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    Asking a question, hopefully, before the answer is really necessary.
    Can one do a repair installation on Windows XP Home SP3 with an installation CD for Windows XP Home SP2?
    If so, are there any pitfalls?

    I do produce a monthly disk image but would feel happier with this insurance.

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    Hello Joe et welcome to the Lounge. And a Happy New 2011.

    Doing a repairs on XP should only affect the OS files, none else. Try it and let us know....

    If you do go the route of Repair, disregard the first Repair offer, keep going and use the second offer, I do not know what the first one does, I never used it, the second one I used often enough and I was happy with the results. Of course, do a clone before you attempt anything, sure and nice way to recoup one's mistake.

    Have fun..........Jean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Connell View Post
    Asking a question, hopefully, before the answer is really necessary.
    Can one do a repair installation on Windows XP Home SP3 with an installation CD for Windows XP Home SP2?
    If so, are there any pitfalls?

    I do produce a monthly disk image but would feel happier with this insurance.
    It realy should be service pack 3, even if you made an attempt to slipstream it into the disk.
    The repair installation will be restricted and limited, although probably not by much.
    You will be reliant on the remaining service packs that are already present on your hard drive, of being non coorrupt
    and in a good working state.

    If this is not an issue to you then you should be fine.
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