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Installing SP3

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MN, May 27, 2010.

  1. MN

    MN Flightless Bird

    I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).

    After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD, can I
    install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?

    Or, do I have to install SP2 first?

    I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I already have
    install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.

    (I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the SP3
    level.)

    Please advise.
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    MN wrote:
    > I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).
    >
    > After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD, can I
    > install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?
    >
    > Or, do I have to install SP2 first?
    >
    > I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I already have
    > install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.
    >
    > (I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the SP3
    > level.)
    >
    > Please advise.
    >
    >


    Install SP1 first and then SP3.

    --
    Alias
     
  3. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "MN" <MN@Private.net> wrote in message
    news:%23LHoIDf$KHA.2332@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).
    >
    > After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD, can
    > I install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?
    >
    > Or, do I have to install SP2 first?
    >
    > I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I already
    > have install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.
    >
    > (I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the
    > SP3 level.)
    >
    > Please advise.
    >




    Once SP1a is installed, you can skip right to SP3.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  4. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:%23LHoIDf$KHA.2332@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    MN <MN@Private.net> typed:
    > I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no
    > operating system).
    > After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP
    > install CD, can I install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as
    > the next step?
    > Or, do I have to install SP2 first?
    >
    > I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble
    > when I already have install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.
    >
    > (I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN
    > XP at the SP3 level.)
    >
    > Please advise.


    You have to have SP1, SP1a, or SP2 installed first: Then you can install
    SP3.
    You would be wise to look up the prerequisites and requirements for
    installing SP3 at Microsoft. They have three excellent articles on it.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...fd-6f69-4289-8bd1-eb966bcdfb5e&displaylang=en


    For starters.



    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  5. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    MN wrote:
    > I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).
    >
    > After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD, can I
    > install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?
    >
    > Or, do I have to install SP2 first?
    >
    > I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I already have
    > install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.
    >
    > (I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the SP3
    > level.)
    >
    > Please advise.
    >
    >


    If you start with WinXP Gold (original release), one issue you
    might have, is the maximum partition size you'll be able to set
    up (at first).

    Once you've done SP1A and SP3, then you should be able to use
    a partition management application, to stretch the C: partition
    to occupy the whole disk.

    If you slipstream SP3, maybe you'll be able to use the whole
    disk, while the initial install is done. So there might be
    a subtle difference, between, Gold+SP1a+SP3 versus slipstream_SP3.

    Paul
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully patched
    (after a clean install)
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/msg/3f5afa8ed33e121c

    MN wrote:
    > I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).
    >
    > After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD, can I
    > install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?
    >
    > Or, do I have to install SP2 first?
    >
    > I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I already
    > have
    > install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.
    >
    > (I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the SP3
    > level.)
    >
    > Please advise.
     
  7. Big_Al

    Big_Al Flightless Bird

    Paul said this on 5/27/2010 9:47 PM:
    > MN wrote:
    >> I going to install Win XP on a new computer (with no operating system).
    >>
    >> After I install Win XP (no SP's) from my (legal) Win XP install CD,
    >> can I install SP3 (from an SP3 install CD) as the next step?
    >>
    >> Or, do I have to install SP2 first?
    >>
    >> I am aware of "slipstreaming', but why go to the trouble when I
    >> already have install CD's for SP1a, SP2, and SP3.
    >>
    >> (I realize that Microsoft Update soon will only support WIN XP at the
    >> SP3 level.)
    >>
    >> Please advise.
    >>

    >
    > If you start with WinXP Gold (original release), one issue you
    > might have, is the maximum partition size you'll be able to set
    > up (at first).
    >
    > Once you've done SP1A and SP3, then you should be able to use
    > a partition management application, to stretch the C: partition
    > to occupy the whole disk.
    >
    > If you slipstream SP3, maybe you'll be able to use the whole
    > disk, while the initial install is done. So there might be
    > a subtle difference, between, Gold+SP1a+SP3 versus slipstream_SP3.
    >
    > Paul


    2 side effects from slipstream are that 1) you get no install residue
    folders/files from the SPx installs, those $NTuninstall* folders
    specifically. And 2) you can also add your drivers for your
    motherboard meaning that instantly after install you are up and running.
    Oh, and a 3rd possible plus is that if you need a repair of your OS,
    you now have the proper CD to repair from. IIRC, you can't do a SP3
    repair with a older CD.

    You say its a new machine so I assume you have no drive space issues,
    but this produces a slimmer footprint after install.
     
  8. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Big_Al wrote:

    > Oh, and a 3rd possible plus is that if you need a repair
    > of your OS, you now have the proper CD to repair from. IIRC, you
    > can't do a SP3 repair with a older CD.


    Actually, it is possible to do this as long as one boots off the CD
    rather than the hard drive (otherwise, the dreaded message about the
    version being incorrect will appear). In order for this to work, the
    version of IE installed on the hard drive would need to be IE6. (Come to
    think of it, this would need to be the case for a regular SP3 CD, too.)

    And once the process is complete, the PC user will have reverted to the
    earlier service pack level. Not the best way to do things, but it can
    work.
     

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