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Windows XP sp3

If I reinstall Windows after July 2010 but I only have an XP SP2 Upgrade CD. Can I just installed Sp2 normally and then install Sp3 from a saved file on my USB?

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Yep but there are other options

First off, you'll want to make sure that your copies of XP and the SP3 update are duplicated. Don't have just one copy. If your only copy of SP3 is on a flash drive, you're done when (not if) that flash drive dies unless you're lucky enough to find another copy elsewhere. Back it up. As well, if you have a retail or OEM copy of XP other than from such as a brand name builder, you can slipstream your copy of SP3 into your copy XP disk. Slipstreaming creates a new bootable copy of the OS on another disk so you don't need to do the upgrade after an installation.

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I can duplicate a copy of Sp3. I have a copy of Xp Pro Sp2. How would I be able to slip stream this onto a disk. And would it be ok if I I just installed sp2 first and then sp3.

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Do a google search for "autostreamer" and see if the procedure fits your needs and capabilities. It doesn't get much easier. As well, nothing will prevent you from making this a 2 step process in the future if you prefer to do such that way. You can install XP at any service pack level and use the appropriate service pack update files if you have them.

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(NT) Thanks

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