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#1 oldbod

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:10 AM

Hi everyone,
Could some knowledgable person tell me in detail how one can download service pack 2,and burn to usable disc?
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:32 AM

Hello oldbod and welcome to BC :flowers:

As far as I know, to download SP2, you have to use Windows Update, and I don't know if you can then burn it to a CD. However, you can order a CD-ROM directly from Microsoft for the cost of shipping and handling, probably within $5 or so. It takes about 4-6 weeks to arrive. Here's the link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...us/default.mspx

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:09 AM

Here's a link for the downloadable version: http://207.46.19.190/downloads/details.asp...;displaylang=en
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:40 PM

As for burning to CD...probably (IMO) the best approach (if you have an XP CD) would be to create a slipstreamed/updated XP CD, using a tool like nLite or following the directions from one of the various websites.

nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation - Guide - http://www.nliteos.com/guide/

Slipstreamed Windows XP CD Using SP2 - http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=b...pstreamed+XP+CD

By doing this, you would avoid version problems users experience when attempting to use XP CDs which do not include SP2...to repair current versions of XP.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 04:42 PM

Thank you for all 3 of the very helpfull replies, it gives me a few options to work from.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:54 PM

You're welcome.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 01:59 PM

Here's another link for downloading a burnable SP2 for xp
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
I used this one and just burned the .exe file of it to a CD. all i gota do is pop it in and click and SP2 is on its way :thumbsup:




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