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Installing XP SP2 without cd


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#1 iucpa

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:39 AM

When cleaning up a malware problem, I indadvertantly re-installed XP with my original CD. I was able to run a virus scan and Malwarebytes and clean up many isssues, but now I cannot connect to the internet or run several other programs (iTunes, etc.) because I don't have SP2 installed. Did some research and was advised to download SP2 and try to make a bootable CD using Isobuster. Have not been able to get Isobuster to work as described.
Is this a valid way to get SP2 installed or is there a better method? Should I just try to find someone with an XP cd that is SP2? I have XP professional with SP2 - should I just upgrade to it?
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:38 AM

You can download the entire service pack by getting the network installation version which will not require internet access. Download on another PC an tranfer it over.

After you get everything up and running you can use a program like Nlite to create a windows disk including SP2 (and SP3 if you want) and burn it off so you have it later.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 02:08 PM

Installing SP2...has some hiccups that installing SP3 does not have. Depending on the system that you have and the manufacturer....you may need to make yourself aware of their specific instructions for installing SP2.

HP Instructions, Updating to SP2 - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...228&lang=de

SP2 XP Support Ending July 2010 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...ice-packs?os=xp

Really, you ought to be installing SP3...but that's your choice.

Windows Xp Service Pack 3 (sp3) Information - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146857/windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3-information/

Slipstreaming Windows XP To Create a Bootable Windows XP CD or DVD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/

Dell - Installing SP3 - http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...&doclang=en

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 02:38 PM

I was planning on installing SP2 and then SP3 later. Is that the proper procedure or is there a way to install both at the same time?
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:26 PM

As long as SP1 is already installed...a user can just install SP3, which includes SP2.

If SP1 is not already in the installed XP, then the user must go SP2, SP3.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 06:05 PM

I downloaded Isobuster to slipstream. When I select Bootable Disc, I do not see Microsoft Corporation.img, but Arnes Boot Record.img shows up. I am using my original XP cd from Dell that came with the computer. Any suggestions?
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 06:59 PM

Unless it has changed since my last experiment, the dell oem xp disk is not suitable for slipstreaming. It will bluescreen or halt mid install and ask for files that are not available.

For 6.99 plus shipping, Dell will send you a oem xp pro sp3 install disk or a xp home sp2 disk.

Dell did ship quite a few xp service pack NONE oem disks with new computers (I have one) and the one I have required service pack 1a to be installed first before sp2 or sp3 could be installed.


The version of IE on the early Dell disks can't even read the current windows update page and you have to download and install IE 6.x.
sp1a and how to tell for sure which version you currently have:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

sp3 download suitable for burning to cd to install on any system with sp1, sp1a or above:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

I don't remember if the sp3 install updates IE but I think it might.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 07:09 PM

Installing SP3 reverts (for me) to IE7 as the base install, with IE8 featured as one of the many critical updates post-SP3.

That's using a Genuine XP Home CD with SP3 included.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:10 AM

I have used Nlite to slipstream SP3 into dell CD's plus you can add in other critical updates like IE8.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:31 PM

fix: SIF error WinNTDirectories Value 307 with Dell OEM

looks like version 1.4.5 fixed one of the most popular errors.

I will have to try it again with a newer version.

I have dell oem pro sp3 iso's of the green disk but I have a home sp2 that needs slipstreaming.




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