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Old 03-07-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default Windows XP installation asking for SP2 CD - don't have!

At the moment, I've formatted my hard drives and am installing a fresh Windows XP MCE. However, it is now asking me to insert a CD with SP2, though I never had one? Is there anyway to skip this and update later after installation? Can I download the SP3 ISO image, burn it, and use that to install? Otherwise, I'm pretty much stuck now.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:40 PM   #2
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Did you get it in a way that you didn't pay for it? Most of those (make that all) copies are just windows xp pro made to look like MCE. Or did you buy a new OEM copy or use a copy of it that came with your computer?
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Did you get it in a way that you didn't pay for it? Most of those (make that all) copies are just windows xp pro made to look like MCE. Or did you buy a new OEM copy or use a copy of it that came with your computer?
I got my XP MCE legally when I purchases my computer from MDG (Canadian computer retailer). It came with 2 disk installation CDs, that's all.

I found an ISO I can burn of SP3 from Microsoft Download Page? Will that suffice for the installation?
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I got my XP MCE legally when I purchases my computer from MDG (Canadian computer retailer). It came with 2 disk installation CDs, that's all.

I found an ISO I can burn of SP3 from Microsoft Download Page? Will that suffice for the installation?
That should work
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That should work
Hmm, I also found a download for SP2 exe, would the installer recognize that on a disk?
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You're saying that you don't have the second CD? The needed service pack is on the second CD.

It may see a burned copy of SP2, but I can't say for sure.
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You're saying that you don't have the second CD? The needed service pack is on the second CD.

It may see a burned copy of SP2, but I can't say for sure.
Well yes, I have 2 CDs, and now it asks for another SP2 CD!
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The second CD should have SP2, no?
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It might; there's only one way to find out.
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The second CD should have SP2, no?

Oh my goodness, it turns out the necissary files are back on Disk 1!!!! Installation is now continueing

What a mindjob, never thought I'd have to go back to disk 1.

I hope those few restarts won't screw up my installation.

Thanks anyways for the fast responses, guys. May my new installations go off without a hitch.

Now the installation keeps looping! It stopped at 14 min remaining when "registering components", and now its back to over 35 minutes!

What?
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