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Saving Files And Software Programs To A Cd


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#1 Jove

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:55 PM

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
System Manufacturer Compaq
System Model Presario 4403US
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~1395 Mhz

I would like to Upgrade from WXP sp1 to WXP sp2 and want to know can I save my software programs to a CD, like Acrobat Reader and Virus Scanner Software etc.

If so any how ? Please.


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:22 PM

If your going from Windows XP Home Edition SP1, to Windows XP Home Edition SP2, it's not really an upgrade that will make major changes your system.
It's just an installation of a service pack.
It shouldn't affect anything on your computer.
Just make sure your computer is infection free, before the install.

In answer to your question, though, there's no way to save, installed programs, short of imaging the disk, and if you did that, then restored it, you'd be back to SP1, again.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:37 PM

In attempting to install W Service Pack 2, I received this message;

The installation was interupted and needs to stop.

Then I received this;
The system is unstable, go to Add and Remove and Remove Service Pack 2.

Your advice will be appreciated.

P.S. I am moving this to WXP Forum.

Edited by Jove, 16 November 2007 - 10:42 PM.

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:23 AM

<<The system is unstable, go to Add and Remove and Remove Service Pack 2.>>

This particular message is really telling the user how to remove the incomplete install (before attempting another), see
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/878455

I suggest running chkdsk on your system and defragging it...before attempting to install SP2 again. Not sure why your system becomes unstable but those are the two easiest items to take care of in order to maximize system stability.

Run chkdsk to completion on the C: partition, then run defrag on same partition. Then try your SP2 install again.

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:41 PM

I would also thoroughly scan your hard drive with your AV and anti-spyware applications before following Hamluis's good advice.
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 09:43 PM

I ran chkdsk and got;
Warning F parameter not specified, the scan ran to completion but I am not sure it ran on Disk C; as you suggested;


Shouldn't I specify the disk letter when I run chldsk, from start/run ?

If I type in chkdsk f/ , I get ; do I want to restart and <Y-N>
if I type Y- the cursor sits there and nothing happens ?

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:17 AM

OK :thumbsup:.

If you are going to use the RUN as a start point, type in chkdsk /r (not f, r includes the f functions and more).

If you ran it without any letter, then all it did was just read, did not correct anything. The /r factor is the most complete correction/recovery mode of chkdsk.

Start/Run....chkdsk /r You don't have to indicate what drive/partition is intended, it will run on the C: partition by default and those messages are normal (about it running on the next boot), since chkdsk /r cannot run on the boot drive while it is being used (XP is open).

Sorry for the confusion.

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