reinstalling issues

Posted: 03-18-2005, 07:21 PM
I'm planning to redo my HDD and have a few questions about reinstalling XP:
Once I complete the primary install process from my "Setup Disks" my system
will have XP Home and most of my applications installed ... at this point I
usually start "updating" things and would download/install SP1, etc. until
I've updated the system to SP2.

I have SP2 on CD ... does that CD also contain all the updates that were
part of SP1 (and everything in between?)

Do I need the updates from SP1 or can I go right to SP2?

Is it possible to get SP1 on CD?

reinstalling issues


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Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: reinstalling issues
Posted: 03-18-2005, 08:31 PM
SP2 supersedes SP1 in its entirety. Therefore, you only
need to install SP2.

To make your reinstallation easier, create a new Windows XP
CD with SP2 slipstreamed and then install.

Either one of the following utilities makes slipstreaming
(integrating) SP2 into Windows XP a breeze:

Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?act...showarticle=49

or

AutoStreamer 1.0.33 (preferred)
http://www.wbeta.com/comments.php?shownews=1063&catid=2

Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Direct Download
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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Windows XP - Shell/User
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Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...xp/choose.mspx

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"JamesP" wrote:

| I'm planning to redo my HDD and have a few questions about reinstalling XP:
| Once I complete the primary install process from my "Setup Disks" my system
| will have XP Home and most of my applications installed ... at this point I
| usually start "updating" things and would download/install SP1, etc. until
| I've updated the system to SP2.
|
| I have SP2 on CD ... does that CD also contain all the updates that were
| part of SP1 (and everything in between?)
|
| Do I need the updates from SP1 or can I go right to SP2?
|
| Is it possible to get SP1 on CD?
george
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Re: reinstalling issues
Posted: 03-18-2005, 08:37 PM
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"JamesP" <JamesP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:183CCC2C-6777-44A2-985D-E7B465E98B8D@microsoft.com...
> I'm planning to redo my HDD and have a few questions about reinstalling
> XP:
> Once I complete the primary install process from my "Setup Disks" my
> system
> will have XP Home and most of my applications installed ... at this point
> I
> usually start "updating" things and would download/install SP1, etc. until
> I've updated the system to SP2.
>
> I have SP2 on CD ... does that CD also contain all the updates that were
> part of SP1 (and everything in between?)
Yes, SP's have always been cumulative, so SP2 includes every update from
release of product up to and including SP2.
>
> Do I need the updates from SP1 or can I go right to SP2?
>
No, applying SP2 will also apply SP1 stuff.
> Is it possible to get SP1 on CD?
Frankly, I don't know, but it is not necessary.

As an aside, you might want to check into Slipstreaming your SP2 into the
Source and burning a new CD to install from.
That way you install once and are immediately at SP2 level.
One of the many available descriptions of how to do this can be found at:
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp

hth

george


JamesP
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RE: reinstalling issues
Posted: 03-18-2005, 09:33 PM
Thanks to both Carey and George for their responses! The "slipstreaming" idea
sounds good but won't work with my "Setup Disks" as they use a "ghosting"
system but thanks anyway for the info and suggestion.
 
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