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Slip stream Yes or No

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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:29 PM

If one has a 2002 XP- PRO SP-2 OEM CD and has a CD with SP-3 from M/S is there a need for Slip Streaming. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:41 PM

The slipstream disk is far superior to the upgrade in place option

The slipstreamed disk can be used as a repair disk without going all the way back to sp2

Windows is much smaller when you use the xp sp3 clean install

Even with sp3 I had 50 megs of critical updates from MS not including maliscous tool or IE 8

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

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:45 PM

Well...I guess that it depends on whether you like doing things in one step or two.

It makes a difference if you want/need to run sfc/scannow and have SP3 installed...no can do with a CD reflecting SP2.

I prefer the slipstreamed CD.


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:37 PM

Maybe not a need if you have both, but it may be convenient sometime in the future.

There is a good BC article about how to do it here:


Worked for me first time :thumbsup:

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