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Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install?


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#1 cute0206

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:43 PM

i'm trying to do a system recovery on my older dell laptop that won't start. the following link from microsoft only has the setup disks for service pack 1 and 2. where do i download the one for service pack 3? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:06 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/
Please read the tutorial above from BC tutorials -

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:46 PM

i don't have an existing copy of Windows XP though

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:02 PM

Hi -
Do you actually have a Floppy Drive for your laptop ? Most laptops did not have Floppy drives, only CD drives -

If you can make Floppy disks then we can make a CD from that - From there we just install SP3 later -

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:12 PM

If your Win XP edition is the retail version or not the OEM disc,and still have the product key or sticker, borrow an install disc of same type from a friend or someone you know.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:38 PM

If the recovery partition is still intact yo can try F11 at the DELL startup screen.
That should start the recovery process and put the system back to an "out of the box" state.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:42 PM

i'm sorry, i'm not really tech savvy, i guess i don't have a floppy drive, i thought i could just download to any external storage device:-(

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 03:18 AM

We don't now yet what model is this laptop. :huh: OP, What model is your laptop?

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