My computer with XP Home crashed and after trying to recover it for days I decided instead to try making a new install disc with nlite.
My original installation disc was XP sp2 but over the years it had been updated with sp3 which of course was not on my disc.
I found an ISO copy of sp3 and I followed a very involved set of instructions that should have led to a slipstreamed disc with my original installation disc, the ISO copy of sp3 and in addition all of the updates that had been released up to the date that microsoft stopped issuing further updates for XP.
I then proceeded to make a complete slipstreamed disc with all of this and to use it to do a fresh install of XP on my computer.
I thought that I had followed the fresh install instruction correctly and my computer seemed to install all of this ok. and it started up fine but seemed somewhat different than expected. When I checked the system information on the computer it shows the install as XP Home sp2....
What I want to know is if there is a way to check a slipstreamed disc for accuracy BEFORE using it to reinstall the system?? I have no idea what went wrong with the process so I hesitate to even try it again. Thanks for advice.