Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

If my friend has SP2 and I have an OEM SP3 CD can I repair his system?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 rico002

rico002

  • Members
  • 20 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:VA/ DC
  • Local time:07:05 PM

Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:43 PM

he got the BSOD...do u think if i run my OEM SP3 it will solve his problem? Or do i need a Sp2 cd to match his system?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 DaChew

DaChew

    Visiting Alien


  • Members
  • 10,317 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:millenium falcon and rockytop
  • Local time:08:05 PM

Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:53 PM

he got the BSOD...do u think if i run my OEM SP3 it will solve his problem? Or do i need a Sp2 cd to match his system?



If he has oem home installed you could run this disk as a repair disk

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116511

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

blue screens have many causes, repair disk only fixes some, and then it might only repair the bootup and you have to finish removing malware
Chewy

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

#3 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,272 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:07:05 PM

Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:55 PM

A user can always use a more current version to repair (SP3 on anything, SP2 on SP2 and below, etc.), but it's one-way traffic. A user with SP3 installed cannot use a SP2 version CD to effect a repair of XP.

Of course, a valid license/key will have to be used with the repair install effort. Bear in mind that there are some situations that a repair install cannot/will not overcome.

If you are referring to just using the Recovery Console, the SP level doesn't matter.

And, of course, it must be same XP version (Home for Home, Pro for Pro).

Louis

#4 rico002

rico002
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 20 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:VA/ DC
  • Local time:07:05 PM

Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:59 PM

he got the BSOD...do u think if i run my OEM SP3 it will solve his problem? Or do i need a Sp2 cd to match his system?



If he has oem home installed you could run this disk as a repair disk

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116511

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

blue screens have many causes, repair disk only fixes some, and then it might only repair the bootup and you have to finish removing malware



yea I have the oem sp3 cd, and like his bsod just flashes and then restarts which is really annoying cuz i cant get the code.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users