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    new install of xp and updates?

    My Windows XP cd is from Dell, original purchase Jan 2002. I think it was even before sp1. Are updates still available for XP? So when I do the install will I still be able to do updates? What about Sp1, sp2, sp3?

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    If your talking about doing a reinstall, yes, all updates are still available from Microsoft.
    I highly recommend that you start creating a slipstreamed Windows XP disk now.

    GOOGLE: Slipstreaming Windows XP

    As for all of the service packs, they are here:

    Windows XP Service Pack 1a Express Install (32-Bit) for End Users

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

    (Download them all and burn them securely to disk).


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    Last edited by CLiNT; 2011-09-29 at 00:45.

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    Clint, you maybe should have said that the XP service packs are cumulative, so you only need to install the newest - SP3...
    After installing SP3 you will probably have to install well over 100 updates taking several hours which have been released since SP3.
    Some folks say that the absence of an SP4 is to encourage you to move to Windows 7!
    Last edited by BATcher; 2011-09-29 at 01:06.
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    Thanks very true.
    The burdens of continuing to use XP. If you want it, your gonna have to work for it.


    Automatically Slipstream Windows XP with SP3 and All Post-SP3 Security Hotfixes with a Single Command

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    I highly recommend getting your hands on a genuine XP Pro, SP 3 disk through whatever means ethically possible.
    It will make the effort just a little bit less burdensome.

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    Microsoft now says that SP1 has to be installed in order to install SP3. MS recommends SP2 be installed, but it is not a requirement.

    Obtaining a legal XP Pro SP3 installation CD would certainly be easier and less time consuming.

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    Just a point, well discussed here, "it's the Lic Key that makes the install Legal, not the CD it came from"

    On a recent re-install of XP for a customer, there were 113 updates that had to be downloaded and installed.

    Experience is truly the best teacher.

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