Repair XP Pro retail version

Posted: 12-28-2008, 08:03 AM
A few notes.
1. Problems too many to list. I'll try this before reformating computer. It
worked on my old Win98se before I reformatted and upgraded to XP Pro. This is
a home made computer, legal XP PRO SP2 retail version, stand alone, no
network.

2. I'm going to do a repair of my XP Pro SP2 Retail version. In reading the
warning #1 in link -
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI, I do not have the
" To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R" option
but only "Upgrade -recomended" window when I choose install from my disk in
my CDROM menu. Is the upgrade the same as repair?

3. I have read other Microsoft KB's and maybe I'm just not reading it right,
but they seem to contradict some things in the above link.
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q312369. Do I follow
the Microsoft site instructions or michael stevens site info?

4. Slip streaming is mentioned for SP2 above. However, a note in
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
says -"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A
smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update."

Can someone clear these items up?
Thanks



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Joe T
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Repair XP Pro retail version
Posted: 12-28-2008, 08:03 AM
A few notes.
1. Problems too many to list. I'll try this before reformating computer. It
worked on my old Win98se before I reformatted and upgraded to XP Pro. This is
a home made computer, legal XP PRO SP2 retail version, stand alone, no
network.

2. I'm going to do a repair of my XP Pro SP2 Retail version. In reading the
warning #1 in link -
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI, I do not have the
" To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R" option
but only "Upgrade -recomended" window when I choose install from my disk in
my CDROM menu. Is the upgrade the same as repair?

3. I have read other Microsoft KB's and maybe I'm just not reading it right,
but they seem to contradict some things in the above link.
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q312369. Do I follow
the Microsoft site instructions or michael stevens site info?

4. Slip streaming is mentioned for SP2 above. However, a note in
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
says -"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A
smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update."

Can someone clear these items up?
Thanks



DL
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Re: Repair XP Pro retail version
Posted: 12-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Did you boot from the winxp cd?
Slipstreaming; you need the full download, not the winupdate download, in
order to created a slipstreamed installation cd

MS Kb article;
NOTE: The information in this article applies only to computers with
*Windows XP preinstalled* by a computer manufacturer.

"Joe T" <JoeT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD685885-1A5B-419F-BB53-ACE4117951B7@microsoft.com...
>A few notes.
> 1. Problems too many to list. I'll try this before reformating computer.
> It
> worked on my old Win98se before I reformatted and upgraded to XP Pro. This
> is
> a home made computer, legal XP PRO SP2 retail version, stand alone, no
> network.
>
> 2. I'm going to do a repair of my XP Pro SP2 Retail version. In reading
> the
> warning #1 in link -
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI, I do not have
> the
> " To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R"
> option
> but only "Upgrade -recomended" window when I choose install from my disk
> in
> my CDROM menu. Is the upgrade the same as repair?
>
> 3. I have read other Microsoft KB's and maybe I'm just not reading it
> right,
> but they seem to contradict some things in the above link.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q312369. Do I
> follow
> the Microsoft site instructions or michael stevens site info?
>
> 4. Slip streaming is mentioned for SP2 above. However, a note in
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
> says -"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A
> smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update."
>
> Can someone clear these items up?
> Thanks
>
>
>

DL
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Re: Repair XP Pro retail version
Posted: 12-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Did you boot from the winxp cd?
Slipstreaming; you need the full download, not the winupdate download, in
order to created a slipstreamed installation cd

MS Kb article;
NOTE: The information in this article applies only to computers with
*Windows XP preinstalled* by a computer manufacturer.

"Joe T" <JoeT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD685885-1A5B-419F-BB53-ACE4117951B7@microsoft.com...
>A few notes.
> 1. Problems too many to list. I'll try this before reformating computer.
> It
> worked on my old Win98se before I reformatted and upgraded to XP Pro. This
> is
> a home made computer, legal XP PRO SP2 retail version, stand alone, no
> network.
>
> 2. I'm going to do a repair of my XP Pro SP2 Retail version. In reading
> the
> warning #1 in link -
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI, I do not have
> the
> " To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R"
> option
> but only "Upgrade -recomended" window when I choose install from my disk
> in
> my CDROM menu. Is the upgrade the same as repair?
>
> 3. I have read other Microsoft KB's and maybe I'm just not reading it
> right,
> but they seem to contradict some things in the above link.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q312369. Do I
> follow
> the Microsoft site instructions or michael stevens site info?
>
> 4. Slip streaming is mentioned for SP2 above. However, a note in
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
> says -"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A
> smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update."
>
> Can someone clear these items up?
> Thanks
>
>
>

Nepatsfan
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Re: Repair XP Pro retail version
Posted: 12-28-2008, 05:06 PM

Answered inline.

"Joe T" <JoeT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD685885-1A5B-419F-BB53-ACE4117951B7@microsoft.com...
>A few notes.
> 1. Problems too many to list. I'll try this before reformating computer.
> It
> worked on my old Win98se before I reformatted and upgraded to XP Pro. This
> is
> a home made computer, legal XP PRO SP2 retail version, stand alone, no
> network.
>
> 2. I'm going to do a repair of my XP Pro SP2 Retail version. In reading
> the
> warning #1 in link -
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI, I do not have
> the
> " To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R"
> option
> but only "Upgrade -recomended" window when I choose install from my disk
> in
> my CDROM menu. Is the upgrade the same as repair?
>
You're not reading all the information contained in Michael's instructions.
Step 1 in the procedure tells you to boot from the XP installation CD.
You're trying to start the repair while Windows is running. The better
approach is to configure your computer to boot from the CD.

Here's another article on repair installations that you may find helpful.

http://www.windowsxpprofessional.win...exfullpage.htm
> 3. I have read other Microsoft KB's and maybe I'm just not reading it
> right,
> but they seem to contradict some things in the above link.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q312369. Do I
> follow
> the Microsoft site instructions or michael stevens site info?
>
Once again, you're missing a point made in the article. Under the Symptoms
heading is the following information.

NOTE: The information in this article applies only to computers with Windows
XP preinstalled by a computer manufacturer.

You've stated that this is a home made computer running a retail version of
XP Pro. Sounds like that article doesn't apply to you.
> 4. Slip streaming is mentioned for SP2 above. However, a note in
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
> says -"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A
> smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update."
>
If you need to slipstream a service pack into your installation media, you
can safely ignore that warning. Here are a couple of articles you may find
helpful that outline how to use a program called AutoStreamer to create a
new installation CD.

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm

http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/u...streamer.shtml

> Can someone clear these items up?
> Thanks
Good luck

Nepatsfan



Nepatsfan
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Re: Repair XP Pro retail version
Posted: 12-28-2008, 05:06 PM

Answered inline.

"Joe T" <JoeT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD685885-1A5B-419F-BB53-ACE4117951B7@microsoft.com...
>A few notes.
> 1. Problems too many to list. I'll try this before reformating computer.
> It
> worked on my old Win98se before I reformatted and upgraded to XP Pro. This
> is
> a home made computer, legal XP PRO SP2 retail version, stand alone, no
> network.
>
> 2. I'm going to do a repair of my XP Pro SP2 Retail version. In reading
> the
> warning #1 in link -
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI, I do not have
> the
> " To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R"
> option
> but only "Upgrade -recomended" window when I choose install from my disk
> in
> my CDROM menu. Is the upgrade the same as repair?
>
You're not reading all the information contained in Michael's instructions.
Step 1 in the procedure tells you to boot from the XP installation CD.
You're trying to start the repair while Windows is running. The better
approach is to configure your computer to boot from the CD.

Here's another article on repair installations that you may find helpful.

http://www.windowsxpprofessional.win...exfullpage.htm
> 3. I have read other Microsoft KB's and maybe I'm just not reading it
> right,
> but they seem to contradict some things in the above link.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q312369. Do I
> follow
> the Microsoft site instructions or michael stevens site info?
>
Once again, you're missing a point made in the article. Under the Symptoms
heading is the following information.

NOTE: The information in this article applies only to computers with Windows
XP preinstalled by a computer manufacturer.

You've stated that this is a home made computer running a retail version of
XP Pro. Sounds like that article doesn't apply to you.
> 4. Slip streaming is mentioned for SP2 above. However, a note in
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
> says -"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A
> smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update."
>
If you need to slipstream a service pack into your installation media, you
can safely ignore that warning. Here are a couple of articles you may find
helpful that outline how to use a program called AutoStreamer to create a
new installation CD.

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm

http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/u...streamer.shtml

> Can someone clear these items up?
> Thanks
Good luck

Nepatsfan



pip22
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Re: Repair XP Pro retail version
Posted: 12-29-2008, 01:55 PM

Follow the michaelstevens tutorial, it's easier to follow in plai
English unlike some of Microsoft's techno-babble.

Slipstreaming is the process of downloading the entire service pack an
including it in a new Windows setup cd you make yourself. The idea is i
you need re-install Windows the service pack will automatically b
installed in a single process at the same time.

The warning on the Microsoft site "Do not click download if you ar
updating just one computer" is simply to save you download time. Fo
just one computer you can opt for the "windows update" method instead
which scans your system then downloads only those bits of the servic
pack which are relevant to your actual system.
If you download the service pack for offline use (eg to make
slipstream CD) it will take much longer to download because it contain
everything, including those components which are not relevant to you
current system.

However, even if you don't intend to make a slipstream CD, many peopl
still prefer to download the complete service pack so they can save i
in case they need to re-install it in the future either for themselve
or for a friend


pip22
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Re: Repair XP Pro retail version
Posted: 12-29-2008, 01:55 PM

Follow the michaelstevens tutorial, it's easier to follow in plai
English unlike some of Microsoft's techno-babble.

Slipstreaming is the process of downloading the entire service pack an
including it in a new Windows setup cd you make yourself. The idea is i
you need re-install Windows the service pack will automatically b
installed in a single process at the same time.

The warning on the Microsoft site "Do not click download if you ar
updating just one computer" is simply to save you download time. Fo
just one computer you can opt for the "windows update" method instead
which scans your system then downloads only those bits of the servic
pack which are relevant to your actual system.
If you download the service pack for offline use (eg to make
slipstream CD) it will take much longer to download because it contain
everything, including those components which are not relevant to you
current system.

However, even if you don't intend to make a slipstream CD, many peopl
still prefer to download the complete service pack so they can save i
in case they need to re-install it in the future either for themselve
or for a friend


Joe T
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Re: Repair XP Pro retail version
Posted: 12-30-2008, 05:28 AM
Thank you Nepatsfan, for your link,
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.win...exfullpage.htm
It was just what I was looking for. Concise and to the point. That's all I
wanted. Many thanks to others also.
I do see now I was in error for not booting from the cdrom. Now if I'm
reading things here right.....
1. I download the SP2 from the Microsoft site onto a cd. About 2 hrs. By the
way, one link mentioned "A smaller, more appropriate download is now
available on Windows Update". Why not that one? Do I need to slipstream? Why
would I want to slip stream? Just curious.
2. I download the Autostreamer.
3. Do the repair.
4. Run Autostreamer and everything is right with the universe. Far out!
Thanks again to all.

"Nepatsfan" wrote:
> Answered inline.
>
> "Joe T" <JoeT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AD685885-1A5B-419F-BB53-ACE4117951B7@microsoft.com...
> >A few notes.
> > 1. Problems too many to list. I'll try this before reformating computer.
> > It
> > worked on my old Win98se before I reformatted and upgraded to XP Pro. This
> > is
> > a home made computer, legal XP PRO SP2 retail version, stand alone, no
> > network.
> >
> > 2. I'm going to do a repair of my XP Pro SP2 Retail version. In reading
> > the
> > warning #1 in link -
> > http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI, I do not have
> > the
> > " To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R"
> > option
> > but only "Upgrade -recomended" window when I choose install from my disk
> > in
> > my CDROM menu. Is the upgrade the same as repair?
> >
>
> You're not reading all the information contained in Michael's instructions.
> Step 1 in the procedure tells you to boot from the XP installation CD.
> You're trying to start the repair while Windows is running. The better
> approach is to configure your computer to boot from the CD.
>
> Here's another article on repair installations that you may find helpful.
>
> http://www.windowsxpprofessional.win...exfullpage.htm
>
> > 3. I have read other Microsoft KB's and maybe I'm just not reading it
> > right,
> > but they seem to contradict some things in the above link.
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q312369. Do I
> > follow
> > the Microsoft site instructions or michael stevens site info?
> >
>
> Once again, you're missing a point made in the article. Under the Symptoms
> heading is the following information.
>
> NOTE: The information in this article applies only to computers with Windows
> XP preinstalled by a computer manufacturer.
>
> You've stated that this is a home made computer running a retail version of
> XP Pro. Sounds like that article doesn't apply to you.
>
> > 4. Slip streaming is mentioned for SP2 above. However, a note in
> > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
> > says -"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A
> > smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update."
> >
>
> If you need to slipstream a service pack into your installation media, you
> can safely ignore that warning. Here are a couple of articles you may find
> helpful that outline how to use a program called AutoStreamer to create a
> new installation CD.
>
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm
>
> http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/u...streamer.shtml
>
>
> > Can someone clear these items up?
> > Thanks
>
> Good luck
>
> Nepatsfan
>
>
>
>
Joe T
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Re: Repair XP Pro retail version
Posted: 12-30-2008, 05:28 AM
Thank you Nepatsfan, for your link,
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.win...exfullpage.htm
It was just what I was looking for. Concise and to the point. That's all I
wanted. Many thanks to others also.
I do see now I was in error for not booting from the cdrom. Now if I'm
reading things here right.....
1. I download the SP2 from the Microsoft site onto a cd. About 2 hrs. By the
way, one link mentioned "A smaller, more appropriate download is now
available on Windows Update". Why not that one? Do I need to slipstream? Why
would I want to slip stream? Just curious.
2. I download the Autostreamer.
3. Do the repair.
4. Run Autostreamer and everything is right with the universe. Far out!
Thanks again to all.

"Nepatsfan" wrote:
> Answered inline.
>
> "Joe T" <JoeT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AD685885-1A5B-419F-BB53-ACE4117951B7@microsoft.com...
> >A few notes.
> > 1. Problems too many to list. I'll try this before reformating computer.
> > It
> > worked on my old Win98se before I reformatted and upgraded to XP Pro. This
> > is
> > a home made computer, legal XP PRO SP2 retail version, stand alone, no
> > network.
> >
> > 2. I'm going to do a repair of my XP Pro SP2 Retail version. In reading
> > the
> > warning #1 in link -
> > http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI, I do not have
> > the
> > " To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R"
> > option
> > but only "Upgrade -recomended" window when I choose install from my disk
> > in
> > my CDROM menu. Is the upgrade the same as repair?
> >
>
> You're not reading all the information contained in Michael's instructions.
> Step 1 in the procedure tells you to boot from the XP installation CD.
> You're trying to start the repair while Windows is running. The better
> approach is to configure your computer to boot from the CD.
>
> Here's another article on repair installations that you may find helpful.
>
> http://www.windowsxpprofessional.win...exfullpage.htm
>
> > 3. I have read other Microsoft KB's and maybe I'm just not reading it
> > right,
> > but they seem to contradict some things in the above link.
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q312369. Do I
> > follow
> > the Microsoft site instructions or michael stevens site info?
> >
>
> Once again, you're missing a point made in the article. Under the Symptoms
> heading is the following information.
>
> NOTE: The information in this article applies only to computers with Windows
> XP preinstalled by a computer manufacturer.
>
> You've stated that this is a home made computer running a retail version of
> XP Pro. Sounds like that article doesn't apply to you.
>
> > 4. Slip streaming is mentioned for SP2 above. However, a note in
> > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
> > says -"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A
> > smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update."
> >
>
> If you need to slipstream a service pack into your installation media, you
> can safely ignore that warning. Here are a couple of articles you may find
> helpful that outline how to use a program called AutoStreamer to create a
> new installation CD.
>
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm
>
> http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/u...streamer.shtml
>
>
> > Can someone clear these items up?
> > Thanks
>
> Good luck
>
> Nepatsfan
>
>
>
>
 
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