wondered.

Thanks again in advance.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 08:02 AM

I don't think you can go to WinUpdate with SP1 and update to SP2 anymore.

I just went to the WinUpdate site and verified that.

But you can download SP2 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en Ignore all the rhetoric telling individual users to use WinUpdate.

As for your question, either method will work, after you install the SP2 package onto your SP1 version of XP. Actually, it's probably faster that you cannot download SP2 at the WinUpdate site any more.

I suggest making a slipstreamed CD (sometime shortly after, if not before, doing the install). The primary reason is that, if you should desire to run sfc /scannow (to replace system files) or do a repair install of XP, it will expect/demand a CD that contains SP2. This does not have to be done immediately, but it probably should be done.

I guess that I haven't the slightest idea what you are talking about when you refer to a "network plugin." But I'm sure someone else does and will come along to give you their opinions.

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:37 PM

I didnt think it would matter but i had to ask hehe. I have tried to do a slipstream but it didnt work, tried on two computers.
The network plugin i just meant the ethernet driver, is there a way to save it so i dont have to look for it after format?

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 05:22 PM

Well...XP has some drivers...you can always download it and burn it to CD, save it to hard drive, etc....I guess I still don't see the cause for concern.

Many persons have trouble with slipstreaming and it seems to be a matter of whose guidance they are following.

From what I understand (I haven't done it this way myself), using http://www.nliteos.com/guide/

Someone more familiar with this aspect of slipstreaming will steer you to the right package/method.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 03:40 AM

Thanks for the reply hamluis. I ended up just updating threw windows update,skipping the slip stream, and downloading the network connection driver from the in tel site and saved to my second drive. Hopefully my computer will last me like a year more, by that time i should be able to finally upgrade to a Quad core :thumbsup:

Edited by daic, 07 November 2007 - 03:41 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:51 AM

Peace, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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