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fanton

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Hi there,

I am going to install a new HDD into a family members PC. However, I have an SP1 cd, and I want to install XP with my laptop through an external Firewire HDD case. I will then remove the drive, and place it in the PC. Is there a problem with this idea?

I want to do it this way to avoid malware while updating to the latest SP2.

are there any issues I should be aware of if doing things this way?
thanks,

Fanton
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not gonna work....there's no effective way to install an OS on an external drive and have it work...during install XP looks at the current hardware platform and set's itself up accordingly

http://www.theelderg...ed_xpsp2_cd.htm give that article a read (or google slipstream SP2) about slipstreaming SP2 on a windows install disk
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thanks, I'll look into it.
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